If there’s one thing I love more than kawaii stationery, it’s reading books so why not combine the two? These would all make great gifts for book lovers or just a treat for yourself – in between buying more books…
I miss the library a lot these days and can’t wait to be allowed back in for a browse. These library card stickers by Happy Lil Bear (USA) are so cute and nostalgic – choose from beary, froggy, doggy and cowy!
This Mind Wave washi tape at Cute Things from Japan (JP) has pretty much the perfect bookshelf, full of books, plants, tea and sleepy cats.
Bookplates have fallen out of favour a bit but they’re a sweet addition to a gifted book – or a way to make sure a borrowed book comes back to you. boygirlparty (USA) has some super cute animal bookplates with whales, owls and more.
Bellzi (USA) is better known for kawaii plush but also has some pretty stationery featuring their Draggi dragon character. I love this sticky note set that’s designed to look like a storybook.
The hardback journals at Redbubble (ships from locations worldwide) are really nice quality and you can choose designs from thousands of artists. ohjessmarie has a lovely selection of bookish art including this snail that would be perfect for a reading journal.
Don’t lose your place with this rainbow cloud bookmark by Ingrained Inc (UK). There’s a long rainbow ribbon attached but I enjoy the little pop of colour when it’s closed up. It can also be personalised with a name.
Jot down notes and TBR lists with these Bookfriends notepads at Fallindesign (South Korea). There’s 4 designs with cute cats and dogs but they’re affordable enough that you don’t really need to choose.
I’m stretching the stationery theme a little here but how could I leave out this bookworm patch by Laura Illustrates? It would be super cute on your jacket or book bag but you could also use it to decorate a journal.
Read any good books lately? If you need some new ideas, have a look at our Books, Comics & Zines sections.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.