For Librarians, Buy Librarians 2015 Holiday Shopping Guide

2015 Librarian Shopping Guide

christmasWelcome to For Librarians, Buy Librarians– my guide to some of my favorite web-based shops run (mostly) by librarians! Originally posted in 2012 I wanted to share this with new fans. This is a Shopping Guide to Etsy Shops (etc) of INALJ fans, their friends and family 🙂

I am floored by all of the imagination and technical skill. I will be updating this periodically. Most of these shops are run by librarians but some are just ones shared by librarians that they love. HackLibrarySchool has a fab Library Gift Guide on Pinterest and Etsy has a fab list called Etsy Team Librarian you should check out too! h/t Kristin.

And finally the fab guide put together by Sarah:  Gift Ideas for Librarians.

Want to get your shop added?  Email  MUST have subject line ADD to GIFT GUIDE or I may not even open it.  Thanks!

-Happy shopping everyone- Naomi

Books & Comics

Library Juice Press Independent library press

Tony Dowler  hand drawn dungeon maps and more!

Hand Critters Books  books and ornaments, etc

Peregrine Arts Bindery blank books, journals, etc

The Vespiary blank journals made from recycled materials

Dulcet dancing girl press and studio paper and books and ephemera

Two Thousand Pounds of Letterpress  Seattle area printer & bookbinder

Wintersong Books  books, holiday items, etc


Jewelry & Clothing

Stranger Bird Vintage high end vintage clothes

Nettie Made jewelry, pottery, gifts, etc

Artwark lovely earrings, necklaces, jewelry, etc

TLA Designs handcrafted jewelry

Silver Moon Designs jewelry including holiday themed earrings

PhoenixFire Designs pendants and more!

Craftology crafted jewelry

Coral Joy handcrafted jewelry including fossilized coral

Librarians Closet clothes and jewelry with a vintage twist


Other Gifts

JingerBreadHouse  hand lettering and fine art by my sister-in-law!

Aproposzines  artwork, zines, and music

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab  literary and other types of handmade perfumes

Dewey Decimal Crafts crocheted skulls for all occasions

(Mostly) Mammals stuffed animals

Keystone Woodcrafts birdhouses

Jujie Wicks candles

J Beaudet Studios paintings

Chris Bishop  prints and illustrations and

BadgesByQuake  Handmade badges built on creative images

Hey Beast Studio  illustrator and illustrations

Jamberry Nail Art nail art and decoration


Any suggestions for 2016?



Granola Lab (founded by a cataloger)

Anarchy in a Jar jams, jellies, preserves, etc


Business Cards the ones I use!

Jaye Fishel


(updated from 2012, 2013 & 2014)

updated 11/28/15 but not 100% link checked, FYI

Naomi House

Naomi House, MLIS, is the founder and publisher of the popular webzine and jobs list (formerly I Need a Library Job) and former CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) of, a crowdfunding platform focused on African patrimony, heritage and cultural projects. INALJ was founded in October 2010 with the assistance of her fellow Rutgers classmate, Elizabeth Leonard. Its social media presence has grown to include Facebook (retired in 2016), Twitter and a LinkedIn group, in addition to the interviews, articles and jobs found on INALJ. INALJ has had over 21 Million page hits and helped many, many thousands of librarians find employment! Through grassroots marketing, word of mouth and a real focus on exploring unconventional resources for job leads, INALJ grew from a subscription base of 20 friends to a website with over 500,000 visits in one month. Naomi believes that well-sourced quantity is quality in this narrow job market and INALJ reflects this with many new jobs published daily. She has also written for the 2011, 2012 and 2013 LexisNexis Government Info Pro and many other publications in the past decade. She presents whenever she can, including serving on three panels at the American Library Association's Annual Conference in Las Vegas; as breakout presenter at OCLC EMEA in Cape Town, South Africa; as a keynote speaker at the Virginia Library Association annual meeting; at the National Press Club in Washington DC; McGill University in Montreal, Canada; the University of the Emirates, Dubai, MLIS program and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Naomi was a Reference, Marketing and Acquisitions Librarian for a contractor at a federal library outside Washington, DC, and has been living and working in Budapest, Hungary and Western New York State. She spent years running her husband’s moving labor website, fixed and sold old houses and assisted her husband cooking delicious Pakistani food. She is preparing to re-enter the workforce and is job hunting. Her husband is now the co-editor of INALJ, a true support!  She has heard of spare time but hasn’t encountered it lately. She pronounces INALJ as eye-na-elle-jay. 


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