Put Your Nose in a Book: Masks, Library Style

With some libraries reopening for at least limited services, and many others doing curbside pickup, face masks are a necessity for library workers and patrons alike. These library- and book-themed offerings can make it fun and show your library love all over your face.

With some libraries reopening for at least limited services, and many others doing curbside pickup, face masks are a necessity for library workers and patrons alike. These library- and book-themed offerings can make it fun and show your library love all over your face.

mask with multicolored books on itOut of Print face masks will be available beginning July 6. They cost $12, a portion of which will be donated to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.

face mask with book patternLitographs, best known for artwork that is made from all the text in a particular work, is branching out in its mask offering, retailing for $14.99.

 

 

woman wearing face mask with words on itStoriarts' Commit to Lit mask is currently sold out but should be back in stock soon.

 

 

 

blue face mask with octopus holding books in each armRedBubble literary and library themed masks, like this Armed With Knowledge Mask by Martina Scott, feature art from independent designers and start at $9.99.

 

 

black face mask with letteringTeepublic follows a similar model, with most designs composed of text on a black background, like this Library Literary by funnystyleshop. Normally $10 each, currently 20 percent off at press time.

 

face shield with Harry Potter style glasses that readsAlso aggregating individual artists’ designs, in addition to standard cloth masks, Zazzle offers this Harry Potter–esque face shield by Bunhead with Duct Tape, $9.95.

 

 

 

 

black tube style mask with words on itLast but not least, there’s always Etsy. Since many of its offerings are crafted at home by artists in small quantities, the particular masks highlighted in this Book Riot post last month may no longer be available, but new ones crop up every day, including this tube-shaped alternative from French Toasty Good.

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Barbara Johnson

Add AmpedUpLearning to your list. I just ordered masks with "Cite Your Sources" and "I Read so I Know Things". They are $10-$12 each. https://ampeduplearning.com/cite-your-sources-face-mask/ Waiting to receive!

Posted : Jul 08, 2020 02:47


Deborah Cunningham

How do you order face masks?

Posted : Jul 03, 2020 12:21


Sushma Sri

No

Posted : Jul 03, 2020 05:13


Sandra Parham

Love the masks! Where can they be purchased?

Posted : Jul 03, 2020 04:03


Jove Jumalon

Are these products on sale? They are super nice!

Posted : Jul 02, 2020 12:26


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