Beverage of the Intellectual

“For tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse in their nervous sensibilities…will always be the favourite beverage of the intellectual…” – Thomas De Quincey

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Frankenstein Bookmarks

​It’s October! You know what that means…harvest festivals, pumpkin carvings, horror stories, and scary monsters such as Frankenstein’s creature. These bookmarks are an ode to Shelly’s ability to have captured her nightmare into a novel. To be entered to win: 1. Follow us on any social media platform. 2. Share your favorite thing to do during the harvest season. Our giveaway ends at midnight tonight (pacific time). Go to chismechick.com/giveaway for more info about the contest rules. 🎃🍁👻🍂

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The Wizard of Oz Bookmarks

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“There is no place like home.” – L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

You have a chance to win these handmade, typewritten bookmarks. Just follow us on one of our social media platforms and tell us who your favorite book character is by midnight tonight (pacific time). Go to chismechick.com/giveaway for more info about the contest rules. The winner will be chosen by a random drawing and will be messaged after the contest ends.

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National Coffee Day

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Happy National Coffee Day! Since we love coffee and books so much, we want to give you an opportunity to win two bibliophile bookmarks that were dipped in a medium roast brew. To win: 1. Follow us on one of our social media accounts. If you are already following us, you too, can win. 2. Tell us your favorite type of coffee by midnight tonight (pacific time). Please go to chismechick.com/giveaway for more info about the contest rules. We will message the winner daily.

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James Joyce’s Ulysses Bookmarks

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Today we’re giving away hand-crafted Ulysses bookmarks. The cat was hand drawn and the letters “Mkgnao” were typewritten. The second bookmark includes a typewritten quote that states, “Love loves to love love.” For a chance to win: 1. Follow us on one of our platforms. You can be an existing follower to win. 2. Tell us about your favorite author. This contest will end tonight at midnight pacific time. Go to chismechick.com/giveaway for more info about the contest rules. We will message the winner daily.

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Anne Frank Bookmarks

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It’s Day 3 of Banned Books Week. Today we’ve chosen Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl. We’re giving away two handmade bookmarks. In order for a chance to win, follow us on a platform and tell us what your favorite non-fiction book is by midnight tonight (pacific time). You can be an existing follower to win. Please go to chismechick.com/giveaway for more info about the contest rules. We will message the winner daily.

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Bookmarks

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Today we’re giving away bookmarks from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. For a chance to win, you must: 1. Make sure you are following us on one of our platforms 2. Tell us your favorite character from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Go to chismechick.com/giveaway for more info about the contest requirements. This contest will end tonight at midnight pacific time. We will message the winner daily. Good luck!

 

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Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week begins today and ends on October 1st! To celebrate, we will be giving away two handmade bibliophile bookmarks every day. Today we’ve selected quotes from Fahrenheit 451. All you have to do to win is follow our page and tell us about your favorite book. The contest ends at midnight pacific time. Go to chismechick.com/giveaway for more info about the contest requirements. We will message the winner daily. 📚

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National Read a Book Day

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It’s National Read a Book Day! According to @BBCiWonder, “It would take 62,000 years to read all the books in existence.” Celebrate by reading an abridged book in one sitting such as these miniatures. 🙂 Or begin a classic, unabridged novel like War and Peace or a Charles Dickens’ novel.

 

 

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Newport Beach Book Fair

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We’re at the Newport Beach Book Fair until 5:30pm. Stop by to see our new fall collection! 🍂🍃🍂 #NewportBeach #bookfair #books #literature #bibliophile #tennis #gifts (at Newport Beach Tennis Club)

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Banned Book Week

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“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them. -Ray Bradbury

Banned Book Week has caused us to reflect on novels in our personal library. One of our prized titles is a signed copy of Fahrenheit 451, which inspired these new bookmarks. Keep reading and open your mind to new things.

We will be exhibitors at the 2015 Newport Beach Book Fair on Sunday, October 4th. It is free to the public. This event will be held from 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM at The Newport Beach Tennis Club at 2601 East Bluff Dr. Newport Beach, CA 92660. Join us and place custom orders in person! 📚

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This Day in History

This day in history: On September 27, 1905, Albert #Einstein published his three page paper on physics which accounted for a new dimension, time. He included his famous #formula E=mc2. Albert changed our perception of the #universe. In honor of his accomplishment, we are releasing a new Bibliophile Bookmark, made available on our website.

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World Book Day

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We are celebrating World Book Day. In the words of C. S. Lewis, “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

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Retro Objects//Hidden Narratives

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“If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.”

― Rudyard Kipling, The Collected Works

Vintage styled images can be mnemonic devices to help us recall our past. A single object can generate a flood of memories. It is a shared collective past. These textbooks may remind you of your own academic journey. The titles are the following: Modern Business English, Democracy in America, and High School English Grammar. They are relics of shared classroom experiences.

This photo, taken at a recent shoot, is a throwback to the past. History is a rustic land filled with mystery that antiquarians desire to preserve. This image is a perfect desktop or tablet background. We hope you, too, share our sentiment that we can rejuvenate the past by interacting with its objects. Perhaps you can share this photo with a fellow bibliophile.

Here at Chisme Chick, we have curated collections of objects that connect to history and literature. From our fiber arts to handcrafted jewelry line, each object contains a unique story. We believe that you, too, also have a hidden narrative that can be coaxed with objects. This is why we commission quality, handmade pieces that aid your daily conversations with friends and even strangers. Why not purchase a product that contains a fascinating story? Life is an adventure. Let’s celebrate it by selecting goods that represent us as we share what we cherish.

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Bookmarks

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Our bookmarks are created with a Remington Ten Forty typewriter. We use multicolored parchment card-stock which measures 2″ x 7.25″. It’s a perfect gift for a fellow bibliophile. These bookmarks are part of the Things We Love Collection ♡.

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