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Fancy a date night with a vintage novel? This set contains a beautiful vintage book all about ‘Animals of East Africa’, a handmade reclaimed book page bookmark by The Vintage Bookwork (a fellow Craftie), a wood slice candle holder and tealight, a hand crocheted coaster and a tea bag for a cuppa whilst you read.

A date with a book is a vintage novel, bookmark and a choice of hot drink! Book dates are a wonderful self care item, they encourage you to take time out of a busy life and really think about looking after you. They also make a great gift for anyone who needs a little love or support; whether they are poorly or going through a difficult time in their lives. We live in such a busy world, that self care is often missed our of our daily routines. So, use your book date as an excuse to snuggle up, switch off all of your devices and get hooked on a good book.

The concept of a date with a book came from living with chronic physical and mental illness. Having spent a lot of time in hospital, including a year as an inpatient on an eating disorder unit, craft grew to be a huge part of my life. I craft everyday as a way to soothe myself and release any stress or fight the days when my mental health isn’t so good. I wanted to combine my love of craft, reading, vintage and something wonderful that would spread joy to those who needed a pick me up!

Gradually book dates have grown and developed and there are many new ideas in the pipeline!

Check out my other listings for different handcrafted goodies or drop me a message if there’s something else you would like/would like customising!



I’m always happy to create custom products and bespoke sets. If you’d like something different- such as a specific book, genre or design- please feel free to get in touch with your requirements.


If the item is in stock and ready, it will be dispatched within 2-3 days of placing your order. All custom items will be dispatched within 3-5 days of placing your order.


UK 1-2 days- all items are sent Royal Mail 2nd Class unless requested otherwise.
International: shipping times vary depending on country. All items are sent Royal Mail International Standard unless stated otherwise.


All book dates are wrapped in tissue paper and in a box, so are ideal to give as gifts. I can send you book date directly to your gift recipient and also include a complimentary gift note if required. Please let me know in the notes to the seller field upon checkout.

If you have any more questions, please feel free to get in touch!

Kate x

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When I was 15, I first started to develop an Eating Disorder. I have had an eating disorder now for over 10 years and have associated Depression, Anxiety and OCD as well as chronic Gastrointestinal issues. I spend a lot of my time crafting. It eases my anxiety and has been such a comfort during difficult times. I love to art journal and crochet especially. I love to create beautiful things for other people and can’t go a day without any creativity.

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