Laughing Elephant Loves Books & Readers!
Laughing Elephant’s hometown of Seattle, Washington is a city that is often associated with coffee, grunge music, and rainy weather. But many people don't know that it is also a city with a vibrant literary scene! It was named one of two American Cities of Literature by UNESCO in 2017—the honor is bestowed on cities that have a strong literary culture and promote literature and reading through initiatives such as public libraries, bookstores, and literary festivals. And if you're looking for a way to immerse yourself in Seattle's literary world, then Seattle Independent Bookstore Day (SIBD) is the perfect event for you!
Created in partnership with the New York Public Library our Virginia Woolf notebooks are a true treasure for any literature lover. Each notebook in the set features a reproduction of one of the covers of the actual notebooks used by Woolf to draft her novels and essays, including The Pargiters and The Waves. These beautiful pocket-sized notebooks are perfect for jotting down notes, ideas, or even snippets of Woolf's own writing!
Laughing Elephant also offers a variety of art prints featuring books and readers! These charming illustrations capture the joy and magic of reading, with images that range from cozy book nooks to whimsical literary scenes. Featuring the illustrations of Marcello Dudovich, Honor Appleton, and Jessie Willcox Smith (among many others!), these prints make great gifts for book lovers, or for anyone looking to add some literary flair to their home decor.
Even squirrels love to read!
For book lovers, there's nothing quite like being surrounded by their favorite literary characters and stories. Laughing Elephant offers a variety of storybook-themed products that are perfect for bringing the magic of classic children's books to life. Our magnets, art prints, and greeting cards feature whimsical illustrations from beloved books such as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie, and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Whether you're a fan of fairy tales, adventure stories, or animal tales, our collection has something to offer for every reader!
Next up is our Little Golden Books line of products that celebrate the nostalgia and charm of the popular gold-banded books! Made In partnership with Random House Children’s Books and inspired by Diane Muldrow’s Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Little Golden Book, this line features art prints from classic Little Golden illustrations and sweet sentiments. These products are perfect for those who grew up reading Little Golden Books or simply appreciate their timeless appeal!
What would we do without our Little Golden friends??
The children's books from Laughing Elephant aren’t just for kids! They're perfect for book lovers of all ages who appreciate beautiful illustrations and timeless stories. These books feature the art of our favorite illustrators from a variety of vintage sources, including postcards, children's books, magazines, and advertisements. From classic fairy tales to beloved nursery rhymes to Led Zeppelin (yes, you read that right), these books will transport you back in time and remind you of the joys of reading.
Our Children’s books include our best selling die-cut shape book series!
If you’re visiting an indie bookstore, be on the lookout for Carl in their Children’s Books section!
Order an art print or book signed by Alexandra Day with a stamp-print of the real Carl's paw!
Now that you've been inspired by all the literary offerings from Laughing Elephant, it's time to get started writing your own book! Check out our collection of beautifully designed notebooks and journals, where you can jot down your flashes of creativity and keep them safe for later.