Have you ever loved a book so much that you wanted to carry it around with you everywhere you went? Now you can do so without having to lug around the extra baggage, thanks to these bookish tees from Litographs. The text from classic and contemporary works like Outlander, Hamlet, The Great Gatsby, Pride and Prejudice, Les Misérables, and Jane Eyre have been hand-pressed onto shirts in a variety of colors and designs.
Customers can choose between an all-text tee or another version with the words wrapped around an illustration that ties in with the book. Shorter novels might be represented in full on certain tees, but it depends entirely on the word length. The brand also makes posters—some of which are available on Amazon and The Grommet—and those prints feature books in their entirety.
"For every book we carry, we print a poster that fits the entire text, but because of the variability of T-shirt shapes and sizes, and because it's a less precise process than a perfectly rectangular poster, we can fit about 40,000 words on each shirt," Jack Neary, Head of Community at Litographs, tells Mental Floss. "For some titles that's enough for the whole text and for the longer ones it's more of an excerpt."
Litographs has given more than 200 books the T-shirt treatment, but if you don't see your favorite after searching for it on the website, you will be given the option of submitting your email to receive updates if those products are added at a later date. The site also sells scarves, totes, pillows, blankets, and gift cards for the bibliophile in your life. Keep scrolling to see a few of the T-shirt designs on offer.