The Forgotten Library takes inspiration from vintage and antiquarian books to create unusual literary gifts.

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Copyright Charlotte White



Book clocks are crafted using original books and as such each is an individual with it's own history.


Factors such as size, condition, design and paper type can influence which books can be successfully adapted into a clock but I do accept commissions where possible.



Fused glass pendants incorporate illustrations and text from vintage and antiquarian books.



Our greetings cards feature collaged images using illustrations from vintage editions of your favourite books together with a quote on a background of marbled endpaper.  Printed on 300gsm card each comes with a brown ribbed kraft envelope.



Our tote bags feature popular designs from the greeting card and bookmark ranges and are perfect for carrying books (and other shopping).


Our range of kiln fired glass pictures reproduce antique book

pages and illustrations in both original page size

and a smaller square frame option.


Printed bookmarks feature a collage in the same style as our greetings cards together with a quotation from the featured book on the reverse side or a humorous caption.  The card is 400gsm with a matte laminate for durability.



Pencil sets feature a mixture of book title, characters, places and sometimes quotes (if they are short enough!) to reference a favourite novel.  Great gifts for book lovers.


We also have a range of bookmarks made from original ephemera.  The examples here show aircraft recognition cards as used by the military when training to identify different aircraft in the sky and Carte de Visite from the Victorian era.



Our notebooks have a different illustration featured inside the back cover together with details of the books used to create the design.  With 48 pages of lined paper they are perfect for jotting notes in.


Victorian and early 20th century apocathery labels presented on a range of glass bottles to make unique homeware displays.


Hair pins are made using a lightweight resin cover so they don't slide down in fine hair.


They can be made to order if you are looking for a particular book for a special occasion.