We Are Dorothy – The Amazing Book Map !

Hello my lovelies, how are you on this Friday morning ? Are you getting ready for the quickly approaching festive season ? Have you started looking for just the right Christmas present yet ? If you and your little ones like to read, today’s post might be just what you were looking for… Take a look below at The Book Map !

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Every 18 months or so I get an inch… What kind of itch you’re asking? The kind that tells me that I am in a rather desperate need for CHANGE and either need to move (to a new apartment, a new city or a new country even) OR I need to redecorate ASAP ! lol

Since moving is not an option at the moment (due to the fact that my husband loves his current job waaay too much and my children are attending the perfect school…) I have settled for completely redoing Nick and Charlie’s room and have started putting together a mood board and scouting fresh new designs. The other day I was online, looking for prints when I stumbled over this amazing book map and immediately knew I just had to have it…

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The Book Map, designed by Phil, Ali and Jim, the creative minds behind the quirky British art and design company We Are Dorothy, is a street map (loosly based on a turn-of-the-century map of London) stocked full of all of my favorite books, many of them children’s classics !!

It depicts fictional areas dedicated to over 600 books from the history of (mostly English) literature, including a children’s literature district featuring such classics as The Railway Children, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Where the Wild Things Are (one of my kids’ favorite books…).

Dorothy_0050e_Book MapThe Book Map includes classics such as Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey (because who doesn’t love Jane Austen!), Bleak House, Vanity Fair and Wuthering Heights as well as 20th and 21st Century works such as The Waste Land, To the Lighthouse, Animal Farm, Slaughterhouse 5, The Catcher in the Rye, The Wasp Factory, Norwegian Wood and The Road.

To top it all off, there is even an A-Z key at the base of the Map that lists all the books featured along with the author’s name and the date first published – what more could a book lover ask for, right ?!!

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(images: we are dorothy)

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  1. This is really awesome!!! I LOVE it!

    • Bridgee says:

      Thanks Louise – I can wait to re-do Nick & Charlie’s room during the Christmas break and hang it up ! 🙂

  2. What a great find! I love it. The perfect combination when you like maps and books. Maybe I need to buy myself a Christmas present 🙂

    • Bridgee says:

      Thanks Jacintha ! Yes, you should definitely treat yourself to a nice Christmas present !! 😉 Will I see you at Blogtacular in the Spring ? I’ve been following your blog and love your London adventures. xx

  3. Igor says:

    Oh I love maps! As a kid, one of my favorite books was my huge ‘Atlas’ from school:-) happy weekend my dear!