The force was always with Jane Austen.


Jane’s message to you from beyond the grave.

I’m super excited to announce that Team Librarian will be representin’ this weekend at Detroit Urban Craft Fair!

Things have been crazy busy in my neck of the woods, but I’ll be…

I’ve decided to start selling my wares on other sites in addition to whoring it out on Etsy and starting immediately, I will also be selling my goods on ArtFire. I know that many people are…


It is hard to escape the shadow of Kate Beaton

A Jane Austen novel in four panels.

If you’ve seen stuff cross-posted here from my Excessively Diverting blog, it is because, if you did not already know, I sell Jane Austen (and other classic authors) inspired goods at my Etsy shop, Excessively Diverting.  

I sell:

  • Holiday ornaments stuffed with texts from famous books (Pride and Prejudice and the rest of Austen’s novels; Bronte sister’s works, Dickens, Conan Doyle - the list goes on!)
  • Pins (made out of wood, soon to also include clay) with quotes from classic novels
  • Quotable bookmarks (works from Austen, Shakespeare, Conan Doyle, etc)
  • Bodice Rippers - pins made from text from recycled romance novels

And a whole lot more is coming!

This weekend, my shop along with the fabulous people at Team Librarian, a collective of librarians/archivists/booksellers/people who love books, have a table at Maker Faire Detroit which we will be hawking our wares.

To celebrate the awesomesauce of Team Librarian at Maker Faire, if you shop our etsy stores this weekend, you can save 15% OFF your order from participating vendors by using the coupon code: MAKERFAIRE at checkout.  Just click on Team Librarian, and browse through hundreds of awesome goods for just about any giftee available! 

Sale runs Saturday through Monday! Happy shopping!

Via Spineless Books, Pride and Prejudice, the complete text, on a single poster.  They also have loads more if you click on the image, which will take you to their site.

Testing to see if auto-posting to Excessively Diverting’s Facebook page works.

I am beyond thrilled to announce that Excessively Diverting and Team Librarian are heading to Maker Faire: Detroit next weekend, July 30-31.

Here is the current list of sellers who…