National Library Week is smack dab in the middle of April this year, and whether you’re seriously studying for your courses ending in May or you just want to take some time for yourself in a quiet place with a good book, your nearest library is a great spot to hunker down for a while! Of course, you’re going to need to go in prepared, and I’m here to help you with that. First off, you need a set of great headphones for that personal soundtrack you bring along with you. If you’re the kind of person who always gets the cords tangled, then these Funkyfonic Retractable Earbuds are for you.
If you’d rather have a little bling to go with your favorite book, check out these stylish Gem Earbuds.
Or, if you’re into the surround-sound-no-expense-spared kind of luxury that comes with over-ear headphones (aren’t we all?), then these bad boy ZHP-1000 Headphones straight from Japan are perfect for the deep bass and comfortable listening that you crave.
Now that we’ve got your ears covered (no pun intended), let’s look at the mess of cords you’re sure to have if you bring along your laptop, your cell phone, and your mp3 player—and all their cording! Nobody likes sitting next to someone, in a library or anywhere else, who’s taking up two spaces with all their stuff. I’m just going to share with you my two favorite cord holders, but of course you can always have a look for yourself at all the great cord wranglers we carry!
There’s the always classic Bobino Medium (also comes in Large and Small, and all sizes come in black or white). I like Bobino because they are at the same time simply designed and versatile. Plus, they’re flat, so they don’t take up much space.
If you want something a little more permanent (but not irreversible!) in the way of getting your cords to keep to themselves, may I suggest Leafkeepers Cable Ties. You get twelve ties at once, so you know you’re getting money’s worth.
And finally! What’s a trip to the library without a bookmark or two to keep your place in your favorite book? I’m a big fan of classic, stylish bookmarks, and the Frank Llyod Wright line has me head over heels. Just look at these beauties! Perfect placeholders for even the most upper class book (and its owner). Choose from (left to right) Waterlillies, Lawrence, and Tree of Life.
I hope I’ve inspired you to visit your local library for National Library Week; my library is one of my favorite places, and, properly equipped, it can be a virtual path to whole new worlds. Now get reading!