Booklovers know what it means when the sun dips lower and evenings frost over: shorter days mean longer books! Grab that chunky knit throw! Pull on those fuzzy socks! Sink into that roomy and oversized armchair. It’s time to bury your nose in intriguing murder mysteries, classic lit, and best-selling paperbacks—with the flicker of a book-inspired candle by your side.
Stop the #bookstagram scroll and jump feet first into a new page-turner. These bookish candles are just what you need for a cozy fall evening reading sesh!
Book-Inspired Candles for an Enchanting Fall Reading Session
Werther & Gray (DE)
Maker: Charles Harrigan
From a cherished classic novel from college to a tome passed down generations. There’s nothing like thumbing through the weathered pages of a favorite read. This candle binds together the distinctive vanilla-like aroma of lignin, begging you to sink into an oversized armchair by the fire.
Weird Wax Co. (CO)
Maker: Jazmin and Jade Oliver Woods
After a life-long fascination with true crime, these candle-making twin sisters know how to sniff out scene-stealing scents. Cold Case will arrest your senses with apples, berries, citrus, and honey as you crack into a thrilling whodunit.
Rafa Body and Soul (PA)
La Dame Blanche Apothecary Bitter Cascara
Maker: Sarah Horvath
Is your list of enemies getting long? Sneak a few drops of Bitter Cascara from apothecary shelves—but there's no poison here! This candle celebrates a mysterious tonic sought by evildoers in the Outlander book series with a provocative blend of aromatic bitters, rhubarb, and lemon peels.
Old Soul Artisan (NJ)
Book of Spells
Maker: Harmony Todd
Need to conjure up a cozy moment with a good book? Light Book of Spells to tap into the supernatural. Black tea invokes musty well-worn pages woven with a deep woodiness of mystical book bindings. You may even hear faint incantations on the wisps of candlelight.
Smells Like Books (NC)
Maker: Chad Smith
Winter is coming, dear reader. Fire up this candle to keep the hearths burning warm and bright even as temperatures plummet. White woods, pine, and firewood envelop your next marathon reading session in scents so cozy, you might not emerge until the sixth and final book drops.
Sacred Wild Candle Co (PA)
Maker: Lindsay Nee
No need to summon the Bifrost. With Loki, Norse mythology’s most famous mischief-maker, is a match-strike away. Black coral and moss snake into a sly masculine scent, blessing your space with Shamanic manifestations of valor and kinship.
Virgins on Fire Candle Co. (NY)
Cuffed Jean Bisexual…with a Banned Book
Maker: Jesse Regis
Banned books list? Never heard of her! It’s just you and your favorite paperback hunkered into a plush wingback—with this velvety-scented blend as your perfect reading companion. Tonka and cashmere drape over your skin like a blanket, shutting out the literary naysayers for good.
Hemp Wick Candles (OH)
Maker: Gloria Swonger
Was that an “Accio!” we heard? Wish granted, book lover—your candle is here! Inspired by the many Harry Potter scenes filmed at Oxford Library, this candle invokes the scents of never-ending aisles of can’t-put-down books.
Rose & Adder (MI)
The Night Court
Maker: Kristen Hasty
Inspired by the northernmost region of Prythian, The Night Court glitters and dazzles like its namesake city of Velaris. A Court of Thorns and Roses fans will appreciate the dreamy, star-soaked hints of jasmine, amber, and water.
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