Hype: Two great ideas for the bookshelf

Spin the black circle

Throw-back to the years past with this retro gift idea. A set of two vintage LP record bookends is the perfect addition to a desk or shelf.

The bookends, handmade from authentic records, crafted from 45 rpm vinyl records, satisfy the desires of both the music lover and the environmentalist, as they are all recycled and made in the USA.

The bookends measure seven inches in diameter and have a 3.75-inch stand to hold the books up. Artists featured on the records vary by purchase and cannot be requested.

The set costs $39.95 before shipping and can be purchased at


U Star Novels

Have you always wanted to have the same adventures as your favorite literary characters? U Star Novels lets you follow the yellow brick road to the Emerald City like Dorothy, journey to Never Never Land and stay a child forever like Peter and fall madly in love with Romeo or Juliet.

Perfect for any bookworm, these personalized novels let you and your friends become the stars of the classic stories we all know and love.

There are many books to choose from and each is 24.95 not including shipping and handling. To purchase, visit

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