The Blissfully Bookish Story

Blissfully Bookish was started in May 2017 from a passion of reading and a desire to connect with people who love the same nerdy stuff that we do. Our tagline, “Wear what you read” really summarizes the driving force behind our business. We want to create merchandise that sparks happiness in fans and allows them to share their love of reading with the world and make new friends because of it. Nothing quite matches that surreal moment when you make eye contact with a stranger and they say “hey – I love your shirt! That’s one of my favorite books!”

While we started out with just shirts in a small Etsy shop, we quickly expanded product lines and began working creatively with authors and other bookish shops on collaborations. Flash forward to now, we are thriving and continuing to expand while developing more cool ideas for the future!

Blissfully Team


Bookish Babe & Founder

Hi, I’m Kathryn! Blissfully Bookish has been a real creative outlet for me and a way to share my love of fantasy stories with other fellow fans. I wear many hats here at Blissfully Bookish – designer, web guru, social media maven, model, reviewer and reader – but most of all I’m just a fan. Maintaining my love of reading is the driving force that keeps me coming back for more and creating products that I hope you love.

When not working on Blissfully Bookish, I enjoy spending time with my husband, practicing yoga, taking care of my fish tank, doing anything and everything I can on the water, and loving on my dog, Persephone, and two cats, Theia & Nyx. I’m an INTJ and a typical introvert, with typical introvert hobbies like reading, video games, and generally embracing my solitude (ha).

Some of my favorite authors and series include:

  • Throne of Glass and A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  • The Magicians by Lev Grossman
  • Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix
Blissfully Team


Counselor of Coin & Kingdom

Hello all, my name is Daryl! Over the years I have had the great pleasure of working behind the scenes helping my wife, the Bookish Babe herself, build and form Blissfully Bookish into the exciting venture it is today. My gifts lie mostly in the subtle art of intricately weaving the delicate web that is business development and corporate financial compliance, but I can assure you that there have been heavy doses of manual labor involved also, along with moments of creative critique.

One of the things Kathryn and I both passionately share is a true love and appreciation for literature, of all forms and genres, and the creativity it both inspires and nurtures. Throughout our lifetimes we have been swept away by enchanted forests and towering mountains, explored the deep, dark corners of space, cheered on the valorous and the vengeful alike, and imagined ourselves wielding magic right alongside our favorite characters, but that was not enough. We wanted to be a part of a community that helps to share these exciting tales and bring us all just a little bit closer to being a part of those worlds we love so much.

During my time away from bookish endeavors, I, of course, love spending time with my wife, mountain biking and trail running any chance I get, fishing, working on projects outdoors, diving, hiking with our golden retriever, Persephone, and enjoying the company of our two cats Nyx, the Pixie Bob, and Theia, our Maine Coon.

You can also find me online as the co-founder of Website Warlocks!

Some of my favorite authors and series include:

  • The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings & The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Red Rising Series by Pierce Brown
  • The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  • The Magicians Series by Lev Grossman
  • The Old Kingdom Series by Garth Nix