The Out of Print shop is mainly known for its book and author-related tee shirts, but what’s really got me squealing right now is a box of matches. I’m a sucker for tiny things as well as setting things on fire, so these matches particularly strike my fancy.
|Boxed set of banned books matches, from Out of Print.|
The match boxes are made to resemble miniature versions of banned or challenged books. The set of five comes in its own little case for $8.00.
The featured titles are Slaughterhouse-Five, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Black Beauty, Song of Solomon, and—perhaps best of all—Fahrenheit 451.
|Each box/book has its own unique design.|
Each box of matches is illustrated with lovely vintage cover art, and on the back, there's text with information related to that particular title’s controversy.
|Reverse of the match box for Black Beauty.|
Buying a set of the literary matchbooks helps send books to a community in need, so order a few extra as stocking stuffers. (Ordering information)