Go Full Goblin Mode this Fall

By Kat La Mantia | August 24 2023 | AdultsBlogGiftGeneralAll

As feral girl summer comes to a close, there is only one natural progression for fall: going full on goblin mode. Think cottagecore, but cozier. Think lazy girl, but aesthetic. Do you like curling up in blankets and surrounding yourself with shiny treasures from your travels? Do you identify a little more than you think you should with a frog sitting in a pile of desiccated leaves? Do you dream of gathering mushrooms in the woods and adorning your lair with dried plants and cool looking rocks? You, my friend, might just be a goblin.

Goblin Mode is a guide to cultivating joy through embracing our inner weirdness and finding connection with the earth. Cozy living, foraging, whimsical crafts, and real, non-judgmental self-care is what the goblin lifestyle is all about.

We have books to help you achieve all your messy, comfy, and wild goblin dreams. This fall, build your perfect nest, develop a reputation as your town’s local cryptid as you forage for treasures in the woods, and delight in all the little things that bring you joy. Check out our favorite Goblin Mode-inspired picks below!

Goblin Mode
How to Get Cozy, Embrace Imperfection, and Thrive in the Muck
9781683693536
Embrace your inner goblin! Learn to decorate, dress, craft, forage, and live according to the goblin principles of community, diversity, and joyful mess.
$17.99 US
Jun 27, 2023
5-1/2 x 7-1/2
Hardcover
208 Pages
Quirk Books

The Deck of Mushrooms
An illustrated field guide to fascinating fungi
9781922754332
From those you can forage to the bizarre, this deck is an introduction to fifty of the hidden kingdom’s most interesting mushrooms.
$24.95 US
Apr 04, 2023
3-3/4 x 5-1/3
Other Formats
51 Pages
Smith Street Gift

Fungarium Poster Book
9781536232516
Bold and beautifully illustrated, these stunning posters from Fungarium are perfect for decorating your walls.This large-format poster book lets you decorate your walls with twenty-eight pull-out posters of gorgeous images of fungi. This is a stunning celebration of all things mycological.
$20.00 US
Jul 18, 2023
10-11/16 x 14-9/16
Paperback
56 Pages
Big Picture Press
Age 8-12 years

Traditional Woodland Crafts New Edition
A Practical Guide to Coppicing, Making, and Conservation
9781849947466
The classic text on coppicing and woodland crafts, redesigned for a new generation of woodspeople.
$30.00 US
Sep 05, 2023
7-1/2 x 9-3/4
Hardcover
208 Pages
Batsford

A Handcrafted Life
Creating a Sustainable Cottage Sanctuary
9780847899272
Cultivating traditional skills and simple approaches to achieving a sustainable—and beautiful—life.
$29.95 US
Apr 11, 2023
6-3/4 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
176 Pages
Rizzoli

Foraging
Explore Nature's Bounty and Turn Your Foraged Finds Into Flavorful Feasts
9780744051445
Examine your world to find fresh and tasty wild foods!
$21.99 US
May 03, 2022
6 x 9
Paperback
240 Pages
DK

Wild Textiles
Grown, Foraged, Found
9781849947879
A guide to harnessing the world of nature to create sustainable textile art. Textile artist Alice Fox shows how to work with found, foraged, gathered and grown materials to create fabulous textile pieces that are inspired by, and made from, nature. She encourages crafters to be open minded and experimental, using local (and sometimes) unconventional materials, working with the seasons and learning what materials are available at different times of year to ground artists in natural cycles and integrate creative activity with a strong sense of place and character. Alongside advice on growing your own plants (such as flax or nettles) for creative work, the book is packed with practical ideas for foraging – from weeds, dandelions and other plants useful for making cordage, or leaves that can be stitched, quilted and shaped into vessels, to grass, wool, plastics and mud that can be gathered and delightfully repurposed by the textile artist. Other ideas for found materials include stones, shells and wood that can be wrapped or woven into, as well as a multitude of urban treasures that find a new life in creative hands.
$34.99 US
Sep 01, 2022
8-1/2 x 10-6/7
Hardcover
128 Pages
Batsford

Found and Ground
A practical guide to making your own foraged paints
9781800920996
Everything you need to learn how to make your own natural watercolor paints, oak gall ink and the brushes and pens to use them with. You’ll find out how to forage for the materials you need in your locale and grasp the principles of simple, natural paint-making.
$24.95 US
Jul 25, 2023
8-1/2 x 11
Paperback
128 Pages
Search Press

The Happy Homebody
A Field Guide to the Great Indoors
9781950968381
A self-care book for introverts, filled with thoughtful reflections, funny musings, and creative prompts.
$29.95 US
Mar 22, 2022
6-1/4 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
208 Pages
Blue Star Press

Texture
20 Timeless Garments Exploring Knit, Yarn, and Stitch
9781611809626
A timeless collection of 20 knitting patterns that invites you to slow down, celebrate texture, and immerse yourself in each stitch from renowned knitwear designer Erika Knight.
$27.95 US
Feb 09, 2021
7-1/2 x 9-1/2
Hardcover
192 Pages
Roost Books

Knitted Socks
20 gorgeous patterns inspired by places around the world
9781800921566
Grab your knitting needles and create 20 pairs of socks inspired by far-flung places around the globe!From lace to cables to complex colorwork, sock knitters will be sure to find something that appeals to them in this beautifully photographed and delightful collection of patterns. Perfect for intermediate to advanced sock knitters looking to take on a challenge - LIBRARY JOURNAL STARRED REVIEW.
$23.95 US
Dec 19, 2023
8 x 10-1/4
Paperback
176 Pages
Search Press

Forest Bathing
How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness
9780525559856
The definitive--and by far the most popular--guide to the therapeutic Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, or the art and science of how trees can promote health and happiness
$25.00 US
Apr 17, 2018
5-7/8 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
320 Pages
Penguin Life

The Witch's Feast
A Kitchen Grimoire
9781848994034
A decadent collection of magical dishes and feasts created by the herbalist, witch, chef and co-owner of Catland Books, Melissa Madara.
$35.00 US
Dec 14, 2021
7-2/5 x 9-7/10
Hardcover
224 Pages
Nourish

Potions, Elixirs & Brews
A modern witches' grimoire of drinkable spells
9781786784346
An enchanting collection of magical cocktails, punches and teas that function both as delicious recipes and as effective spells, written by witch YouTube influencer Anaïs Alexandre.
$19.95 US
Oct 13, 2020
5-2/3 x 8
Hardcover
208 Pages
Watkins Publishing

Plant Witchery
Discover the Sacred Language, Wisdom, and Magic of 200 Plants
9781401962234
Now in paperback! Following the category-dominating success of Witchery, indigenous medicine woman and seer Juliet Diaz initiates readers following the current witchy trends of herbal medicine and magic into a deeper, wilder connection with the ancient healing power of over 200 plants.
$18.99 US
Oct 26, 2021
7 x 9
Paperback
368 Pages
Hay House LLC

Radical Remedies
An Herbalist's Guide to Empowered Self-Care
9781611806724
A modern, approachable holistic health guide that focuses on physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
$24.95 US
Apr 20, 2021
6-1/4 x 9
Hardcover
264 Pages
Roost Books

How to Knit
The only technique book you will ever need
9781782219477
This indispensable knitter's manual is the perfect handbook for knitters to come back to time and time again.
$19.95 US
May 04, 2021
7-3/4 x 9
Paperback
256 Pages
Search Press

Felted Animal Knits
20 keep-forever friends to knit, felt and love
9781782217510
Combine knitting and felting to create stunning, realistic animals in this original book by textile designer and Knit2Felt founder, Catherine Arnfield.
$23.95 US
Jul 21, 2020
8 x 10-1/4
Paperback
160 Pages
Search Press

Cat-Hair Hats for Cats
Craft Fetching Headwear for Your Feline Friends
9781984860446
Wish you had a real-life cat in a hat? Finally, there’s a headwear solution for fashion-forward felines—and a practical use for all that pesky cat hair. Features dozens of photos!
$16.99 US
Oct 11, 2022
7 x 8
Hardcover
144 Pages
Ten Speed Press

The Soup Book
200 Recipes, Season by Season
9781465486134
Make the most of fresh produce year round with 200 homemade recipes for soup and accompaniments, organized by season
$19.99 US
Sep 10, 2019
7-11/16 x 9-1/4
Paperback
352 Pages
DK

The Forests, Fairies and Fungi Sticker Anthology
With More Than 1,000 Vintage Stickers
9780744069501
$27.99 US
Mar 28, 2023
6-11/16 x 8-9/16
Hardcover
232 Pages
DK

The Deck of Crystals
9781922417817
When you’re feeling depleted, tap into the Earth’s energies. 
$24.95 US
Feb 08, 2022
3-3/4 x 5-1/3
Other Formats
50 Pages
Smith Street Gift

Good Things Grow Here
An Adult Coloring Book with Inspirational Quotes and Removable Wall Art Prints
9781958803226
From artist Elizabeth Gray (@thegraytergood) comes a new inspirational coloring book for adults that features clever, motivational sayings and phrases, designed in the author's signature hand-lettered style.
$12.95 US
Sep 05, 2023
8-1/2 x 10
Adult Coloring Book
80 Pages
Blue Star Press

Rooms of Wonder
Step Inside This Magical Coloring Book
9780143136958
From bestselling author Johanna Basford, a stunning new coloring book that invites artists to explore the great indoors
$18.00 US
Oct 25, 2022
10 x 10
Adult Coloring Book
80 Pages
Penguin Life

Millie Marotta's Woodland Wild
Pocket Colouring
9781849947916
A wonderful portable edition of Millie Marotta’s Woodland Wild, from the Sunday Times and international bestseller artist.
$9.95 US
Jul 04, 2023
5-9/10 x 5-9/10
Paperback
96 Pages
Batsford

Flower Fairies of the Autumn
9780241335451
Experience the beauty and the magic of Cicely Mary Barker's famous Flower Fairies, with a new edition of Flower Fairies of the Autumn.
$8.99 US
Aug 14, 2018
4-1/8 x 5-1/2
Hardcover
56 Pages
Warne
Age 3-7 years

Goblin Market
An Illustrated Poem
9781849946940
The classic poem, Goblin Market (1862) by Christina Rossetti, tells the story of Lizzie and Laura, who are tempted by the fruit sold by the goblin merchants. In this fully illustrated and beautiful volume, illustrator Georgie McAusland brings the words and story to life. Breathing new life into the Victorian tradition of illustrated poems, this book reads like a picture story book. The stunning illustrations illuminate and drive the narrative forward as in all good story books. It tells the tale of the two sisters drifting apart as Laura succumbs to the forbidden fruit sold by the goblins, but the bonds of sisterhood prove strong. The poem has fascinated for generations and been the subject of various interpretations. This illustrated version brings the words and story alive for a new generation. Christina Rossetti is considered the foremost female poet of her time, and her poetry still resonates with women's lives today, as she entwines themes of sexuality, sisterhood, love and temptation in her work. All of these themes are encapsulated in Goblin Market. The book includes an introduction to the poem by novelist Kirsty Gunn, so all readers – for pleasure or study – can understand its riches.
$17.99 US
Nov 11, 2021
5-1/3 x 7-5/9
Hardcover
96 Pages
Batsford

No Place Like Home
Poems
9780593321294
Poets from around the world celebrate the universal appeal of the comforts of home in this unique anthology.
$15.95 US
Feb 01, 2022
4-1/8 x 6-1/4
Hardcover
288 Pages
Everyman's Library

Poems Bewitched and Haunted
9781400043880
A delightfully ghoulish array of specters and sorceresses, witches and ghosts, hags and apparitions haunt these pages–a literary parade of phantoms and shades to add to the revelry of All Hallow’s Eve. From Homer to Horace, Pope to Poe, Randall Jarrell to James Merrill, Poems Bewitched and Haunted draws on three thousand years of poetic forays into the supernatural. Ovid conjures the witch Medea, Virgil channels Aeneas’s wife from the afterlife, Baudelaire lays bare the wiles of the incubus, and Emily Dickinson records two souls conversing in a crypt, in poems that call out to be read aloud, whether around the campfire or the Ouija board. From ballads and odes, to spells and chants, to dialogues and incantations, here is a veritable witches’ brew of poems from the spirit world.Everyman's Library pursues the highest production standards, printing on acid-free cream-colored paper, with full-cloth cases with two-color foil stamping, decorative endpapers, silk ribbon markers, European-style half-round spines, and a full-color illustrated jacket.
$20.00 US
Sep 13, 2005
4-1/8 x 6-1/4
Hardcover
256 Pages
Everyman's Library