Bookstore

If you’re anything like us, the sensation you get from walking into a bookstore is unlike anything else. Nothing fills us with as much joy, or provides as much solace, as seeing shelf after shelf filled with books. Even blindfolded, we would know a bookstore from its distinctive scent and feel alone.

At Frostbeard, we’re all about promoting bookstores big and small. In fact, a large majority of our stockists are independent bookstores. In the Minneapolis-St. Paul area alone, our book themed candles can be found in quite a few new and used bookstores. All our lives, we’ve spent a significant portion of our time perusing our own local bookstore hunting for new titles to enjoy. With our clear passion for these establishments, it was only a matter of time before we created a candle that perfectly encapsulated one of our favorite destinations.

With this scent you’ll lose yourself on a lazy afternoon, cup of coffee in hand, while wandering endless aisles of bookshelves. This sweet, cozy blend of earthy fragrances will have you feeling like home is where the bookstore is. With hints of mahogany, leather, and coffee, everything you love about your local book hotspot has been distilled into our Bookstore candle.

Bookstore - Book Lover's Soy Candle - Frostbeard Studio
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A Peek Behind the Curtain

The sweet scent of pulp-paper pages will surround you as you enjoy this scholarly scent. Whether you’re gearing up to pen your next novel and want some literary ambiance to set the mood, or you’re looking to bring some new life to your reading spot, the Bookstore candle makes for a great companion.

The Bookstore candle has a moderate scent strength, so it won’t fill your whole house, but it will easily saturate any reading nook. It doesn’t matter if your ideal bookstore sells new or used books, is big or small, the Bookstore candle is composed of the most basic bookish scents that mimic nearly any bookstore setting.

Behind the Scents

Each of our candles are hand-poured in small batches by our team in our Minneapolis studio and retail space. The Bookstore candle is one of our most popular bookish scents, along with Old Books, Oxford Library, and Reading at the Café. Since all of our candles are brewed in small batches, your final Bookstore candle might vary slightly in color from the images above, but we’ve done all we can to make sure that each batch is as close to a perfect replica of the one before it as possible.

The Bookstore candle, along with all of our other Frostbeard book inspired candles, is made from eco-friendly, responsibly sourced materials. Our supplies include soy wax, a lead-free cotton wick, hand-selected dye chips for color, and artfully combined fragrance oils for scent. Each scent is crafted by hand, and the individual components that make up its overall perfume have been selected from hundreds of bookish scents in our studio.

We chose to craft our candles using these materials so that our finished products would be vegan, cruelty-free, and 100% recyclable. Both our glass and aluminum jars and tins can be repurposed or recycled, as well as the plastic packaging containing our tarts.

As you may have gathered, we offer four size varieties of the Bookstore candle; two and four-ounce candles that come in aluminum tins, eight-ounce candles that come in glass jars, and our previously mentioned wax melter tarts. The larger the candle, the longer it will burn; but each Bookstore candle will illuminate your space for hours. There are a few tips that we recommend following to keep your Bookstore candle burning its best and brightest, and those are:

  • Trim wick to 1/4" before each use.
  • Burn no longer than 2-3 hours at a time.
  • After use, cover with lid to reduce soot.

For safety reasons, we recommend that you discontinue use of your Bookstore candle once only a half an inch of wax remains at the bottom of the container. Additionally, make sure to always burn your Bookstore candle on a heat-resistant surface away from children and pets. Read our full list of safety tips here.

Sizing

Size Weight Volume Height Width
2 oz Tin 1.8 oz 2 fl oz 1.3" 2"
4 oz Tin 4.4 oz 4 fl oz 2" 2.6"
8 oz Jar 14.8 oz 8 fl oz 4" 3"
Tart 3 oz 2.75 fl oz 3" 2"
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Specifications

When it comes to processing and shipping, the current rate for a standard order in 2-3 business days. And once your order has been placed you will receive a tracking number via email that will allow you to follow your candle’s progress from our shop to your door. Domestic orders that weigh in at over 13 oz will be shipped using USPS Priority Mail which will take 2-3 days while orders under 13 oz will ship USPS First Class and may take slightly longer to arrive.

All shipping rates are based on your location and the total weight on your order. If you wish to receive an estimate of your shipping costs prior to placing your order, simply add your items to your cart, proceed to the checkout, and an estimate will be made available to you there. We are currently offering free shipping on orders over $50 within the united states, and a tiered discount system for international orders. If you’re purchasing internationally, $5 will be taken off orders totaling over $50, and $10 will be taken off orders totaling over $100. These discounts will be automatically deducted at checkout.

That’s right, we ship internationally! International orders typically take 2-3 weeks to arrive, and these orders may be subject to additional customs fees and/or tariffs depending on your location. You, the buyer, will be responsible for these costs.

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The Grump
Katherine

I love the earthiness of this scent. I also love that the company quickly sent me a replacement along with a free smalll candle when there was a mix-up with the delivery!

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Screenplay
Katherine

I love the popcorn and cola smell of this scent. I also love that the company quickly sent me a replacement when the post office delivered the original shipment to Kansas instead of Washington state!

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Murder Express
Miranda H. (Franklin, WI)
Perfect wintry scent

This is such an enchanting scent. All of the notes are so well balanced. It is very wintry, and mysterious. I was afraid the tobacco would be too strong but it isn’t, and adds a really nice depth to the candle.

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Faerie Door
Miranda H. (Franklin, WI)
Unexpected but delightful

I thought it would be fairly earthy, and I would describe it more as fresh, but it smells lovely. Before burning it the spices smelled really strong, but once you start burning it the scents even out really nicely. It’s definitely giving whimsy and faerie. This is my first “mild” candle from Frostbeard, and it’s exactly what I would expect for throw.

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Halfling Hills
Nicole A. (Nashville, TN)
Always a favorite

A perfect warm scent for spring. Love this one!

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Faerie Door
Nicole A. (Nashville, TN)
Perfect! Reminds me of Emily Wilde

Loved this candle and the book that (I think?) inspired it. Lovely woodland scent.

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Bookstore
Brandy

Absolutely the best smell that has ever existed. I am not exaggerating. It’s better than fajitas.

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Faerie Door
Monique

I was not impressed with these candles, especially for the price. The scent was almost nonexistent with some, and others did not smell at all how they were described. They do burn cleanly and evenly, which is why I gave them 2 stars and not one, but I would not spend the money to buy them again.

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Murder Express
Trish (Allston, MA)
Don't get stuck in a snowdrift without one

Very pine-forward with sweet, tobacco-y notes in the background. A lighter scent than the other candles I've purchased from Frostbeard, and I mean that as a positive. It's also an excellent candle to have burning in the background to complement a steaming cup of black tea? I'm assuming it's something to do with tannins.

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Monster Hunter
Julie K. (Ferryville, WI)
Spring candles

I love the various scents of your candles. Scents are strongly attached to memories and these bring back wonderful ones! Thanks so much!

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Back to Wizard School
Anonymous (Warrington, PA)
Would buy this again

I bought this as a gift and was extremely tempted to keep it myself. Perfect fall candle and decently strong. Love it!

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Study Break Chai Latte
Anonymous (Warrington, PA)
So-so

Once lit, I feel these lost a little of the distinct chai smell. Still enjoyable enough, but I've enjoyed other candles more.

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Winter Witch
Anonymous (Warrington, PA)
Give it a shot!

At first, I thought this would be more of an incense-like scent, which are not always my favorite. However, it really is a pleasant more mellow background scent! Definitely one I am glad to have tried!

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Faerie Door
Molly (Enfield, NH)
Another favorite

I always have to order Hafling Hills as soon as it comes out so I decided to try Faire Door and I am so glad I did. The earthy scents are comforting and the fern gives it a softer spring note.

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Mountain Lodge Madness
Molly (Enfield, NH)
A little sweet but nice

I like this one. As others have said it can be a little sweet smelling, so I only burn it for so long. It has a nice throw and fills a room without being overwhelming.

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Old Books
David D. (Prattville, AL)
Smells like vanilla soap

I was optimistic given the ingredient list, but sadly the candle smells like vanilla soap rather than old books. The scent itself is pleasant, but I was hoping for more than a vanilla candle.

Great scent with unique ideas. Small for the cost though.

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Bookstore
Linda

Love these candles

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Faerie Door
Jaclyn S. (Little Rock, AR)
magical

If you want to feel like you're wandering through the forest looking for fairies, this is your scent. I love it.

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Mountain Lodge Madness
Jaclyn S. (Little Rock, AR)
glorious

This scent is amazing. My partner isn't a big accented candle fan but he's in love with this one. Burn it in a small room so it fills the space and it'll transport you!

Does not have a strong smell. Also does not smell like pipe tobacco.

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Castle Fire Demon
covergirlbooks (Cleveland, OH)
This is a keeper!

I hope this one sticks around, because it’s everything I could want in a scent. The warm cinnamon and cloves are toasty but so spa-like. It’s a soothing candle I’d burn year-round.

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Faerie Door
Taunya (Hollister, CA)
It smells wonderful!

I bought this candle as a gift for my daughter, and it smells just lovely. It's not too strong, and she loves it too.

The scent is AMAZING. Perfect for springtime at our little mountain house.