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.


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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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.