Our love of Literary Nails

We are big fans of bookish fashion here, whether matching your outfit to a book or going down the route of painting your nails to match your favourite cover, it’s always great seeing such creativity stemming from some gorgeous cover design.

Literary Nails are definitely a big favourite here, more often admiring rather than partaking, but these are a few of our staff efforts over the years:

Who doesn’t do their nails based on their current reading?

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But there’s someone who takes it all to a whole new level, and that is The Bookish Manicurist, whose remarkable efforts have wowed us for a long time (and put ours to shame)!

So we are SUPER excited that The Bookish Manicurist will be joining us at our forthcoming YA Fan Fest 2016 event in September to share her incredible nail designs with attendees! You’ll be able to get tips so you can do it yourself, check out some of her designs and even have your nails done!

Here’s more of our faves below, and you can find even more on The Bookish Manicurist’s blog:



As well as getting your nails done at the YA Fan Fest, we’ll have Kinokuniya Books displaying shelves full of goodies to browse & buy, as well as some of our superstar authors coming along to hang out, there’ll be exclusive previews of forthcoming books, fun games and special giveaways on the night too.

Learn more on the YA Fan Fest webpage, and keep an eye out on social media and the webpage as we announce the AMAZING authors we’ll have in attendance (who you’ll probably have to get behind in the queue to get your nails done). For those further afield, you’ll be able to follow along online using #YAFanFest16.

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