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Best Literary T-Shirts


You can show off your lit smarts by leafing through a book on the subway or trolling through any brick-and-mortar bookstore that still survives, but there’s a better way to do it, and with some panache. You can wear it on your damn chest. How? Order it from Out of Print (established 2010, with apparel and totes printed in Brooklyn). The company features old-style book covers of those classics that were force-fed to you in grade school but you grew to love later, alongside some oddball faves, too. OOPC is especially laudable because it actually licenses the artwork from the original copyright holders. Its biggest sellers are The Great Gatsby, 1984, and Jane Eyre, but you can also go styling around wearing Catch-22, Atlas Shrugged (for that Paul Ryan look), A Clockwork Orange, In Cold Blood, Charlotte’s Web, Lord of the Flies, Naked Lunch, Huckleberry Finn, and dozens of others. Consider holiday shopping for your English-major friends now settled.