baby book bundles
the library layette
Our Library Layette is a carefully crafted bundle of foundational books every baby library should have. From The Very Hungry Caterpillar to Good Night, Gorilla, the Library Layette will be treasured for years to come.
Shower guests can pool their funds to buy a Library Layette.
At Bookshelf Builder, we believe a rich library is the best gift you can give a child but choosing from millions of books can be daunting. Our Library Layettes are lovingly curated to form an exceptional foundation to any library. Each book is hand selected because it provides something special to baby and reader, and together the layette covers a landscape of developmental needs. Simple and easy, so your energy can be directed to mom and baby.
how it works
Choose a layette size
Select the Library Layette size that works for you, your budget and what else is happening in the shower. The cost of the layette can be shared by the shower guests if desired. If so, one person will make the purchase and the guests will repay the purchaser directly.
Budgeting tip for shower organizers: Build the cost of a Library Layette into the broader shower. For example, if there will be 10 guests and you select the koala layette for $140 ($14/each), you could ask guests contribute $20/each to help cover the cost of the food, decorations and games in addition to the layette to ease the financial burden on you.
Select your delivery date
All layettes include free delivery within the United States. Let us know when you'd like the layette delivered ... right away or closer to the shower.
All layettes include a beautiful cotton rope basket to place the books in. Not only does this make for a charming and eco-friendly way to present the gift, it is also an important part of the experience you are gifting. The basket is well proportioned, transportable and easy to place in high use spaces to ensure books are accessible as often as possible.
All layettes come with stickers that shower guests can use to write a small note and stick in a book. Parents have told us this is the best part of the Bookshelf Builder shower experience!
Our layettes are designed to build on each other, with the most foundational books in the first tier. That said, we are happy to swap out any book with another on the list.
library layette sizes
11.2 in x 4.7 in
12 message stickers
12 in x 5 in
18 message stickers
12.8 in x 5.5 in
24 message stickers
see what's in each layette
(and the science behind our choices)