“He was made up for a joke. Sadly, that’s how it goes. I needed to turn a librarian into something funny, and an orangutan was good enough (having met real male orangutans in the wild, I now know that laughing or exposing your teeth in any way is not a sensible thing to do).” – Terry Pratchett, The Art of Discworld
The very first pencil print released was the Librarian, a perennial favourite with readers. This classic illustration is now available as a mug for the very first time.
So it was reasonable to assume that the small purple newts had been part of the floor and the pineapple custard may once have been some books. And several of the wizards later swore that the small sad orangutan sitting in the middle of it all looked very much like the head librarian.
£20.00 - £22.00
Size: Small - 3XL
This high quality sand coloured T-shirt is printed using a DTG process. It portrays the blissfully happy Librarian holding onto a red balloon.
‘There are times in life when people must know when not to let go. Balloons are designed to teach small children this.’
£28.00 – £30.00
The Librarian under the mistletoe. A jolly festive sweatshirt. A wonderful edition to any seasonal wardrobe.
“Yes, sir, but the Librarian likes bananas, sir.”
“Very nourishin’ fruit, Mr Stibbons.”
“Yes, sir. Although, funnily enough it’s not actually a fruit, sir.”
“Yes, sir. Botanically, it’s a type of fish, sir. According to my theory it’s cladistically associated with the Krullian pipefish, sir, which of course is also yellow and goes around in bunches or shoals.”
“And lives in trees?”
“Well, not usually, sir. The banana is obviously exploiting a new niche.”
“Good heavens, really? It’s a funny thing, but I’ve never much liked bananas and I’ve always been a bit suspicious of fish, too. That’d explain it.” Terry Pratchett, Hogfather