Thanks largely to copywriter Laura’s October 1 due date — and the adorable baby shower members of the Eerdmans staff recently threw for her — we’ve had our minds on all things “baby” this summer.

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And although Laura’s shower was Chicago Cubs themed (if you knew Laura, you’d understand why), it started us thinking and imagining what the perfect literary baby shower would look like.

It would, of course, have books everywhere — books on the invitations, books for the decorations, books as cards, books as gifts (of course), even books as activities.

Books everywhere! (Click to see pin.)

Books everywhere! (Click to see pin.)

Thankfully, the good people of the Internet — and especially those in the Pinterest community — have already thought long and hard about how to host a booktastic baby shower, and they’ve given us some really good ideas.

Really, really good ideas. (Click to see pin.)

Really, really good ideas. (Click to see pin.)

Head over to Pinterest and check out our “Literary Baby Shower” pinboard to dream and scheme about your own literary baby shower.

While you’re there, be sure to browse through our other pinboards as well, where you’ll find creative ideas on everything from early literacy and art to holiday fun, from back-to-school to brain food and beyond.

We wish Laura all the best at this exciting time — and we invite you to stop by Eerdlings again tomorrow to hear directly from her about a few of the books she’s planning to share with her son after he makes his arrival this fall.

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