Two friends, talking about books and clothes and design and the world and travel and thoughts and feminism and anything else we can think of. but also books.

Introducing the Smerths

Introducing the Smerths

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We are Mary and Laura—in that order; Mary’s on the left and Laura’s on the right. We’re the Werdsmerths.

Our story started nigh on 10 years ago, whereupon Laura joined a campus club at the University of South Carolina as a designer. This club had a Mary. History began.

Now it is 2018, and we have been friends for more than a decade. That friendship started with books (specifically The Time Traveler’s Wife, but more on that later), and has grown around the shared love of books, fashion, aesthetics and travel. This year, we decided to start an intimate book club with just the two of us, and it’s been a smashing success. Our conversations surrounding the books we chose were so in-depth and “mindflowering” (in Mary’s words) that we felt the urge to do more, to explore different avenues of book digestion. So here we are. Please join us—it’ll be great fun.

Our 2018 Book Lineup

Our 2018 Book Lineup