You’ve Heard of Cozy Mysteries–How About Cozy Puzzles?! They Are The Best!

We are deep into the heart of winter now–it’s bloomin’ cold outside! Though I sorta hate to admit this, I have kinda come to enjoy winter the last few years. I think deep down I’m a bit of an introvert who is pretty happy staying snuggled up inside reading, puzzling, and working on whatever project I have going at the time. I truly love spending time with friends but I also need my alone time to recharge. Do you feel that way, too?

During the months of November and December, I had to put my puzzle board away. There was just too much going on during the holidays to work on a puzzle, plus I spent part of that time “building” a Home Alone LEGO house. I checked with Wicked Brick recently to see when the display case I ordered for it would be arriving since it was coming up on the originally quoted timeframe. As you can imagine, they were inundated with orders for Christmas and are running a full month behind, so it will be a while longer. There’s really no rush, but I am looking forward to sharing how the house looks inside its display case once it arrives.

LEGO Home Alone, Completed House


Today, since we are deep into snuggling/reading/hibernating season, I thought it would be fun to check out some delightful book/library-themed puzzles. I love books and I love puzzles so anytime those get combined in some way, I’m totally here for it! If any of the puzzles I share below are still available, I’ll link to where you can still find them.

Definitely, a favorite puzzle for me is any puzzle featuring a bookstore or a beautiful library. This one is especially fun to work because there are several kitties hidden away–tucked in unexpected places. There’s even a sneaky mouse hiding where you would never expect. I love it when a puzzle has little hidden surprises because they are so much fun to discover while putting it together. (This puzzle is still available here: Book Shop Puzzle.)


This was another wonderful puzzle featuring a fabulous bookstore.

Bookstore Puzzle, Beautiful


Oh, how I would love to meander around inside this book shop! Do you see the door and the kitty? Lots of little gems tucked away to discover in this puzzle. (Puzzle is available here: Book Store Puzzle.)


Another delightful book shop, in fact, it’s The Greatest Ever Book Shop In The World!

Love the little girl inside, it reminds me of my childhood visits to a local book shop where I would agonize over which Nancy Drew book to buy with my little biweekly allowance. You’ll find this beautiful puzzle here: Greatest Book Shop.


I loved doing this one although it had a paper backing that was a bit too slick to stay put on my puzzle board until I was pretty far along in the process of putting it together.


I don’t think it’s still available, wasn’t able to find it online. I love, love, love the view from this beautiful library! I love how library and bookstore puzzles always include much-loved pets–both cats and dogs!


I have this one but forgot to take a photo after I completed it. I think it’s time I pulled it back out to do again. You’ll find it here: Cat Sleeping in Library.


When I first really got back into doing puzzles a few years back, this was one of the first ones I completed.


My Nancy Drew books got me through a sometimes very trying childhood so this collection will always hold a special place in my heart. (Nancy Drew puzzle is available here: Nancy Drew.)


I completed this puzzle while visiting family in Ohio.

The Cat Library Puzzle on Puzzle Board


Here’s how it looked once completed–excuse the glare of the chandelier overhead. It was so much fun to do!

The Cat Library Puzzle, Cobble Hill


You’ll find it available here: Cats in the Library AND here: Cats in the Library.


I love this one of a used Book Store proprietor who appears to be puzzling over a note she’s found in one of the second-hand books she’s just unboxed. I wonder if it’s a love note based on the book she found it inside? The note must be pretty exciting from the look on her face! I can’t find it online now but if I’m able to find it again, I’ll come back and add the link to this post. Update: I just found it here: Bookseller Puzzle.

Book Seller Puzzle


I love this wonderful Book Store puzzle that I enjoyed working a while back. I don’t think I took a photo of my completed puzzle since I couldn’t find it on my computer. There are quite a few hidden surprises in this puzzle, especially in the flower boxes. You’ll find this puzzle available here: Bookshop Puzzle.


Not a great photo but this is a wonderful puzzle to work!

Cozy Puzzle for Winter


Here’s a better image. If you look closely, it really tells the story of the woman who lives here. Love this puzzle! It’s available here: Cozy Cabin Puzzle.

Cozy Puzzle for Winter, Book Lovers


This puzzle is a must for all Shakespeare lovers! I can’t find my photo of when I completed it…


…but here’s how it looks when finished. You’ll find so many scenes from Shakespeares’ plays scattered throughout this puzzle. It’s fun figuring out which plays are depicted in the puzzle. This puzzle is available here: World of Shakespeare Puzzle.


Hope you enjoy these cozy book-themed puzzles as you snuggle in with your hot cocoa or coffee. Hang in there because spring is coming! In the meantime, we’ll just enjoy the simple pleasures of winter days.

Pssst: Below you’ll find a few more of my favorites:



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  1. Wanda F Bradey says

    Susan, such a great past time! I just received my Home Alone Lego House. Can’t wait to get started. Did you purchase the lights for the inside? I’m thinking I need to before I start. Thoughts? If you bought lights will you please share what you bought? As always, love reading your blog. Great ideas and great shares. Wanda

    • Thanks, Wanda! I did purchase lights from Game of Bricks but I haven’t had the nerve yet to try to install them. lol You have to take a good bit of the house back apart to do that so I’m not sure I want to do it just yet. It sure looks amazing in the videos and photos when lit, though!

      I purchased this set: . I went with the second option down on the drop-down menu…the one called “Remote.” It comes with a remote to turn the lights on and off. I didn’t go with the “remote + sound” option since I didn’t particularly want the sound effects.

      I used a coupon code that gave me $12 off–found it online when I searched for Coupon Codes for Game of Bricks. I can’t remember what the code was now. I noticed just now they have a coupon code advertised on their side that gives you $10 off with the code: January10 . There are a number of companies out there that make light kits so you may want to do a bit of research before choosing from whom you wish to order. I just liked what I saw at Game of Bricks so decided to give them a try.

  2. Love this. Have you ever thought of starting a MeetUp in your area to swap puzzles?

  3. oh my goodness, I absolutely adore these “cozy” puzzles. so cute. I haven’t put together a puzzle in years! I agree about being home, best place to be especially now in covid times.

  4. I bought the table top easel for my husband for Christmas plus sorting trays and the puzzle with the cats laying on the books. Plus a bunch of other puzzles. What a wonderful invention. I can’t bend over to do puzzles because of neck and back problems. This is perfect. I ordered the easel in October & had it hidden under a bed til Christmas. My husband was very surprised & had no idea what was in the box!!!
    If you enjoy puzzles, I would highly recommend the easel.

  5. Susan, with your finished puzzles do you Fran them? store them on a shelf? Thanks! Also have you heard of Zen wooden puzzles? They are not large but you can have repeated puzzle time! Zen also does children puzzles. My oldest grandson who is 6 loves them. You can google Zen wooden puzzles!

  6. SharonFromMichigan says

    Bookstores are a dying breed – I love going into old ones. The smaller the store the more charming. In my opinion, you can’t beat reading a physical book – turning the pages as your adventure continues. My dream would be to turn a room in my house into a cozy library with TONS of books! Haha

  7. Used to work puzzles as a kid so when my granddaughters were about 4, I started working with them on jigsaw puzzles. My oldest granddaughter is now 10 and absolutely loves them. The 500 piece puzzles are her favorite right now. Last summer she asked me why don’t I work on puzzles of my own. So, I bought a couple of 1000 pc puzzles and now hooked on them too. You have inspired me to look for more puzzles and I love hearing about your favorites.

  8. I have friend who loves to do puzzles and it occupies her time since she lives alone. Gonna check these out with her.

  9. Cheryl Ann says

    I just put away Cats Sleeping in Library! It was great fun!
    My problem is finding 750 pc puzzles with subject matter that
    interests me-due to space constraints, the 1000 pc puzzles are a
    no for me. I really do like all of your selections!
    We have many below zero days here in Iowa and puzzles are a pleasant
    diversion! Have a great day!

  10. I think the Nancy Drew puzzle is my all-time favorite!

  11. I love the bookshop puzzles! In fact, I’d love to own a bookshop like one of those. I imagine wiling away the hours reading and chatting with friendly customers while others play chess at a table by the fire. 😀 Haha, I’m quite sure the reality would be very different. I think we’ve rubbed off on each other a little bit, Susan. I’ve always loved chilly weather, getting cozy by the fireside, reading with a cup of tea — and you’ve always been such a summer girl. Now you are more tolerant of the cold and I am more tolerant of the heat, lol. But yes, I love this broody time of year. It suits me just fine. That’s a great selection of puzzles you’ve worked.

  12. Thanks for the post. I remember when one of your posts included the Booksellers Puzzle but it was out of stock so I just ordered it. I have completed or have on my shelf a number of the puzzles that you show. I am just not as quick as you. I think you must be in zoom mode all of the time.

  13. These puzzles are fabulous! I, too, would love, love to have a library like these pictured. I’m very partial to the ones with cats in them, since I’m a cat lady! I’m down to one now, from having a pride of four. How I miss all my little feline companions! I identify with having a cat curled up beside me each and every time I sit down to read. I don’t know if I could read without that! Thanks so much for sharing these lovely puzzles, Susan. How long do you leave your puzzle up before tearing it down? That would be so hard to do, it seems!

  14. Scharese Friebus says

    I love these puzzle pictures! I notice so many kitties in the ones you have. Maybe it’s time again for you to add a real furry feline to help you stay cozy and “help” you do your puzzles? I too loved Nancy Drew. Enjoy puzzling

  15. Beautiful puzzles Susan and I so love the bookshops, who wouldn’t?! I can see sitting in each one of them with a good book. I also love the cabin puzzle, it is very much like peeking into this woman’s life. The Nancy Drew puzzle is really cool, love that one! Puzzles are a great way to pass the winter, along with good books. I too, love winter for the solitude, but not the cold. lol But….that’s what a good lush, cozy blanket is for. Stay warm Susan! Hugs, Brenda

  16. Thank you Susan for sharing this list of puzzles . One of my sisters received the Nancy Drew puzzle. The other one received one of the bookshop puzzles.

  17. Cyndi Raines says

    I like the bookstore puzzles, reminds me of our store we would go into when I was growing up. Miss it. My favorite is the cozy cabin, just love everything about it, especially the kitty curled up beside her on the couch and even her legs off to an angle, I do that, lol! Have stated a winter scene, complete with a snowman. Nice way to spend an evening, especially if a fire is going in the fireplace and some soft music on.

  18. Maureen E. says

    I admire you for being able to work 1,000-piece puzzles. It overwhelms me to look at all the tiny pieces and think about trying to fit them together. The frame is one thing, but the middle–yikes! I don’t know how you do it. I love the scenes on the puzzles you choose, though.

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