"WHERE IS THE LIBRARY?" Language Pencils
This set of five No. 2 pencils is imprinted with the all-important query,”WHERE IS THE LIBRARY?” in five different languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian and German. The text is engraved, not printed, on the pencils. Made in the U.S.A.
Banned Books Socks
These unisex cotton blend socks are “mismatched.” On one sock are printed the titles of 50 famous banned books and the other sock lists the same titles, only redacted with a black bar. Available in Small and Large size.
Booklover's Cocktail Napkins
Designed with book clubs in mind, but also the perfect gift for any bibliophile, teacher, or librarian. Packaged with 25 or 100 or 250 napkins.
Classic Kaweco Sport Fountain Pen
“...I love its precision, its modesty, its clarity and its minimal fuss. This is the cheaper, more practical version of a Mercedes.”
Collective Noun Animals Tea Towel
A prickle of hedgehogs, a parliament of owls, a circus of otters, and more on a hand-screened tea towel featuring 15 wonderfully evocative collective nouns, illustrated.
Collective Noun Animals Tea Towel #2
A hum of bumblebees, a piddle of puppies, a pounce of cats, a drift of sheep, and more, on a hand-screened unbleached cotton tea towel featuring 15 wonderfully evocative nouns, illustrated.
Collective Noun Birds Tea Towel
A chime of wrens, a bouquet of pheasants, a charm of goldfinches, and more on a hand-screened tea towel featuring 15 wonderfully evocative collective nouns, illustrated.
County Library: We Want One Paperweight
This handsome glass paperweight reproduces a 1928 photograph now in the collection of the Library of Congress. The photo captures the longing (and firm demand) of a rural community for a permanent library, and memorializes early bookmobiles and their mission to provide for them.
Edward Gorey Sterling Cat Reading a Book Pin
This sterling silver pin is adapted from a drawing by Edward Gorey that is part of a series of renderings of fanciful cats engaged in unusual activities.
Edward Gorey Sterling Heart Cat Pin
This gently romantic sterling silver pin is a perfect gift for Valentine’s Day or an anniversary, or any occasion when one wants to express affection... or something stronger. Based on a series of drawings by Gorey, creator of more than 100 works—from a wealth of darkly hilarious books to the animated opening sequence of the PBS television series Mystery!
Edward Gorey “Life is Sweet” Sterling Silver Pin
The pin is engraved on the back with one of Gorey’s most quoted pronouncements: “Books. Cats. Life is sweet.” Gorey (American, 1925–2000) was an artist, writer, and book designer as well as the creator of the animated opening sequence of the PBS series Mystery!
The hourglass is a recurring image not only referencing the passage of time, but balance, the sky and the earth, the female figure, and more. This richly symbolic object is also a calming and beautiful desk accessory. Choose among four colors and 5- or 30-minute hourglass.
Kaweco Collector’s Sport Fountain Pen / Iridescent Pearl
This is the newest color in our line of exceptional Kaweco pens. The shimmering color recalls the optical effects of a pearl; the translucent material shines from bluish-green to pink. Kaweco pens epitomize two essential features of a fine writing instrument: classic good looks and a beautifully smooth “write.”
Kaweco Limited Edition Bronze Sport Fountain Pen
The style of this compact fountain pen transcends time and remains as attractive as when it was first introduced over a century ago. The pen is compact when capped (4.1 inches) but very comfortable when posted (5.2 inches). Thus the Kaweco slogan, “Small in the pocket, great in the hand.”
Kaweco Limited Edition Bronze Sport Rollerball Pen
The style of this compact rollerball pen transcends time and remains as attractive as when it was first introduced over a century ago. The pen is compact when capped (4.1 inches) but very comfortable when posted (5.2 inches). Thus the Kaweco slogan, “Small in the pocket, great in the hand.”
Kaweco Limited Edition Teal Sport Fountain Pen
This is one of the newest colors in our line of exceptional Kaweco pens. Kaweco pens epitomize two essential features of a fine writing instrument: classic good looks and a beautifully smooth “write.”
Kaweco Retro Fountain Pen
The medium nib is stainless steel, and the stylish embellishments are a discreet gold “button” on the end of the cap and a handsome gold band at the other end. It has a stylish gold-colored clip. The body is comfortable to hold and has a screw-on cap. Available in 5 different colors.
Kaweco Retro Rollerball Pen
The Retro is available in 5 different colors and packaged in a metal tin. It has a stylish gold-colored metal clip and a screw-on cap. The body is comfortable to hold.
Kaweco Skyline Rollerball Pen
This newest style has silver (rather than gold) detailing, and is available in new colors, Mint or Fox.
Kaweco Sport Rollerball Pen
The body is faceted so it won’t roll, yet is comfortable to hold. It’s Remarkably lightweight (less than a third of an ounce). The pen is 4" when closed and 5-1/4" when open.
A tool box for the purse or pocket: this handsome aluminum 6-in-1 pen includes a ruler, level, stylus, flat head and Phillips head screwdrivers, presented in a handsome, retro-vibe gift box.
This dapper box is filled with 140 multiple-choice questions that cover myths and folklore—from gods and heroes to magical beasts and monsters—from cultures around the world, including Egyptian, Greek, Norse, Native American, Japanese, Senegalese, Chinese, Slavic, Haitian, and more.
New York City Almanac and Planner, 2024
For New Yorkers, New Yorkers at heart, anyone who has ever visited New York, anyone who is longing to visit New York…be assured, you don’t have to be a resident of the five boroughs to appreciate the Almanac of New York City.
Our Favorite Basic Book Light
Harness the environmental and economic advantages of a rechargeable light. With no need to buy new batteries, you're saving money and putting less hazardous waste into landfills. Optical grade lens with three brightness levels provides clear consistent light easy on the eyes.
This compact notebook is a straightforward and low-tech way to store and organize account information in one place. Plenty of space to write new passwords and record changes.
Rainbow Fountain Pens for Every Day
Color coding is an old-school method and a proven way to increase productivity. Use color to organize and prioritize a To Do list or to make any writing project more fun.
Read Banned Books Enamel Pin
The best way to protest the banning of books is to read them. Spread the word by pinning this “Read Banned Books” pin to a lapel, backpack, or book bag. It’s one inch in diameter and made of brass with a white nickel finish.
Based on the classic—a spiral-bound 4" x 8" pad designed with a stiff back cover to facilitate writing while standing and walking; with an elastic band. Made of environmentally-friendly materials by a third-generation family business based in Baltimore.
Rice Wax Bath Crayons
A wonderful tool for kids to use for drawing and writing in the tub. The crayons float, the paper wrapper on each is made of waterproof paper, and they’re an easy-to-hold but hard-to-drop hexagon shape.
Scribe Rollerball Pen
“… the pen of my dreams… It looks kind of retro, I suppose, but not annoyingly so. It is just a brilliantly designed tool... I am not a pen snob (boring), but I do believe that we should take as much enjoyment as possible from utilitarian objects.”—Luke Edward Hall, The Financial Times
Sentence Diagrams of Great Literary Openers
“I really do not know that anything has ever been more exciting than diagramming sentences.” —Gertrude Stein. Twenty-four postcards each feature an opening line from famous works of fiction, diagrammed according to the old-school Reed-Kellogg system.