Adventure Storytime 2,000-Piece Puzzle
Famous vintage cover illustrations of classic adventure books, including "Treasure Island," "Don Quixote," "Swallows and Amazons," "Robin Hood," "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea," "White Fang," and more are featured on this beautiful puzzle. Among the renowned illustrators featured are Arthur Rackham, N. C. Wyeth, and others.
This strategy game for ages six and up was developed by a beekeeper at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. The object of the game is to buzz bees to flowers to collect pollen and then back to the hive to make honey for the colony.
Booklover's Holiday Cards
Wish “Season’s Greetings” with this holiday card showcasing an historic poster created for a WPA Library Project, circa 1936-40. The words and image express the happiest of thoughts: A Year of Good Reading Ahead. Ten cards and envelopes. Blank inside or Season's Greetings inside.
Canterbury Cathedral Silk Chiffon Scarf
The flower motifs on this beautiful scarf are taken from 14th-century medieval French Lady's Book of Hours, housed in the Canterbury Cathedral Library. The colors are bright and clear but because the scarf is chiffon, have a certain transparency.
Card Catalog Notecards
Evoking memories of wooden card catalogs, this replica cardboard box includes 30 flat notecards and envelopes. The front of each card is a reproduction of an original from the Library of Congress and features a different classic work of literature.
Classic Books Wrapping Paper
Printed in rich colors and detailed with metallic gold ink accents, the design incorporates beautifully bound antique book spines; acid free and therefore also suitable for bookbinding, scrapbooking, and other creative projects. Imported from Italy.
Classic Calligraphy Set
This 32-piece calligraphy set is appropriate for both beginning and more advanced calligraphers. The set includes four refillable pens, five classic nibs, 20 ink cartridges in seven different colors, an introduction booklet, and an exercise booklet. Packaged in an attractive gift tin.
Classic French Notebooks
Walk into any stationery shop in France and you’ll see an extensive array of these beloved notebooks. This is the basic model: versatile A5 size with a stapled spine. Pages are smooth ivory French-milled 90g paper, ruled, acid-free and pH neutral, fountain pen- and marker-friendly. Six colors.
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.”
Cluny Tapestry Silk Chiffon Scarf
The design of this scarf is based on imagery of the six Lady and Unicorn tapestries in the Musée de Cluny, Paris, thought to represent a meditation on earthly pleasures. The hems are hand rolled and sewn, not stitched; the scarf is large enough to wear as a light shawl.
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.
FAF Desk Pad
Manufactured in Paris in a workshop built by Eiffel, a desk pad with everything one would expect of an item with such an estimable pedigree: a unique vintage look, solid construction, and high functionality.
Glass Dome Magnifier
All the essential features of an ideal reading tool have been brought together in this one exceptional magnifier: a crystal-clear optical glass dome; 400% magnification, considered the most comfortable magnification for small print; for use directly on the printed matter (not handheld).
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.
Illuminated Manuscript Wrapping Paper
Images of pages, initial letters, and illustrations from medieval manuscripts decorate this all-occasion paper printed on a creamy background, with rich colors and metallic gold accents; acid free and therefore also suitable for bookbinding, scrapbooking, and other creative projects. Imported from Italy.
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.
Medieval Manuscript Silk Chiffon Scarf
Based on a border from a page in a circa-1500 book of hours, the design includes primroses, violas, thistles, poppies, and chamomile, moths and insects, all with symbolic meanings that were well known to the medieval populace.
Monet Water Lilies Silk Chiffon Scarf
Our 'Monet Water Lilies' scarf is inspired by the work of French impressionist artist Claude Monet (1840 - 1926). This blue and green scarf is crafted from sheer, lightweight, ethereal silk chiffon and finished with traditional, artisan hand rolled hems. The generous rectangular size of this scarf makes it eminently wearable, suitable for stylish day or evening wear.
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.
Opera Wrapping Paper
Detailed pictures of musical instruments, notations, scores, and the names of operas decorate this wrapping paper. Muted colors are overprinted with gold metallic accents. Some listed operas are: Aida, Madama Butterfly, Rigoletto, Turandot, Carmen, and more.
Original 1951 Notebook
This is a reissue of the original notebook made in that year by a renowned French manufacturer. Legend has it that this is the model used by Julia Child to record her recipes when she was a student at Le Cordon Bleu. (The notebook made a cameo appearance in Nora Ephron’s 2009 movie, “Julie & Julia.”)
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.
Renaissance Manuscript Silk Chiffon Scarf
Blossoms cover the central area of the scarf; on each end is a wide border of flowers, buds, leaves, and berries, in saturated shades of blue, pink, and green.
Rhodia Treasure Box
This sturdy flip-top box—cleverly designed to look like one of the famous orange Rhodia notepads so beloved by Europeans—is filled with essential stationery items: four notepads of various sizes for various uses, as well as two Rhodia pencils.
Scrabble™ Vintage Bookshelf Edition
This luxurious bookshelf edition of Scrabble™ has been updated with stylish packaging, with game components stored in a fabric-bound “book” and slipcase, and typography and graphics inspired by the original 1948 game. Elegant storage and premium game components create a classic to be enjoyed for years to come.