Uncle George Holiday Greeting Cards by Glen Baxter
"In order to escape the insidious commercial excesses of Christmas, Uncle George opts for a quiet weekend away from it all."
Solar System Paperweight
Let your thoughts turn heavenwards as you gaze at the colorful solar system paperweight with its galaxies and planets. This glass paperweight combines style and functionality as a beautiful accent piece for any home or office.
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.
Quill and Inkwell Correspondence Cards
Eight engraved cards and envelopes of the highest quality with an exquisitely engraved quill and inkwell in metallic gold; lined envelopes; packaged in a charcoal gray or navy paper "pochette." Made in Belgium, this is Old World craftsmanship at its best.
Gutenberg Bible Journal
The cover of this journal reproduces an illuminated page created by German artist Gisela Maschmann, who has modeled her miniature painting on a volume of Johannes Gutenberg’s ecclesiastic masterwork, housed in the Berlin State Library.
Nineteenth Amendment All-Occasion Cards
Eight notecards feature images honoring influential leaders and commemorating pivotal events of the suffragist movement (Ratification, Equal Pay Equal Work, Failure is Impossible, Women’s Suffrage Centennial, Susan B. Anthony Votes, Liberty, Men’s League, New World Order).
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.”)
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.
Bloomsbury Homes Cards
British artist Amanda White has produced a series of notecards featuring cut paper collages of historic houses of writers and poets. This set of eight cards features two pivotal figures of the Bloomsbury Group, artist Vanessa Bell and her sister, the writer Virginia Woolf, at their respective homes in the English countryside.
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 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.”
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).
Rechargeable Dimmable Page Magnifier
This optical-grade, anti-glare 4x magnifier recharges in just two hours providing up to 12 hours (medium-brightness mode) of non-diminishing light. It’s the brightest LED magnifier available. A micro USB cable and premium rechargeable 700 mAh battery are included; it’s ready to use, no need to buy batteries.
Rechargeable Hand-Held Dimmable Magnifier
This lightweight, ergonomic optical-grade 4x magnifier recharges in just two hours providing up to 12 hours (Medium-Brightness mode) of non-diminishing light, the brightest LED magnifier available. A micro USB cable and rechargeable 750 mAh battery are included; it’s ready to use, no need to buy batteries.
Voltaire Guest Book
Traditionally guest books have been used to record the name, and sometimes a comment, of an attendee at a special occasion. This is a handsome all-occasion volume in which to document lasting memories. The cover imprinted with gold, copper, and silver inks is based on an antique binding.
Shakespeare First Folio Journal
The gold-tooled design on this journal, in the Folger Shakespeare Library, is based on a binding, created c. 1800, for a copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio around 1800. Originally published in 1623, "Mr. William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies" (or, First Folio) is one of the most valuable books ever printed.
William Morris Pink Honeysuckle Hardcover Journal
The cover design of this small hardcover journal is based on William Morris’s celebrated honeysuckle design, originally printed on cotton fabric with natural dyes. The design reflects his abiding interest in naturalism.
Spinola Hours Journal
The cover of this large softcover journal is based on a page of the "Spinola Hours," one of the most visually sophisticated of 16th-century Flemish manuscripts. Displaying astounding naturalistic illusionism, the book is richly illuminated, as seen in the page reproduced here; with ribbon marker and memento pocket.
Light Gathering Magnifier
This superbly crafted acrylic 4x magnifier intensifies the light passing through it, making the magnified subject nearly four times brighter without bulbs or batteries. Featuring what optical experts call an infinite eyepoint, you can be any distance from the magnifier, at nearly any angle, and maintain focus and clarity.
Classic Laid Note Card Presentation Box
Fifty classic pale blue note cards and tissue-lined envelopes. Made in Belgium by a company founded in 1870 and produced with the same quality and attention to detail that has made the line a staple of every fine social paper department in Europe.
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
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.
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.
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.
Charles Addams Lurch Tree Holiday Cards
Lurch as a Christmas tree surrounded by the family. Cartoonist Charles Addams (American, 1912–1988), of Addams Family fame, was inspired by the quirks of his fellow New Yorkers and the singular nature of their city—itself one of Addams’ characters.
Romantic Poets All-Occasion Cards
British artist Amanda White has produced a series of notecards featuring her cut paper collages of historic houses of writers and poets. Eight different cards featuring various poets are included in this pack.
Edward Gorey Dragon and Man Exchange Gifts Holiday Cards
'Tis the season to be thoughtful and loyal, generous and kind: everything suggested by this drawing by the inimitable Edward Gorey, creator of, among other things, a wealth of darkly hilarious books and the animated opening sequence of the PBS television series Mystery!
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.
Jane Austen All-Occasion Cards
Steventon Rectory was the Austen family home for the first twenty-five years of Jane Austen’s life. It was here she wrote the first drafts of Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice and Northanger Abbey. Eight cards (two each of four designs) depict various places Jane lived.
Beatrix Potter Holiday Card
Winter was a favorite time of year for Miss Potter who loved to walk and sketch the snow-clad Lakeland mountains and valleys. British artist Amanda White has produced a series of notecards and holiday cards featuring her cut paper collages of historic houses of writers and poets.