Here Is New York
"Just to dip into this miraculous essay—to experience the wonderful lightness and momentum of its prose, its supremely casual air and surprisingly tight knit—is to find oneself going ahead and rereading it all. White's homage feels as fresh as fifty years ago."—John Updike
A Twitch Upon the Thread
The best fishing writing is never really about fishing, or never only about fishing, and the writers collected in A Twitch Upon the Thread use angling as a way to write about love, loss, faith, and obsession.
Beneath My Feet
Beneath My Feet: Writers on Walking rounds up the most memorable walker-writers from the 1700s to the modern day, from country hikers to urban strollers, from the rationalists to the truly outlandish. Follow in the footsteps of William Hazlitt, George Sand, Rebecca Solnit, Will Self, and dozens of others. Keep up with them—and be astonished.
Vintage Foraging Tea Towel
This charming 100% cotton tea towel reproduces a vintage illustration from Foraging Plants and Mushrooms. The image depicts a silver birch, nasturtium, slippery jack, birch bolete, chanterelle, yellow wood-sorrel, violet, blueberry, rustyback fern, chamomile, strawberry, and other edible plants and fungi.
Vintage Citrus Tea Towel
This charming cotton tea towel reproduces a vintage book illustration of various types of citruses—lemons, limes, tangerines, clementines, and more, as well as their foliage and blossoms.
The World of the Harlem Renaissance: 1,000-Piece Puzzle
Step back in history to one of New York City’s most vibrant eras as you work this jigsaw puzzle picturing the artists and the thinkers of the Harlem Renaissance; includes a fold-out poster of the completed puzzle and a glossary of various scenes within the puzzle.
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.
The World of the Tudors: 1,000-Piece Puzzle
From the Wars of the Roses through plagues, plots, executions, and more, the Tudor period is the most dramatic and turbulent in English history. As you build this detailed puzzle, journey through time to identify Shakespeare, Sir Francis Drake, Henry VIII's six wives, and dozens of other renowned figures.
The World of Frankenstein: 1,000-Piece Puzzle
Immerse yourself in key scenes in this classic book while working the puzzle, a fun way to introduce the story to children or refresh a reader’s familiarity. Each piece has enough visual interest to capture the imagination and makes the puzzle both challenging and richly rewarding; poster included.
The World of Agatha Christie: 1,000-Piece Puzzle
Follow trails of murder and mystery as you travel down the Nile and on the Orient Express on the heels of Poirot, Miss Marple, and others. As you build the puzzle, spot famous characters, crime-solving clues, and historical locations, as well as Christie and her real-life inspiration.
The Story of Impressionism: 1,000-Piece Puzzle
Piece together this beautifully detailed puzzle to create the Paris of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters, and along the way discover the people and places that helped create a new way to see the world.
The Real Women of Greek Myths: 1,000-Piece Puzzle
In this beautifully detailed jigsaw puzzle, rediscover the lives and stories of the women of Greek myths, from Medusa and Medea to Helen, Euridice, Aphrodite, Phaedra, Artemis, and others.
Match a Pair of Birds Memory Game
This classic memory game is a fun and educational way for both children and more experienced birdwatchers to master a body of knowledge that will serve them a lifetime: how to identify both the male and female of a species. For two players, ages 6 and up.
Baby Lit Collection
Introduce young ones (ages birth and up) to a world of literature with these cheerful, colorful, and humorous board books, bundled together in an I Love Books canvas tote. The ten books include four classics from the wildly popular Baby Lit series, two volumes from Baby Lit Shakespeare, and four from Baby Lit Little Poets.
The Moth: Presents a Game of Storytelling
NPR’s The Moth is all about true stories told live, and this game is designed to prompt a volley of sharing and listening between players. Created by the program’s storytelling experts, this interactive card game encourages lively conversations, sparks creativity, and improves public speaking abilities.
Edward Gorey: 1,000-Piece Puzzle
Thoughtfully conceived and engagingly intricate, the puzzle features the image Untitled (1965) by the incomparable Edward Gorey, creator of the animated opening sequence of the PBS television series Mystery!
Jane Austen Characters Mug
Heirloom quality bone china mugs decorated with wonderfully detailed humorous illustrations depicting more than 40 of the central characters from six of Austen’s major works.
David Levine Author Mug
Caricatures by world-renowned artist David Levine enriched and enlivened the pages of The New York Review of Books for almost five decades. Thirty-three of Levine’s most arresting and iconic caricatures of authors decorate this heirloom quality bone china mug, including the artist’s self-portrait.
Shakespeare’s Britain: 1,000-Piece Puzzle
Decorated with symbols and icons of towns and abbeys, castles, battlefields, forests, and heaths, the image on the puzzle is a pictorial map of Britain as it was in 1583, with the geographical settings of Shakespeare’s history plays labeled.
Prohibition and Repeal Amendments Rocks Glasses
Raise a toast to the historical path to legal drinking in the U.S. One glass is printed with the 18th Amendment, which prohibited the manufacture, sale, and transportation of intoxicating liquors; the other with the 21st Amendment, which repealed Prohibition.
Vintage Italian Travel Poster Wrapping Paper
Printed in sumptuous colors with metallic gold accents, the design incorporates vintage travel posters advertising famous Italian towns and cities; acid free and therefore also suitable for bookbinding, scrapbooking, and other creative projects. Imported from Italy.
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.
Charles Dickens Characters Mug
These heirloom quality bone china mugs are decorated with witty illustrations of more than 50 central characters from 16 of Dickens’s major works, each with significant details: a cricket bat, a suckling pig, top hats and mob caps, a parrot, and much, much more.
Edward Gorey Dancing Cats: 300-Piece Puzzle
Originally appearing in Edward Gorey’s book “Dancing Cats and Neglected Murderesses,” these felines—knitting, skating, balancing, and juggling—are classic examples of the artist’s quirky narratives that keep his devotees in gleeful anticipation of decorous mayhem.
Decoder Jigsaw Puzzle with Eyeglasses Masks
This is a delightful 100-piece puzzle for ages 4+ that comes with a fun payoff: once it is completed, the puzzle workers don the special animal masks to discover hidden objects printed on the puzzle that are invisible to the naked eye.
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.
The World of Charles Dickens: 1,000-Piece Puzzle
Find yourself in 19th-century London as the beautiful, intricate illustrations of famous fictional characters, writers, and historical figures reveal themselves. The image reimagines both Dickens' life and scenes from his novels in glorious detail.
The World of Shakespeare: 1,000-Piece Puzzle
The setting: As A Midsummer Night's Dream is being rehearsed at the Globe, actors wander the streets, along with an expansive cast of extras and local characters who may well have provided the Bard with inspiration.
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 fifteen wonderfully evocative collective 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.
STET! A game for language lovers, grammar geeks, and bibliophiles
Whats’ wrong with this sentence? If that misplaced apostrophe leapt right off the page, this is the game for you. Based on The New York Times bestseller, 100 sentences await you, the copyeditor, to correct—or to STET (a copyeditor’s term that means “let it stand”).