Hungry Caterpillar Socks
Four pairs of baby/toddler socks based on Eric Carle’s classic book. The four pairs mix and match, so if one sock is lost, its “partner” works with the others.
Time Spent Reading Is Never Wasted Mug
Heirloom quality bone china mug decorated with Quentin Blake’s storytelling dragon reading to children, with the reminder: “Time spent reading is never wasted.”
Literary Quotes Cocktail Napkins
One hundred paper napkins, 25 each of four quotes, on the martini [Noël Coward, Elaine Dundy], whiskey [William Faulkner], and Champagne [Winston Churchill].
Shakespeare Characters Mug
These heirloom quality bone china mugs are decorated with humorous illustrations depicting more than 40 of the central characters from 14 of Shakespeare’s major plays.
James Joyce Memory Game
Each of the 24 pairs of cards in this classic memory game features James Joyce quotations from Ulysses, Finnegans Wake, Dubliners and other Joyce masterworks.
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.
Endpaper Wrapping Paper
Traditional Italian endpaper design. Imported from Italy.
Black Women of History Pencils
Quotes by Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Sojourner Truth, Ruby Bridges, Shirley Chisholm, Fannie Lou Hamer
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.
Gertrude Stein as a Child Holiday Cards
Like all of the wildly imaginative art of Edward Gorey, this drawing, entitled “Gertrude Stein as a child decorates a dog for Christmas,” seems more truthful than reality.
Charles Dickens Characters Mug
Heirloom quality bone china mugs decorated with wonderfully detailed humorous illustrations depicting more than 50 central characters from 16 of Dickens’s major works.
Resist much. Obey little. Adult size T-shirt
Unisex. Various sizes. "Resist much. Obey little" -Walt Whitman's rallying cry for individual and collective liberty, from 1860 edition of "Leaves of Grass."
Edward Gorey 1,000-Piece Book Covers Puzzle
Before his books drew a dedicated following, Edward Gorey designed book covers in the crowded single room of Doubleday Anchor’s art department. The stunning images of many of Gorey's book covers are featured here.
Literary Holiday Crackers
adult and children options
Little Things Toddler Tee
“It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.” —Arthur Conan Doyle.
The Company They Kept
Writers on Unforgettable Friendships from the pages of The New York Review of Books. "...extraordinarily striking, moving and delicious collection..." -Financial Times
Shakespeare Cocktail Napkins
"Good company, good wine, good welcome can make good people" and three other quotes; 100 paper napkins; 25 each of four designs.
"Words are the voice of the heart." —Confucius. Quotations from Sarah Orne Jewett, Charles Baudelaire, Confucius, Thomas Mann, and Mark Twain, offering advice and insights to inspire writers.
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.