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.
Mr. Darcy Quotation Pencils
This set of six #2 pencils feature quotations from Mr. Darcy of Jane Austen’s "Pride and Prejudice." The natural lacquered wood and understated black eraser, ferrule and type complete a classic look worthy of this perennial favorite.
Shakespeare Quotation Pencils
This set of six #2 pencils feature quotations from five Shakespearian plays: Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It and The Merchant of Venice. The hexagonal shape is roll resistant. The pencils have been hand stamped for a unique look.
Shakespeare Love Silk Chiffon Scarf
The design incorporates favorite love quotations from Shakespeare, along with stylized illustrations of flowers mentioned in his works (wildflowers, the Tudor rose, sprigs of berries, and bees).
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 five- or thirty-minute hourglass.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eudora Welty Cuff Bracelet
“All serious daring starts from within.” For anyone interested in writing, reading, and creativity, Eudora Welty’s autobiographical One Writer’s Beginnings is an iconic work. This sterling silver cuff is engraved with the memoir's most famous line.
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.
Young Booklover’s Holiday Advent Calendar
This non-religious version of the traditional Advent calendar was designed for The New York Public Library and features animals from children’s books through the years, by illustrators such as the d’Aulaires, Ludwig Bemelmans, Wanda Gag, Ruth Krauss, the Petershams, Dr. Seuss, and others.
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.
Votes For Women Paperweight
This handsome glass paperweight is based on a button, worn by marchers at the 1913 Women's Suffrage Parade, now housed at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Historians later credited the event with invigorating the suffrage movement with a new wave of inspiration and purpose.
Whitman Square Inch Bracelet
"Some people are so much sunlight to the square inch.” Walt Whitman’s beautiful line has been hand-cast on a 14K gold vermeil bangle. Each design is sculpted out of clay, and the clay model is then cast in reclaimed metals using the ancient art of lost wax casting.
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 15 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.
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.”
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”).
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.
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.”)
The World of Sherlock Holmes: 1,000-Piece Puzzle
Enter into the world of Holmes in this detailed puzzle depicting the London of his day. Spot infamous villains, crime-solving clues, and historical figures.
The World of Jane Austen: 1,000-Piece Puzzle
You’ll find 60 characters and great houses from the novels of Jane Austen, set against the landscapes in which they are featured. Also included is a fold-out poster of the image on the puzzle, along with a key to people, both real and fictional, featured on the puzzle.
Prohibition and Repeal Amendments Pint 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.
What Good Shall I Do This Day? Journal
This journal, inspired by Benjamin Franklin, invites modern diarists to contemplate the good they can do in their everyday lives using his own daily questions.
Greek Gods and Goddesses Mug
These heirloom quality bone china mugs are decorated with 12 Greek gods and goddesses, along with their Roman names and areas of dominion. The Olympians are drawn in witty detail and are each depicted with their symbolic signifiers, including an owl, cornucopia, trident, harp, quiver, and more.
NATO Alphabet Mug
Decorated with the NATO phonetic alphabet, this mug—besides being a handsome addition to any table or desk—provides an essential tutorial for anyone who has ever struggled to be understood when spelling out a name and address over the phone.
Canterbury Tales Mug
These heirloom quality bone china mugs are decorated with characters from some of The Canterbury Tales' best-loved stories. The central characters are drawn in witty detail on the mug and are each depicted with significant details, from a chanticleer and fox to a tub and hay wagon.