The Night Sky Postcards
This handsome foil-stamped box holds fifty postcards, each with a single sublime image: pages from Galileo's sketchbooks, Chinese star maps, artist interpretations of the universe, and rarely seen images from the NASA archives.
Edward Gorey Fruitcake Holiday Cards
Edward Gorey shares his recommendation for what to do with the gift of a fruitcake in this Goreyesque illustration that reflects his twinkling wit and keen eye.
Vintage Botanica Tea Towel
This 100% cotton tea towel reproduces a vintage illustration from British Flower Gardens, subtitled “Most Ornamental and Curious Hardy Flowering Plants, featuring Annuals, Biennials, Perennials, and Flowering Shrubs.” 19" x 34"
Banned Books Socks
These unisex cotton blend socks are “mismatched.” On one sock are printed the titles of 50 famous banned books and the other sock lists the same titles, only redacted with a black bar. Available in Small and Large size.
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.
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.
Greek Gods and Goddesses Notebook
This colorful notebook is decorated with twelve Greek gods and goddesses, along with their Roman names in italics and their areas of dominion. Hardcover, 96 lined pages
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.
Janet All-Occasion Greeting Cards by Glen Baxter
"Janet set aside an hour each day to work on her threatening letters." These all-occasion cards are Baxter at his most Baxterian: “A kind of mad cross between Magritte, S. J. Perelman, and Pulp Fiction.”—The New York Times
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.
Rice Wax Bath Crayons
A wonderful tool for kids to use for drawing and writing in the tub. The crayons float, the paper wrapper on each is made of waterproof paper, and they’re an easy-to-hold but hard-to-drop hexagon shape.
Sunprinting is based on the cyanotype process, which has been used by artists since its development in the 19th century.
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.
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.
Voltaire: Book of Fate Journal
The design of this beautifully made hardcover journal is based on an antique binding of Voltaire’s "Zadig," or "The Book of Fate," crafted in 1893 in Paris by Chamerot et Renouard; the original is now in the Rare Book and Special Collections archive at the Princeton University Library.
Percy Bysshe Shelley's Poetry in Bloom Journal
The design reproduced on the cover of this beautifully made journal is from an antique cover for "The Sensitive Plant and Early Poems". The binding was originally crafted in 1910 in London, by Riviere and Son, bookbinders to the Royal Family.
Vintage Beekeeper Tea Towel
This 100% cotton tea towel reproduces a vintage illustration from The Beekeeper’s Guide to Pollinating Honey Plants. In addition to a bevy of pollinators, the image depicts an antique bee skep, orange blossom, calendula, foxglove, dandelion, clover, marigold, and lavender. 19" x 34"
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 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.
100 First Words for Little New Yorkers
New Yorkers have a vocabulary all their own: it’s not a pizza, it’s a pie. It’s not cream cheese, it’s a schmear. Things aren’t carried, they’re schlepped. This fun and inventive board book is a primer for little Gothamites who want to master all their hometown icons.
Vintage Foraging Tea Towel
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.
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.
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.
David Levine Author Notebook
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 beautifully crafted notebook.
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.
Woody Guthrie’s New Years Rulin’s Greeting Cards
Guthrie wrote these heartfelt and playful resolutions on New Year’s Day, 1943. From "Don’t Get Lonesome,” and "Dream Good,” to "Love Everybody”, these all-occasion cards delight and inspire in any season.
The World of James Joyce: 1,000-Piece Puzzle
Travel back to 16 June 1904 and join Stephen Dedalus and Buck Mulligan on their odyssey through 'dear dirty Dublin', Blazes Boylan jingling along in his carriage, Molly Bloom in her chamber and a host of other iconic Dubliners.
A tool box for the purse or pocket: this handsome aluminum 6-in-1 pen includes a ruler, level, stylus, flat head and Phillips head screwdrivers, presented in a handsome, retro-vibe gift box.
The Company They Kept
Writers on Unforgettable Friendships from the pages of The New York Review of Books. "...extraordinarily striking, moving and delicious collection..." - The Financial Times
Frederick Douglass: Letter for Civil Rights Journal
The front of this beautifully produced hardcover journal is imprinted with a facsimile of a letter Douglass wrote to Rev. R.A. Armstrong on May 22, 1894 on behalf of Ida B Wells. On the back of the journal is a reproduction of an arresting antique photograph of Douglass.