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.
Sauntering features sixty walker-writers—classic and current—who roam Europe by foot. Twenty-two countries are traversed. We join Henriette d’Angeville, the second woman to climb Mont Blanc; Nellie Bly roaming the trenches of the First World War; Werner Herzog on a personal pilgrimage through Germany; Hans Christian Andersen in quarantine; Joseph Conrad in Cracow; Rebecca Solnit reimagining change on the streets of Prague; and Robert Macfarlane dropping deep into underground Paris.
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.
Sentence Diagrams of Great Literary Openers
“I really do not know that anything has ever been more exciting than diagramming sentences.” —Gertrude Stein. Twenty-four postcards each feature an opening line from famous works of fiction, diagrammed according to the old-school Reed-Kellogg system.
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
Precious Metals Fountain Pens for Everyday
Chic, affordable, and—most important for a tool to be used every day—beautifully engineered: comfortable to hold, lightweight yet anything but plastic-y, with a nib that glides across the page.
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.”
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.
Women Who Changed the World Tote Bag
From secret agents, scientists and suffragists, to politicians, presidents and paleontologists—and of course writers—this amazingly detailed design celebrates women who have had a significant impact on the world, from Ancient Egypt to the present day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cleaning up New York
A 26-year-old starving poet needs $60. What else to do but register with a temp agency as a house cleaner? The excitement never wanes as he is catapulted into the everyday yet unimaginable worlds behind closed (apartment) doors.
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.
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.)
Monet Water Lilies Silk Chiffon Scarf
Our Monet Water Lilies scarf is inspired by the work of French impressionist artist Claude Monet (1840–1926). This blue and green scarf is crafted from sheer, lightweight, ethereal silk chiffon and finished with traditional, artisan hand-rolled hems. The generous rectangular size of this scarf makes it eminently wearable, suitable for stylish day or evening wear.
Canterbury Cathedral Silk Chiffon Scarf
The flower motifs on this beautiful scarf are taken from 14th-century medieval French Lady's Book of Hours, housed in the Canterbury Cathedral Library. The colors are bright and clear, but because the scarf is chiffon, have a certain transparency.
Our Favorite Basic Book Light
Harness the environmental and economic advantages of a rechargeable light. With no need to buy new batteries, you're saving money and putting less hazardous waste into landfills. Optical grade lens with three brightness levels provides clear consistent light easy on the eyes.
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.
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.
Vibe Fountain Pen
The barrel and click-on cap of the Vibe are slimmer than a typical fountain pen; it is surprisingly light and balanced in the hand. The white matte finish on brass lends a classic yet modern appeal. Manufactured by a legacy British firm known for engineering innovative writing instruments for more than a century.
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.”
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.
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.
Kaweco Retro Rollerball Pen
The Retro is available in 5 different colors and packaged in a metal tin. It has a stylish gold-colored metal clip and a screw-on cap. The body is comfortable to hold.
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, "Financial Times"
Edward Gorey “Life is Sweet” Sterling Silver Pin
The pin is engraved on the back with one of Gorey’s most quoted pronouncements: “Books. Cats. Life is sweet.” Gorey (American, 1925–2000) was an artist, writer, and book designer as well as the creator of the animated opening sequence of the PBS series Mystery!
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”).