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.
What Good Shall I Do This Day?
This journal, used on Benjamin Franklin's, invites modern diarists to contemplate the good they can do in their everyday lives using his own daily questions.
Story Map of Ireland 500-Piece Puzzle
This delightfully detailed pictorial map of Ireland was part of a series of “story maps” produced by Colortext Publications in the 1930s and 1940s.
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.
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 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 Notebooks - Pocket Size
A mini version of the classic notebook first made in that year by its renowned French manufacturer.
Rainbow Fountain Pens for Everyday
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.
Votes For Women Paperweight
Based on a button worn at the 1913 Women's Suffrage Parade, an event credited with invigorating the movement with a new inspiration and purpose.
Visionary Women: 100 Literary Art Postcards
SHE is a beautiful boxed set of 100 fine art postcards featuring illustrations inspired by women writers
Edward Gorey 1,000-Piece Jigsaw 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!
Black Women of History Pencils
Quotes by Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Sojourner Truth, Ruby Bridges, Shirley Chisholm, Fannie Lou Hamer
Vintage Typewriter 750-Piece Shaped Puzzle
Unique die-cut puzzle features a Remington Portable #2, manufactured from December 1928 through June 1938.
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.”
Ex Libris Journal
This lightly lined clothbound journal features sixty full-color vintage bookplates, including those of luminaries such as Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Greta Garbo, Bing Crosby, Harry Houdini, Jacqueline Onassis, Edith Wharton, Robert Frost, and John Fowles.
Brontë Characters Mug
These heirloom quality bone china mugs are decorated with humorous illustrations depicting characters from Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë’s literary classics.
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.
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.
The Proust Questionnaire has become a classic personality test; in answering the questions, an individual reveals aspects of her or his true nature.
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.
Wild and Free T-shirt
"All good things are wild and free." -Henry David Thoreau. From one of the most famous Trancendentalist essays, "Walking."
Resist much. Obey little. Kids T-shirt
Walt Whitman's rallying cry for individual and collective liberty, from 1860 edition of "Leaves of Grass." Four sizes; all cotton.
We’re All Mad Here Necklace
From Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
This bathtub bard is equally at home in a swimming pool, and a charming addition to a desk or bookshelf. “To quack or not to quack?” is his existential question.
Twelve Subject Graph Notebook with Tabs
A one-stop organizational tool for multiple ongoing projects; multi-colored graph paper, twelve sections, with tabs.
Classic French Notebooks
Walk into any stationery shop in France and you’ll see an extensive array of these beloved notebooks. We consider this version the most versatile size and binding.
Olivetti Pattern Notecards
The Olivetti typewriter is an icon, both as design object and as the favorite writing tool of authors such as John Cheever, Leonard Cohen, and Francis Ford Coppola. This notecard set features four distinctive patterns made on the Olivetti Lettera 32.
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.
Cheerful Thoughts Little Book and Envelope
Small letterpress book, "For the Robust, the Ragged, and the Recuperating,” conceived as an alternative to Get Well cards, with 80 insightful and humorous quotes.