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.
Shakespeare's Britain 1000-Piece Puzzle
The beautiful image on this 1,000-piece puzzle is a pictorial map of Britain as it was in 1583, with the geographical settings of Shakespeare’s history plays labeled.
Original 1951 Notebook
Legend has it that this is the model notebook used by Julia Child to record her recipes when she was a student at the Cordon Bleu. (It made a cameo appearance in Nora Ephron's 2009 movie, “Julie & Julia.”)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Camera Pencil Sharpener
Put the pencil in the top "lens"; turn the handle on the back to sharpen.
Henry David Thoreau Cuff Bracelet
“go Confidently in the Direction of your Dreams—Live the Life you’ve Imagined”
Jane Austen Replica Ring
Only three pieces of jewelry are known to have belonged to Austen; this is a replica modeled on one of those rare artifacts, her ring, a gold band set with an oval turquoise-colored stone.
The Art of Instruction: 100 Postcards of Vintage Educational Charts
Used throughout Europe in the mid-19th and 20th centuries, these illustrations inspired students to appreciate the wonders of nature, science, and the world around them.
Sentence Diagrams of Great Literary Openers
“I really do not know that anything has ever been more exciting than diagramming sentences.” —Gertrude Stein. 24 detachable postcards, bound in a mini hardcover book.
Monk Strap Refillable Leather Journal
Made by hand in Italy in a family bindery that has been in business for generations, its unmatched quality is a superb example of Old World craftsmanship.
Edward Gorey Hertha Strugg's Fifth Christmas Cards
This design dates from 1979 when it was sent by the artist Edward Gorey and the publisher, the superb private Albondocani Press (1968-1991), as their personal limited edition holiday card.
Edward Gorey Decorating the Fireplace Holiday Cards
"Suppiluliumas dozes while the family finishes decorating the fireplace.”
Linen Flex Cover Notebook
This notebook is especially appropriate for those who carry their notebooks with them: flexible linen covers and rounded corners mean no bent corners or broken bindings.
Leo Lionni Animal Alphabet 24-Piece Puzzle
This puzzle features some of the most endearing characters created by Leo Lionni; Swimmy, Frederick, Alexander, and more make the alphabet fun and accessible for ages 3+.
Lighted Rimless Magnifier
2x-power magnifier has a 3-1/2" lens, is lightweight and comfortable to hold with ergonomic handle and textured grips. LED lasts 100,000 hours.
“Obstinate, headstrong girl” Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet
“Jane Austen” is inscribed inside
Vintage Typewriter 750-Piece Shaped Puzzle
Unique die-cut puzzle features a Remington Portable #2, manufactured from December 1928 through June 1938.
Walt Whitman Earrings
"Resist much. Obey little." The poet's rallying cry for individual and collective liberty, from 1860 edition of "Leaves of Grass."
Black Women of History Pencils
Quotes by Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Sojourner Truth, Ruby Bridges, Shirley Chisholm, Fannie Lou Hamer