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The Reader’s Catalog
Mealtime Fun and Games Paper Placemats Kit
Each of the 24 sheets provides a different activity, puzzle, word scramble, or maze to keep children entertained at the table, including dozens of fun conversation starters for young gastronomes; with 12 gel pens in a pouch.
Whitman Square Inch Bracelet
"Some people are so much sunlight to the square inch.” Walt Whitman 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.
David Levine Author Mug
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 heirloom quality bone china mug, including the artist’s self-portrait.
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.
Walt Whitman Happiness Quote Cuff
"Happiness...not in another place but this place, not for another hour but this hour." — Leaves of Grass, “A Song for Occupations”. Each bracelet is individually made by a local New York area artist. Each letter is stamped, then the silver is oxidized, sanded, and polished for a minimal yet handmade look.
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”).
“I Am Born” Onesie
What better way for a baby to announce that he or she has arrived? “Chapter I. I Am Born”—the first line of Charles Dickens’s classic David Copperfield—is printed in black across the chest of this white 100% organic cotton baby onesie.
Animal ABC Stickable Bath Shapes
These 26 foam letters adhere to the tub and tile and can be used for years. The youngest children can simply stick them to the surfaces, and peel them off, developing small motor skills. Toddlers can use them to learn colors and animal names, and pre-readers can start to learn the alphabet.
The Moth: Presents a Game of Storytelling
PBS’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.
Women Who Changed the World Notebook
This amazingly detailed design celebrates 35 women who have made a significant impact on the world from Ancient Egypt through to the present day. Hardcover: 5-7/8" x 8-1/4" (A5); 96 pages; cream lined paper. Includes a ribbon page holder.
Quill and Inkwell Correspondence Cards
Eight engraved cards and envelopes of the highest quality with an exquisitely engraved quill and inkwell in metallic gold; lined envelopes; packaged in a charcoal gray or navy paper "pochette." Made in Belgium, this is Old World craftsmanship at its best.
Shakespeare Characters Mug
These heirloom quality bone china mugs are decorated more than 40 of the central characters from 14 of Shakespeare’s major plays. Each time you pick one up, you’ll find more to look at in the wonderfully detailed illustrations: masks and cauldrons, snakes, fairies, phantoms, and much more.
Little Women Socks
The shivering March sisters would have appreciated these cozy socks during those frigid New England winters. The design includes the book title and boughs and berries motif, in evergreen (with teal, coral, and gold). Each purchase helps to fund literacy programs and book donations to communities in need.
Alphabet Go Fish
Letters are the stars of this version of the classic game. A fun way for children to learn and practice the alphabet, the sturdy deck of 52 oversized cards includes illustrations and lowercase letters, making the game appropriate for preschool through early lower school.
Literary Quotes Cocktail Napkins
Quotes, on the martini [Noël Coward, Elaine Dundy], whiskey [William Faulkner], and Champagne [Winston Churchill]. Offered in pack of 100 or 24 napkins.
“Those who love each other” Gold Bracelet
"Those who love each other shall become invincible." Whitman’s words have been hand-cast on a 14K gold vermeil bangle using the ancient art of lost wax casting. The designer works from a solar-powered studio in Southern California.
Edward Gorey Sterling Heart Cat Pin
This gently romantic sterling silver pin is a perfect gift for Valentine’s Day or an anniversary, or any occasion when one wants to express affection... or something stronger. Based on a series of drawings by Gorey, creator of more than 100 works—from a wealth of darkly hilarious books to the animated opening sequence of the PBS television series Mystery!
Leo Lionni Animal Alphabet: 24-Piece Puzzle
This puzzle features some of the most endearing characters created by four-time Caldecott Honor Winner Leo Lionni; Swimmy, Frederick, Alexander, and more make the alphabet fun and accessible for ages 3+. Made in the USA by a company that donates to 1% to the Planet.
Edward Gorey Dancing Cats: 300-Piece Puzzle
Originally appearing in Edward Gorey's book "Dancing Cats and Neglected Murderesses", these felines—knitting, skating, balancing, and juggling—are classic examples of the artist's quirky narratives keep his devotees in gleeful anticipation of decorous mayhem.
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.
Suffragist Magazine Artworks All-Occasion Cards
Each card in this set of five all-occasion greeting cards features a different image: The Woman Voter, The Suffragist, The Women’s Political World, The New Woman, The Lily. The back of the card features a description of the event, milestones, and activists honored by each cover.
Women Who Changed the World Mug
These heirloom quality bone china mugs are decorated with engaging illustrations depicting more than 40 remarkable women, from secret agents, scientists and suffragists, to politicians, presidents and paleontologists..
Classic Kaweco Sport Fountain Pen
“...I love its precision, its modesty, its clarity and its minimal fuss. This is the cheaper, more practical version of a Mercedes.”
Kaweco Sport Rollerball Pen
The body is faceted so it won’t roll, yet is comfortable to hold. It’s Remarkably lightweight (less than a third of an ounce). The pen is 4" when closed and 5-1/4" when open.
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. It’s fun and useful for both beginning readers and those who remember when this system was adopted (1956).
Classic French Notebooks—Spiral Bound Size A4
Walk into any stationery shop in France and you’ll see an extensive array of these beloved notebooks. This version is ruled, with a margin; the spiral allows the notebook to lie flat. The pages are smooth ivory French-milled 90g paper.
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.
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!
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
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.
This set of 200 characters is an updated version with more letters than most sets made for kids and includes punctuation, symbols, and numbers. Made in the U.S.A. by a family business located near Atlanta.