Walt Whitman Cuff Bracelet
“now voyager sail thou forth to seek and find,” from Walt Whitman’s The Untold Want, is engraved on the outside of this lovely polished sterling silver cuff bracelet. Inside is the author's name with a picture of a sailing ship.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Baby Lit Shakespeare
Introduce Shakespeare to your favorite young one with these cheerful, colorful, and humorous board books, two favorites from the witty and whimsical Baby Lit series: A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Fairies Primer and Romeo & Juliet: A Counting Primer.
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!
Shakespeare Sonnet 116 Möbius Bracelet
Several lines from Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116 ("Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments..."), one of his best-known, are engraved on this sterling silver möbius bracelet.
Something for Christmas
In Palmer Brown's beloved story of a little mouse’s search for a very special gift for a very special person, nothing seems just right until the little mouse realizes that the best present of all is already at hand. Ages 3-8.
Mr. Darcy Quotation Pencils
This set of six #2 pencils feature quotations from Mr. Darcy of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The natural lacquered wood and understated black eraser, ferrule and type complete a classic look worthy of this perennial favorite.
Young Booklover’s Holiday Advent Calendar
This non-religious version of the traditional Advent calendar was designed for The New York Public Library and features animals from children’s books through the years, by illustrators such as the d’Aulaires, Ludwig Bemelmans, Wanda Gag, Ruth Krauss, the Petershams, Dr. Seuss, and others.
Christina Rossetti Christmas Cards
love came down at christmas, love all lovely, love divine; love was born at christmas: star and angels gave the sign. -christina rossetti
Edward Gorey Sterling Cat Reading a Book Pin
This sterling silver pin is adapted from a drawing by Edward Gorey that is part of a series of renderings of fanciful cats engaged in unusual activities.
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.
Romantic Poets All-Occasion Cards
British artist Amanda White has produced a series of notecards featuring her cut paper collages of historic houses of writers and poets. Eight different cards featuring various poets are included in this pack.
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!
Jane Austen All-Occasion Cards
Steventon Rectory was the Austen family home for the first twenty-five years of Jane Austen’s life. It was here she wrote the first drafts of Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice and Northanger Abbey. Eight cards (two each of four designs) depict various places Jane lived.
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
Edward Gorey Birthday Cake Cards
With a box of these notecards on hand, you’ll always be able to send a sweet birthday greeting. From the bow on the cook's apron to the smile on the clock, every detail comes together happily in this celebratory greeting card. Inside greeting: Happy Birthday!
Canterbury Tales Mug
These heirloom quality bone china mugs are decorated with characters from some of The Canterbury Tales' best-loved stories. The central characters are drawn in witty detail on the mug and are each depicted with significant details, from a chanticleer and fox to a tub and hay wagon.
Baby Lit Little Poets
A set of four endearing board books introduce little ones to the beauty of the words and sound of the poetry of Emily Dickinson, Shakespeare, Robert Frost, and Walt Whitman, and will be appreciated by parents as well as children.
Baby's First Books
Four board books with padded covers are ideal for babies and toddlers. The set includes: First 100 Words, First 100 Animals, Numbers Colors Shapes, and First 100 Trucks. Each book is illustrated with engaging photos, not drawings.
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
Baby Lit Classics
This classics collection includes four of our favorites from the wildly popular Baby Lit series: Moby Dick, An Ocean Primer (nautical and weather words); The Odyssey, A Monster Primer (characters from the epic); Alice in Wonderland, A Colors Primer (colors); and Jungle Book, An Animals Primer (names of animals)
The Children's Travel Journal
Help your favorite little globetrotter create a masterpiece of memories. While on the road, this unique diary is a fun-filled work-in-progress. When completed, it becomes a treasured keepsake that vividly preserves memories of a special trip.