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There’s a certain element of comfort in spending an afternoon at a bookstore: sitting in the cozy armchairs, finding treasures in the special collections section, connecting with people from the neighbourhood or from afar, seeing young readers discovering the magic...
While a sketchbook can be an intimate and personal object, rarely to be shared, it can also be a source of inspiration to others. Peeking into someone else’s sketchbook we might see our own thoughts reflected, the documentation of...
Recently, the team at Ken Bromley Art Supplies in the UK shared with us some interesting research they conducted earlier this year. At Paperblanks we are passionate about art and maps, so when we learned that they had created a series...
It’s no secret that we are big fans of books and independent bookstores. We long for the days that we can again freely wander the winding aisles of a bookstore browsing its treasures, venturing into the special collections section...
Francisco Javier Palomares is an emerging contemporary artist whose work comments on historical narratives and present-day social challenges, such as gentrification and immigration. By seamlessly blending the style of fine art masters and the vibrancy of his Mexican heritage,...
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and for those of us who love sending out mail or making creative cards this date is a much-anticipated excuse to take out the colourful paper, washi tape, markers, stickers and maybe...
Browsing original manuscripts, opening tightly guarded vaults to discover a treasured diary, finding obscure notes about fascinating historical characters or getting lost exploring the intricate nooks of a library’s archive – these are the kinds of adventures in literary...
As spring brings new beginnings, longer days and the marvellous sight of trees and gardens bursting into bloom, we want to dedicate today's post to celebrating Earth. Below are some of our nature-inspired covers along with words from our...
We asked our Instagram followers for the best books they've read recently. As we're all finding ourselves with some extra time to spend indoors, or safely socially distanced outside, we thought a fan-favourite book list could help you find...
In our quest to read more in 2020, this week we are looking to some of our favourite authors for inspiration for the next titles to add to our New Year's reading lists. We've put together a selection of...

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