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American novelist and designer Edith Wharton made a name for herself in the literary world by combining her firsthand understanding of the American aristocracy with her unique and powerful prose. Wharton was the first woman to win the Pulitzer...
October is International School Library Month, an annual celebration whose connection to writing is obvious. After all, without libraries, how would people read your writing? School libraries, especially, are important in encouraging a love of writing and appreciation for the...
With this Friday's International Literacy Day coming up, the importance of reading and writing is brought into focus. While we may take for granted that we can look at our computer screens and read (or write) this post, access...
This year we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of Paperblanks, but our story begins even earlier than that. Paperblanks is a part of the Hartley & Marks family, a publishing and design company whose origins lie in an old...
"The library card is a passport to wonders and miracles, glimpses into other lives, religions, experiences, the hopes and dreams and strivings of ALL human beings, and it is this passport that opens our eyes and hearts to the...
You may be surprised to see that this post is about commas, apostrophes and quotation marks. And yes, there are trickier punctuation mark selection decisions out there, like whether to use a hyphen or en dash, or colon or...
Taking that first step toward your writing career can feel pretty daunting, especially if you aren't surrounded by fellow struggling creatives. And if you do manage to get your book published, there is no guarantee that a legion of...
From Roald Dahl to the American election, a wide variety of influences can be found in the new words added to the Oxford English Dictionary this past year. If you've been holding off on including popular slang like "YOLO" in...
Sunday, September 25th marks the first day of this year's Banned Books Week. Why should you care? After all, books aren't banned in today's society, are they? We have the freedom to read anything we want, by any author...
Le Gascon Mystique Our cover design reproducing a binding attributed to Le Gascon Rather than a history lesson, think of this post as a wish list of future Paperblanks artwork. The ten bookbinders below have all made major contributions to their...

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