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Ray Bradbury wrote complex cautionary tales about society and morality, disguised as science fiction. Though many of his most influential works are now decades old, the lessons and warnings within are timeless. Today, on what would have been his...
Tomorrow is Mary Shelley’s birthday, and we’ve decided to fête the famous author by getting a head start on Hallowe’en and defending the top five misunderstood monsters in literature. Mary Shelley, the daughter of feminist philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft, wrote...
With voice recorders and keyboards available on every cell phone, the need to jot down quick notes is being eliminated. What was once the language of private detectives, reporters and historians is now relegated to the courtroom and with...
Nobel Prize–winning literary modernist T.S. Eliot would have celebrated his 125th birthday today, and though he has long since passed his legacy remains very much alive to this day. Even if you profess not to love poetry, there is...
If you have found your way here (a blog by a journal-producing publishing company), we can assume you like books. Whether for journalling, creative writing or reading the works of others, books are a fundamental part of our society and...
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 nine bookbinders below have all made major contributions to their...
October 31st is here and that means it's time for all of us at Paperblanks to wish you a Happy Halloween! In honour of this day of costumes, candies and spooky stories we've put together a list of the...
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...
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...
We love libraries because they are home to books. And when said books are also home to libraries? Well, that's even better! Libraries turn up as settings, even as characters themselves, in works of art more often than you would think....