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In 1920's Paris Shakespeare and Company, a bookstore on the Left Bank, was the epicenter of literary life in Paris. The likes of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and James Joyce would hang around the store daily with other members...
After last year's successful calligraphy event (and just in time for Mother's Day), Paperblanks® and the New York Public Library's Readers and Writers Shop are again joining forces to offer a special calligraphy signing afternoon. If you are going...
It's hard to believe it's been over two years since we profiled our first Beautiful Bookstore. What was meant to be a one-time feature of what we proposed could be "Book Heaven," has turned into a popular competition as...
In our ongoing series on Alphonse Mucha's Documents Décoratifs, we're taking a look at the 72 plates that comprise Mucha's seminal style book. Our look at Plates 1 to 12 can be viewed here. As discussed previously, the Documents...
Egyptian sculptor Gavin Worth creates complex sculptures made entirely out of bendable wire. These sculptures' imagery, all of which resemble line drawings, only become aparent to the viewer when viewed at the right angle. Worth believes these scultpures "engage the...
Often described by musicians as a “giant,” Ludwig van Beethoven’s (1770-1827) works are defined by intellectual depth and honesty. His musical expressions of heroism and struggle echo his troubled personal life. Beethoven’s childhood fell prey to the ambitions of...
Things are getting spooky today at the Endpaper Blog as we take you on a tour of the final resting places of our favourite writers and literary characters. From the mysterious "Poe Toaster" (get the full story here) to the...
Hermine Reidinger and Michael Sardelic are Austrian artists who specialise in creating floating art also known as mobiles.  When creating their mobiles they like to focus on key topics like love and life.  Hermine and Michael contacted us in...
Leonardo Da Vinci kept a daily journal throughout most of his life, keeping notes and drawings on a host of topics from the extraordinary (inventions, artwork, scientific theories and musings) to the mundane (grocery lists, names of people who...
The backbone of our journals and books is a Smyth sewn binding. Widely recognised as the highest-quality binding available in today's market, Smyth sewn refers to a classic style of bookmaking in which the signatures (sheets of paper folded into...

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