Thursday, March 21, 2019

Arts & Culture

What’s happening in the wider world of art and culture.

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...
We've discussed the importance of planning ahead and plot outlining here on the Endpaper Blog, but never before have we taken a look at diagramming individual sentences! The art of sentence diagramming was created in 1847 by Chicago schoolmaster S.W....
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....
Is this the spring you plan to get into poetry? It's never too late to develop a new writing skill, but it can feel a bit overwhelming when diving into an entirely new creative writing world. To help get...
You have written something you are really proud of. You want the rest of the world to read it, too. Great! So, how to go about getting it out there? There are two routes to publishing – the traditional publishing houses...
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...
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...
There is nothing like curling up in front of the fire with a cup of cocoa and a good book on Christmas Eve. But if you are like us, the annual tradition of reading a Christmas story can...
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...

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