Monday, April 22, 2019

Arts & Culture

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

Hallowe'en is just around the corner, so what better way to get into the spirit of the season than to read a good, old-fashioned scary story? Whether they inspire you to craft your own creepy tale or swear off...
August 9th was the 160th anniversary of the publication of Henry David Thoreau's Walden, the celebrated transcendentalist's ode to living in the natural world. Part personal experiment, part social satire, Walden was a slow-burning success that has since become...
We're strong believers in the therapeutic value of journalling, so we're not surprised that our Paperblanks® books often wind up in the hands of therapists on the small and big screens! The latest example we've found is in the...
Currently in the midst of their tenth-anniversary celebrations, Atlantis Books in Santorini, Greece is an independent bookshop founded by a group of friends from Cyprus, England and the United States. This island treasure is everything you would expect from...
One of the newest contenders in our Beautiful Bookstores series is Belgium's La Librairie PTYX, which opened its doors in the fall of 2012. Located just a few steps from Place Flagey in Ixelles (a Brussels municipality), La Libraire...
If you've ever watched Antiques Roadshow, you've no doubt taken a closer look at your own furniture and artworks and wondered whether they could hold hidden riches. And while stories of people finding forgotten masterpieces behind a wall or...
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...
A bookstore can be beautiful for more than just aesthetic reasons. While many contenders in our Beautiful Bookstores series feature marble floors or miraculous glass ceilings, they don't necessarily have the heart and history that a smaller shop may. One...
Motifs of nature and conservation are incredibly prevalent in the arts, from the paintings of Canadian naturalist Robert Bateman to Dr. Seuss' classic children's book (and the various movie adaptations) The Lorax. There are not many artists, however, who...
Tomorrow is International Museum Day, so what better place to visit on our Literary Landmarks tour than a museum dedicated to one of the most well known literary characters of all time? The Sherlock Holmes Museum, located at the...

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