Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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...
Today is International Children's Book Day (ICBD), an annual event based around the birthday of famed fairy tale teller Hans Christian Andersen. Meant to encourage a love of reading amongst people of all ages while calling attention to children's...
If you like one-of-a-kind artwork and intimate looks into the creative process of renowned cultural figures, then Molly Oldfield's book, The Secret Museum, is for you. Featuring a curated selection of never-before-seen artwork from top museums across the world,...
It all started with a simple, off-the-cuff remark about a favourite writing venue. Little did American author Alexander Chee know that his comment to PEN Ten interviewer, Lauren Cerand, would spark an online revolution in the connection between writing...
In Literary Landmarks, we feature significant locations from the world of literature. From popular cafe hangouts of the intellectual elite to childhood homes turned into cultural museums, Literary Landmarks tend to be specific spots that our favourite authors have...

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