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One thing we love is watching the creativity of our customers in action. Being that we produce blank books our customers tend to be on the talented side. So once a month we spotlight some of the best photos...
Is there any fabric more imbued with cultural associations than lace? A piece of delicate white lace conjures up thoughts of weddings, christenings and other ceremonial occasions. Now cast your eye to the bit of black lace and thoughts...
The latest edition of  Paperblanks Traveller sees our Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest journal take a delicious tour around Portland, Oregon. Of his visit to the American city's famous Voodoo Doughnut, Mike writes: Last September I visited the very...
Artistic, religious and cultural traditions unite in the handwoven fabric behind our new Sacred Tibetan Textiles series. For centuries, Muslim families in Varanasi, India, have practiced the art of handweaving silks to create cloths and vestments for sacred rituals. The...
It’s Valentine’s Day, so what better day to spotlight The Lovers series from our Laurel Burch Collection? “…Brilliantly Coloured, Vibrant and Moving Themes…” Laurel Burch (1945-2007) was a self-taught artist and “flower child” who sold handmade jewellery on the streets of...
Steven Spielberg's new film about Abraham Lincoln is set to be released this week and we wanted to mark the occasion by spotlighting our Lincoln-themed journal. Part of our Embellished Manuscripts collection, our Lincoln, Fragment of a Speech writing...
Yoshie sent us this picture from her recent trip to Hawaii. She told us the following about the trip and the journal: This photo was taken on the way from Kona to Waikoloa Village. During our drive we mostly just...
As soon as it was published in 1908, Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables, the first of eight stories about Anne Shirley, found fans and made its author famous. So it may be surprising to learn that, after...
Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel Les Misérables is a sprawling 1500-page tale of tragedy, strife and redemption. This novel, initially scorned by French critics as immoral, overly sentimental and traitorous to the regime, is now considered one of the greatest literary works of...
The Library Shop at the New York Public Library is spotlighting Paperblanks in their window display! Check out the following photos of the display: