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Quirky & Curious : Midori Notebooks

12 Feb

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If you’re a collector, world traveler, scrapbooker, swatch clipper, recipe organizer, and/or any other sort of like-minded creative, you’re going to love these fun Midori notebooks. Simple, yet hard-working! And they include lots of quirks we love like the honeybee views and kangaroo pockets. Shop all Midori notebooks here » 

PS – Great news, $4.95 flat rate shipping for orders under $75 has been extended! Enjoy fabulous savings on shipping until Monday, 2/17.

18 Bookstores Book Lovers Must Visit via Business Insider

10 Feb

Taking notes from Business Insider’s Ashley Lutz on these highly recommended book havens from around the world. By the way, we’re thrilled that our very own Boulder Bookstore made the list! As huge fans of the BB, we’re sure the list of destinations is as sound as our love for our bookstore champion. Below you’ll find the the succinct list, click here to read the entire article »

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Bookstores can be a destination upon themselves. From Venice to Mexico City, check out some of the most interesting book retailers out there.

1. Libreria Acqua Alta, Venice, Italy. 

This bookstore features classic volumes of American and Italian books packed in traditional Venetian gondola boats.

2. John K. King Used And Rare Books, Detroit, Michigan. 

This houses more than a million books in an abandoned glove factory in Detroit’s industrial wasteland.

3. Boekhandel Selexyz Dominicanen in Maastricht, Holland.

This epic bookstore is a converted Dominican church from the 13th century. The serene alcoves of the church now serve as reading nooks.

4. BookPeople, Austin, Texas. 

Texas’ largest independent bookstore is situated in the trendy Market District of Austin, Texas. The store prides itself on its knowledgable staff and epic selections.

5. Strand, New York City. 

This East Village retailer boasts 18 miles of books.

6. Livraria Lello & Irmao, Porto, Portugal. 

This gorgeous, 100-year-old bookstore is known for its stunning architecture and “stairway to heaven.”

7. The Bookworm, Beijing, China. 

The Bookworm is both a lending library and a bookstore with a ridiculously expansive collection. There’s also a gourmet European cafe on the premises.

8. El Ateneo, Buenes Aires, Argentina. 

This bookstore is housed in an ornate theater building from the 1920′s. Customers can sit in still-intact theater boxes to relax and browse their books.

9. Cafebreria El Pendulo, Mexico City, Mexico. 

This bookstore and cafe has ample greenery inside.

10. Books & Books, Coral Gables, Florida.

This Miami-area bookstore is especially known for its great selection of art titles and is housed in a stunning building from the 1920′s.

11. Shakespeare and Company, Paris, France. 

The original Shakespeare & Company  on Paris’ Left Bank was a hangout for Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, and James Joyce, but closed during World War Two.

12. Politics & Prose, Washington D.C. 

This bookstore in the nation’s Capitol is best-known for its amazing line-up of speakers. Past guests have included J.K. Rowling and Bill Clinton.

13. Bart’s Books, Ojai, California. 

Bart’s books is the largest outdoor bookstore in the world, and is situated in a picturesque town in Southern California.

14. Corso Como, Milan, Italy. 

This gorgeous bookstore, named one of the 10 most beautiful in the world, doubles as a flea market and is sure to keep everyone entertained.

15. Barter Books, Alnwick, UK. 

This shop used to be a train station, and miniature trains still go around the shelves. The architecture, which includes rounded ceilings and decorative lighting, is stunning.

16. Prairie Lights, Iowa City, Iowa. 

This bookstore is next door to the University of Iowa’s famous Writer’s Workshop, a program with famous alums including Kurt Vonnegut.

17. Boulder Books. 

This eclectic bookstore is known for its indie vibes and knowledgable staff.  It’s also a hub for famous authors’ readings and book signings.

18. Powell’s Books, Portland, Oregon. 

This former car dealership takes up an entire city block and boasts more than 1 million titles.

 

Catch the full article on Business Insider right here »

Word. Notebooks – It’s Going to be a Good Year

8 Feb

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It’s February? Where did January run off to? What about all those projects I never finished from 2013?

Then there’s an “Aha!” in the back of your mind : Word. Notebooks, the task-masters. Our staff loves them not only for their hipster style, but also their built-in organization system that rocks our busy multi-tasking world. It’s like a life-hack in a pocket-size notebook that has the power to turn your 2014 into a year of goal obtaining, to-do crushing, never forgetting something fabulousness. Here’s a sneak peek at the way you can tackle your lists with the Word. system :

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They’re honest, simple, and have great style – what a genius idea to keep you inspired to get organized this year. Shop Word. Notebooks right here »

PS – For a limited time, all orders under $75 get a flat rate $4.95 shipping! And of course, all orders $75+ get free standard shipping. Enjoy!

New from Palomino : Fabio Ricci Goran Hard Cover Notebooks

6 Feb

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Here’s the latest & greatest from Palomino! We’re deeply excited about the built-in pencil loop {paper geeks everywhere know exactly what we’re talking about}. We also love the canvas cover, plus many more phenom accoutrements such as the elastic strap, ribbon marker, interior pocket, uniquely printed note pages & more! Shop the Fabio Ricci Goran book right here » 

PS – Free shipping on all orders $25+ ends tonight! Shop now »

RED HOT Best Selling V-Day Gifts

1 Feb

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Here are our most-loved Valentine’s Day stationery gifts, enjoy!
PLUS, for a limited time, enjoy FREE SHIPPING on orders $25+! Ends February 5, 2014.

1. Apica Notebooks »
2. J. Herbin Bottled Inks »
3. Clairefontaine 1951 Vintage Notebooks »
4. Rhodia Rhodiarama Webnotebooks »
5. Leuchtturm1917 Notebooks »
6. Paperblanks Embellished Wrap Journals »
7. Cretacolor Pencil Tins & Art Supply »
8. Exacompta Refillable Journals »
9. LAMY Pens »
10. Moleskine Passions Journals »

Save 10% on the Blackwing Super Pack for a Limited Time!

29 Jan

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Blackwing fans, rejoice!
We’ve combined 4 of each style of your beloved Blackwing Pencils, and bundled them into one 12 pencil Super Variety Pack. It’s a genius idea that is exclusive to European Paper, so you can only shop them here »

For a limited time, you can grab the 12 pencil Super Variety Pack and save 10% off! Use code SUPERPACK at checkout. Hurry, this offer expires 02/04!

P.S. – The Blackwing Super Pack makes a great gift for Valentine’s Day!

Leuchtturm 1917 : Slick German Notebooks

25 Jan

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Adapting their experience with archival paper quality to a versatile line of notebooks and datebooks, Leuchtturm has an eye on every detail. From durable thread-bound construction and fountain pen friendly paper, to numbered pages and a table of contents, Leuchtturm’s range is sure to grab your attention for uses in the home, office, and abroad.

Pick your favorite cover color and have fun with Leuchtturm Notebooks of all sizes, add a touch of warmth with the Linen Journal, sketch your BIG ideas in the a4 Masters, and add-on a pen/pencil loop – the perfect companion to all Leuchtturm1917 notebooks. Shop all Leuchtturm here!

Enjoy!

Office / Life Hacks – The Latest We’ve Loved…

21 Jan

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We love a good life hack & fantastic, vetted advice. Here are a few of our faves lately :

Why Empathy is your Most Important Skill – and How to Practice it »
Hilarious31 Easy Hacks to Make Your Workday Better »
This crafty genius built an all-encompassing desk that rises when she stands, and lowers when she sits »
Many of our staff members have become complete wine geeks from reading Wine Folly’s Wine 101 articles – highly recommended from the winos among us »
How to read 52 books in 52 weeks and save yourself $21,000 »
Advice, but great to read: 5 Investment Lessons from Climbing Mt. Everest from Fortune Magazine »
A fave list from our most-loved Fast Company : 10 Quick Productivity Hacks to Make Life at Work Better »
This is by far the most beautiful, and helpful HTML cheat sheet we’ve found »
And lastly, an awesome & piece of cake infographic for 10 straight up fancy cocktail recipes »

Enjoy!

 

Apica – An Extraordinary Japanese Notebook

20 Jan

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If you’ve ever held an Apica Notebook in your hands, you know the luxurious feeling of the cover, the slick sensation of the exquisite vellum paper, and the overall appeal of the lightweight/easy to roll, pack, and go notebook that we love. Acclaimed by stationers and fountain pen lovers alike, it’s one of those notebooks that your pen will want to live in!
Shop all Apica Notebooks here»
If you love the traditional style, be sure to check out the Apica Premium Notebooks, donned in gorgeous metallic embossing.

Choose your paper like you would a good pen.

Free Shipping on Orders $40+ Ends Monday! Plus, take $5 off $50 for a Limited Time

18 Jan

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Eco Lovers Rejoice! Fabriano EcoQua Notebooks

15 Jan

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With centuries of paper-making experience, Fabriano’s EcoQua Notebooks in a set of 2 are as environmentally-friendly as you can dream for. Made in Italy, the EcoQua Notebooks are not only FSC certified paper, it’s also chlorine free, acid free, and completely recyclable. Available in myriad fashionable cover colors so you can choose your favorite, the EcoQua Notebooks have 85 gsm off-white paper, and the notebooks are fully recyclable. Grab them all, color code your notebooks, and protect the environment at the same time with the Fabriano EcoQua Notebooks!

Save 20% on Rhodia Pencils for a Limited Time!

11 Jan

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Use code ORANGE, and save 20% on Rhodia Pencils when you purchase a Rhodia Notepad Holder.
Shop Rhodia Notepad Holders here »
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PS – If you’re stocked up on Rhodia Pencils & Notepad Holders, be sure to check out our Datebook Sale! Save an extra 10% on datebooks, planners, & refills. Use code NEWYEAR10 at checkout. Shop now, they will sell out! »