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The Eric Carle Museum Presents "Paddington Comes to America"

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Exhibit Exploring Franciscan Imagery Opens at the National Gallery of Art on Feb. 25

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The 2015 Fine Books & Collections Holiday Gift Guide

Recovered Font

If a typeface can be famous outside the world of typophiles, then the Doves type makes the grade. Invented and used to striking effect by the Doves Press in early twentieth-century England, the beauty of the letters has long enamored those who appreciate superior book design. But the original Doves type was notoriously dumped in the River Thames after one of the great bookish spats in history. Fast forward to 2014, when Robert Green dredged pieces of type from the river, which the folks at Typespec have used to create a digital facsimile of the Doves type for personal use. Your friends and family will no doubt appreciate the clean lines and subtle beauty of your emails. £40/$61

www.typespec.co.uk

Courtesy of Typespec.

Pressed Poetry

The Poetry Broadside Collection from Thornwillow Press of New York, makers of specialty books and custom stationery, offers sixteen publications in attractive letterpress on archival paper stock. Each is a short work by one of the world’s great poets. They include “Ozymandias” by Percy Shelley; “Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carroll; Sonnets 17, 18, and 116 by Shakespeare; Rilke’s “Immer Wieder”; “The Tyger” by William Blake; “Portrait of a Lady” by William Carlos Williams; Goethe’s “April”; and more (selection may vary depending on availability). The collection is presented in a lovely signature Thornwillow gift box. Perfect for one’s partner in a “marriage of true minds.” $45

thornwillow.com

Courtesy of Thornwillow Press.

Kitschy Card Catalogue

If you’re searching for a singular place to store your growing digital library, look no further than these USB drives. Crafted into the irresistible form of an old card catalogue drawer, the very shape of these USB drives will help you remember what you’ve saved on them. Added bonus? You can order them with a ton of DRM-free eBooks already included. Created by Unshelved, makers of library-themed comics and products, these 8GB drives are also an obvious gift for the librarian in your life. $20

www.unshelved.com

Courtesy of TopatoCo.

Literary Attire

Is it “Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of gin?” or “Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum?” Don’t worry if you’ve forgotten the words to your favorite Stevenson sing-along. If you purchase one of these Litographs T-shirts, which includes the entirety of the text of Treasure Island on it, you will never be stumped again. Yes, each shirt includes every single word (fully legible), plus a clever design, and there are hundreds of titles to choose from. Each shirt is hand-pressed to order. The Cambridge, Massachusetts–based company also makes literary posters, totes, and tattoos. $34

www.litographs.com

Courtesy of Litographs.

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