Starry-Eyed—The 2017 NESCBWI Conference

Starry-Eyed—The 2017 NESCBWI Conference

I just returned from the 2017 NESCBWI Conference. (NESCBWI = New England Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.) This conference was packed—from very beginning to very end—with activities, sessions, keynote speakers, keynote panels, lunches, breakfasts, open mics, pitch competitions, illustration portfolio exhibits, bookstore shopping, networking opportunities and lots, lots more. (And, that doesn’t even […]

A belated congratulations to the Trendys Winners!

A belated congratulations to the Trendys Winners!

Last week, Stationery Trends announced the winners of The Fifth Annual Trendys Awards. The work represented by the finalists was outstanding (be sure to check out all the designs out, here). But only six winners could be chosen, and they are: Baby category: Andy Warhol So Many Stars Board Book by Galison/Mudpuppy Green category: Letterpress […]

Vojtěch Kubašta Exhibit – Part 2

Vojtěch Kubašta Exhibit – Part 2

This is a continuation of coverage of the “Pop-Ups from Prague: A Centennial Celebration of the Graphic Artistry of Vojtěch Kubašta (1914-1992)” exhibit, curated by Ellen Rubin, The Pop-Up Lady, and taking place at the Grolier Club through Saturday, March 15th, 2014. (For more information, please see Part 1 of this series of posts.) Kubašta […]

In Clover – St. Patrick’s Day gift bundle ideas, with Ginko Papers

In Clover – St. Patrick’s Day gift bundle ideas, with Ginko Papers

I’m one of those people who loves giving gifts. And, in particular, I love to give “layered” gifts, with several items to open, all united by a certain theme. The more nooks and crannies and fun gifties to discover, the better. I’m always on the lookout for products that are happy, useful, and not outrageously […]

Fun Halloween Booooks…

Fun Halloween Booooks…

It’s time for some good ol’ Halloween reading, don’t ya think? I’m a sucker for all things Up With Paper*, and it’s not just because I used to work there, or the fact that they’re still a client of mine. It’s because all of their stuff is so absolutely COOL! Their book imprint, Jumping Jack […]

S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – Toad Hall Book Store

S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – Toad Hall Book Store

Just down the street from The Paper Mermaid is a grand old bank building. And, in that building is a grand old indie book store—Toad Hall Book Store. Toad Hall is an unusual independent bookstore, in large part because it is also a nonprofit. All proceeds of the store go to environmental causes. According to […]

S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – The Paper Mermaid

S’Wanderings: Cape Ann, Massachusetts – The Paper Mermaid

One of the main reasons we went to Rockport was to visit The Paper Mermaid. I’d never been to the shop before (I found out about it online), so I was happy to find it exactly as I’d imagined: a cute storefront on Rockport’s picturesque Main Street, jam-packed with all kinds of eye candy. It’s […]

2013 National Stationery Show – Kids’ Books & Other Goods

2013 National Stationery Show – Kids’ Books & Other Goods

In addition to stationery and craft supplies, there were all sorts of fun books, office supplies, and other goodies for the wee folk at the National Stationery Show. Potter Style had a bunch of nifty stuff for kids, including these “milestone” record-keeping books for kids to fill out. Also at the Potter Style booth: book-styled […]

2013 National Stationery Show – Kids’ Crafts

2013 National Stationery Show – Kids’ Crafts

NSS kid coverage continues with Kids’ Crafts (say that ten times fast). There were a number of vendors offering fun craft kits and supplies for the small fry. Here are just a few of them… Box Play for Kids was a first-time exhibitor, introducing its fun, eco-friendly stickers to the Show. From tissue boxes to […]

2013 National Stationery Show – Kids’ Stationery

2013 National Stationery Show – Kids’ Stationery

I’ll admit it: I never gave up my inner child. Which is why I’m still drawn to kids’ toys, books, and, of course, stationery, even though I’m an “adult.” In my mind, anything that’s fun for kids is fun for us so-called grown-ups, too. So, while I’ve titled this post “Kids’ Stationery,” the products featured […]