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Winter Draws on! (that will probably amuse more of you in the UK than other parts of the world)

With the night’s drawing in now, it’s now the time to start thinking about your Christmas wish list. And to help you with that, I have introduced two new services that are available via the web-site.

For the first time, our Ca££iCa$h vouchers are now available on the web-site. Ca££iCa$h vouchers are just like book tokens and can be used to purchase any produces that are available from and they will make ideal gifts for a calligraphic friend, or maybe your calligraphy group leader especially if you are not sure what books they may be interested in.

Also available via the web is our Free Gift Wrapping Service. Upon request, we will wrap your book free of charge with papers and materials that we have available at that time. If it is for a special occasion we will do our best to provide appropriate wrapping for that occasion. Please allow us a few extra days to turn your order around if requesting this service as it is my wife, Lynn, who is the master wrapper in this household.

For those of you that have pre-ordered Stan Knight’s new book Historical Types, I have been advised that they have left the publisher’s and are on their way to the UK. However, I have still not got a firm date for when they will be with me. For those of you that are keen to get a copy of this long awaited book you can pre-order here. If you are not aware, although the web-site will capture your payment details, your credit card will not be charged before your book is ready for shipping.   

Here are some links to some recently added books.

B1305    Scripts - Elegant Lettering from Design's Golden Age (paperback) by Steven Heller and Louis Fili

B1306    Art & Memory in the Churchyard by The Memorial Arts Charity

B1307    Art and Memory Catalogue - new perspectives on memorial art by The Memorial Arts Charity

B1308    Memorials by Artists Guide by The Memorial Arts Charity

B1309    Memorials by Artists for Young People, Children, and Babies by The Memorial Arts Charity

B1315    Very Simple Arabic Script by James Peters

B1316    The Art of Victorian Bookbinding - The Classis Victorian Handbook by Joseph W. Zaehndorf

B1317    Jan Tschichold - Master Typographer - his life, work & legacy by Clees de Jong

B1318    Words Set Free (exhibition catalogue from Letter Exchange) by Mark Noad

Check them out!

Happy writing!!

16 nov 12 @ 3:39 pm gmt

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