Friday, 6 November 2009

New stuff...

A few weeks ago I told you about some of the great new products we had in stock... well, the good news doesn't stop there! We've brought in even more now, so here's a run down of the great new things you can pick up on your next visit!

Bookmarks from Jane Bristow

First, we have some wonderful handcrafted beaded bookmarks now in stock from local artist and crafter Jane Bristow. These bookmarks are all individually made by Jane and would make beautiful Christmas stocking fillers (even just as a wee treat for yourself!) What's more, each one comes in a little presentation bag ready for giving! Lovely!

Poetry books and cards from Walter Simms

We now have in stock a small collection of poetry booklets from local poet Walter Simms. His series of 4 illustrated booklets are available now, with a select few poetry cards arriving in the next few weeks. Walter's first and fourth booklets 'Innocence and Suspicion', and 'Merry-Go-Round' collect his poetry 'born from the hopes, fears, heartaches, joys and trials of life', whilst the second and third booklets, 'Interrupted Flights' and 'Fences' are single poems, beautifully illustrated with images taken by the poet himself.

Cath Kidston Stationery

Iconic designer Cath Kidston produces some wonderful fabrics, clothes and accessories and we are now happy to be able to bring you a selection of her stationery products! From notebooks to sticker sets, we've something we're sure you'll love. And if you'd like to make a Cath Kidston bag yourself (perhaps it can be your autumn project!), then don't forget we also have available Cath's brand new book 'Sew' which includes a length of a unique fabric specially printed for the book, together with handles, a label and button and instructions so you can do just that!

Penguin Accessories

Continuing with the iconic brands, in the book world, there's none more so than Penguin! As well as a selection of Penguin books in store, we also now have available mugs, tea towels, pencils and postcards all featuring the instantly recognizable Penguin covers. If you're stuck for present ideas then why not get the 'Hotel Splendide' tea towel or the 'My Man Jeeves' mug... And if that's not enough Penguin also make bags and even deckchairs in their covers design which we'd be more than happy to order for you for delivery in a few days. Fantastic!

Bo'ness Calendars

If you're finding it's getting to that time of year when you start making notes and stapling bits of paper to the end of your 2009 calendar, perhaps its time to look into getting hold of one for next year? There's nothing like being organised! As well as our lovely Paperblanks diaries we also stock the local Bo'ness calendar. Packed full of great images of the town and the events that take place here throughout the year, this is a great way to keep track of your schedule! (And it even comes with a mailing envelope should you want to send it off to friends or family!)


OK, so you've made your Cath Kidston bag, drunk tea from your Penguin mug, marked your place in the poetry booklet with your beaded bookmark and organised your schedule for next year... what's left to do? Why not play a game! We now also have in stock the educational card game 'Lecardo'! As well as helping with vocabulary, word recognition and understanding of the written word, it's just great fun (and as it's suitable for ages 8-adult, everyone can play!)

So there you have it! That's a run down of the new lines we have in stock for now, but in the weeks up to Christmas you can bet there'll be more! So keep an eye out for more updates and we'll see you in the shop soon!

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