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In our bookstore, you can often find literary trinkets in the form of stationery and other lovely tchotchkes.

We publish and distribute books under our imprint Math Paper Press. We also hand-stitch notebooks and produce stationery under Birds & Co.

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06 December 2012
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Gift Ideas for Christmas 2012 № 1 : for the READER —Ex Librisby Anne Fadiman/
“My daughter is seven, and some of the other second-grade parents complain that their children don’t read for pleasure. When I visit their homes, the children’s rooms are crammed with expensive books, but the parent’s rooms are empty. Those children do not see their parents reading, as I did every day of my childhood. By contrast, when I walk into an apartment with books on the shelves, books on the bedside tables, books on the floor, and books on the toilet tank, then I know what I would see if I opened the door that says ‘PRIVATE — GROWNUPS KEEP OUT’ : a child sprawled on the bed, reading.”— Anne Fadiman, Ex Libris

Gift Ideas for Christmas 2012

 
№ 1 : for the READER —

Ex Libris
by Anne Fadiman

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“My daughter is seven, and some of the other second-grade parents complain that their children don’t read for pleasure. When I visit their homes, the children’s rooms are crammed with expensive books, but the parent’s rooms are empty. Those children do not see their parents reading, as I did every day of my childhood. By contrast, when I walk into an apartment with books on the shelves, books on the bedside tables, books on the floor, and books on the toilet tank, then I know what I would see if I opened the door that says ‘PRIVATE — GROWNUPS KEEP OUT’ : a child sprawled on the bed, reading.”

— Anne Fadiman, Ex Libris

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