Monthly Archives October 2018

famous letters

To celebrate International Paper Day on November 1st, what better way to celebrate than to look at some of the best words committed to paper? We take a look at some famous pen pals and their letters – paper infused with the most moving, insightful, shocking and endearing words. Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage These […]

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International Print Day, celebrated on October 17th each year, has its roots in the work of German innovator Johann Gutenberg – producer of the most famous Bible in the world and widely recognised as the inventor of the modern moveable metal typeset printing process. In fact, religious texts have played an important role throughout the […]

paper revolution

Let’s celebrate the truly revolutionary spirit of paper by considering some of the huge transformations paper has bought to our societies throughout history. If a thought is worth keeping, one should put it to paper. We know this in our everyday lives from the special feeling we experience when we receive a thoughtful handwritten note […]

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These beautiful libraries and bookshops are some of the most beautiful places in the world to enjoy a book. They are certainly wonderful places to celebrate the printed word this International Print Day, on October 17th. Livraria Lello, Bookshop in Porto, Portugal Livraria Lello’s thousands of books, winding staircase and quaint coffee shop draw the […]

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