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Holiday gift guide #3: Vapur, Joco, S’well and Xenia Taler


So many lovely items to drink from. We currently have a great selection in-store of Joco Cups, S’well Bottles, Vapur Anti-Bottle and gorgeous mugs from Xenia Taler. If we don’t stock the one you are looking for, we can special order a design or colour of your choice – get in touch soon for Christmas delivery.

Holiday gift guide #2: We got your mason jar covered!


Disclaimer: We love mason jars! We know others do too based on the amount of interesting ways developed to adapt these humble glass containers into functional and stylish on-the-go vessels. We’ve stocked up on all our favourite: Cuppows, BNTOs, Mason Taps and Recaps – all made in the USA. They make great stocking stuffers or pair them up with a jar and a cozy and you have an instant and unique gift!

Monteverde Tool Pens now available in Hamilton


We just got our second batch of tool pens from Monteverde. After a successful launch in early September where we sold out within two weeks.

Features of the pen include:

  • Writing instrument, ballpoint pen.
  • Stylus for use on touch screen devices such as iPhones, iPads, Android devices, etc.
  • Screwdriver, both Phillips and standard heads.
  • Bubble level. Great to check if your desk is level.
  • multi-unit ruler including English and 3 metric scales.

New Fire Engine Red colour joins the popular silver, black and yellow pens. The Monteverde One Touch Stylus Tool Pen makes a great gift!

Hamilton Postcard Book now in stock

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Great article in The Spec By Jeff Mahoney about the new Hamilton postcard book published by the Golden Horseshoe Postcard Club. We have been selling it for a couple of weeks now and the book is getting lots of positive comments from customers. It is very amazing to see so many historic views of our city in one beautiful package. Books are $39.95 and will make a great Christmas gift.

Juniper Ridge Made in California soaps and fragrance

Had someone in the shop today marvel about the fact that we actually carry these great soaps and body washes from Juniper Ridge. She kept seeing them on various holiday shopping guides online and was hoping to find a local source.

Juniper-Ridge-soap-thumb-620x401-46224Juniper Ridge’s stuff smells so amazing and it looks like we’ll sell out before Xmas. We just got another small batch of their products and if we hope to keep them stocked regularly come the new year.


Nikki McClure Calendars, The Black Apple and Berkley Illustrations

We got a box filled with goodies today from Buy Olympia including:

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a restock of the beautiful 2014 calendar from Nikki McClure!

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A batch of Emily W. Martin’s newest Black Apple prints also arrived.

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Ryan Berkely‘s animal illustrations were such a hit the last time – we decided to get some more!

Some amazing books still available for Xmas

At this time of year the shelves start to thin out and sometimes selection can be sparse in our book department but there are still amazing finds to be had.

building-stories-collectionWe have one copy of Chris Ware’s fantastic Building Stories collection.  So much graphic goodness in one package.




The Bust DIY Guide to Life has been a favourite of ours in the shop since it was released last year. The Bust magazine is always brilliant and the book is filled with lots of unique DIY ideas to get your craft on and make fun and do fun things.



Hatch Show Print is a legendary letterpress poster and print shop out of Nashville. This book is so colourful and inspiring. Full of history and art – this will make fans of printmaking and music very happy this holiday season.

We’ll keep posting more treasures as we find them.




Featured art for December

We have lots of new art prints in stock including these fine works:

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Our good friend George Walker’s beautiful wood engravings are stunning and we have a large selection of prints on view. The one above is from his Mysterious Death of Tom Thompson book.

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We’ve had a very busy Raymond Biesinger year at the shop and I don’t see the screen print love slowing down in 2014. We just got shipped his two newest pieces, the Male Anatomy and Female Anatomy. While I got you – we should also remind you that his Hamilton on 30 Oct. 1958 print makes a great gift!

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Coming off a very successful One of a Kind Show appearance, Graham Blair managed to deliver us some more of his beautiful woodcuts in time for the holidays. The polar bears are one of his newest designs and we’re excited to see these on the walls of local homes.