From our family to yours – we want to thank you Hamilton for another wonderful year on James St. North. We’re shutting the place down until January 3rd when we resume regular hours (10am-6pm). There’ll be some opportunity to see the shop during the holidays as we open the doors and do some inventory counting – we’ll tweet and post the hours here when we know more info. Once again – Merry Christmas and enjoy some time in our wonderful city with you family and friends!
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’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.
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.
We 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.
We have lots of new art prints in stock including these fine works:
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!
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.
Getting lots of great comments on the newest cards and calendars from Hammerpress. These fantastic paper goods are all made in Kansas City and consistently end up as some of our customers’ favourites.
Some very cute and cuddly items just arrived from Toronto’s Cate & Levi.
One of my favourite “jobs” around the shop is putting together the paper pieces that make up the wonderful animals of Cardboard Safari.
We have a few currently in-stock that are sold out elsewhere including:
and some of our best-sellers are here too:
We can also special order most items from Cardboard Safari in time for Christmas delivery.
Leading up to Christmas, boxes are now arriving every day and today we got our holiday shipment from Winnipeg’s Kate & Birdie.
These beautiful cards are just a small sampling of what is currently on the shelves. Come by and have a look!