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Bookmobile pin
Arriving on Sunday, May 7!

1 3/8 inch wide (35 mm) cloisonné "hard enamel" pin. blue/silver or pink/gold color options. Rubber clasp.

 

Book Lover pin
Do you love books? Do you love stylish accessories that proclaim your love of books?

Blue/Black/Silver
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Pink/Purple/Gold
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$10.00 3/4 inch cloisonné "hard enamel" pin. Rubber clasp. Note: I discount all international shipping by $2.00.

 

Book Wyrm pin
"Wyrm," as Medieval history and fantasy fiction readers may know, is Old English for "dragon". And the Old English word for "library" was "bóchord" (book hoard). Dragons guard hordes! I love puns. Available in 4 colors:

RED dragon in gold metal
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GREEN dragon in gold metal
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BLUE dragon in silver metal
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BLACK dragon in silver metal
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$10.50 1 x 1 inch cloisonné "hard enamel". Rubber clasp.

 

Night Owl Book Club pin
You're invited to an exclusive club—open only to those who read late at night!

DARK BLUE enamel (pictured)
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BLACK enamel
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$10.00 3/4 inch cloisonné "hard enamel" pin in silver-colored metal. Rubber clasp.

 

Book Shop pin
A tiny book shop for your lapel!

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$10.00 3/4 inch "soft" enamel pin in silver-colored metal. Black, grey, and white enamel. Rubber clasp.

 

Comic Shop pin
A tiny comic shop for your lapel!

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$10.00 3/4 inch "soft" enamel pin in black matte metal. Rubber clasp.

 

Book Nerd pin
"The helpful thought for which you look is written somewhere in a book." —Edward Gorey

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$10.50 1-inch wide cloisonné "hard enamel" pin in black nickel. If you happen to have a Pantone swatch book, the orangey-red color is PMS 178.

 

Fly Casual - Han Solo pin
This pin was inspired by Han Solo's dialogue in Return of the Jedi:
Han: "Keep your distance Chewie, but don't look like you're trying to keep your distance."
Chewbacca: "Raraoar ruhh."
Han: "I don't know... fly casual."

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$10.00 20 cm cloisonné "hard enamel" pin. Rubber clasp.

 

We're Doomed - C-3PO pin
For when your odds of successfully navigating an asteroid field are approximately 3,720 to 1. This pin features C-3PO's pessimistic dialogue in Star Wars.

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$10.00 20 cm "soft enamel" pin. The reflective gold surface is just like C-3PO's head! Black enamel lettering. Rubber clasp.

 

Night Owl Book Club embroidered patch
"Sleep is good, and books are better."
—Tyrion Lannister

Black with silver thread
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Blue with silver thread
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$6.00 2.5 inches wide. Iron-on backing.

 

Books Are Magic embroidered patch
"I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book."
—J.K. Rowling

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$6.00 3 inches wide. Iron-on backing.

 

 


Stars Hollow Town Square
The Gilmore Girls is my wife's favorite show. I drew the buildings, and Kelly colored it.

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$10 8 x 10 inch unframed color print.

 

Gilmore Girls pencil and cards set

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$14.50 Set of four 4 x 6 inch blank greeting cards (and envelopes) featuring my drawing of Stars Hollow. AND four wooden #2 pencils imprinted with names of the charming businesses of Stars Hollow:

Dragonfly Inn
Luke's Diner
Stars Hollow Books
Kim's Antiques

 

Han Solo Quote letterpress print

This print features my hand-lettering of Han Solo's dialogue in Star Wars: Episode IV. You know, the part in the Death Star prison where he's talking to the imperial officer on the intercom. That's a funny scene, right?

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$15.00 8 x 10 inches. Black ink on on 110# white Lettra. Comes unframed. This poster was printed on a vintage 1921 Chandler & Price press!

 

Princess Leia Quote letterpress print

This print features my hand-lettering of Princess Leia's dialogue in The Empire Strikes Back. The lettering is in light blue ink, and the star pattern in the background is embossed.

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$20.00 8 x 10 inches. Light blue ink on on 110# white Lettra. Comes unframed. This poster was printed on a vintage 1921 Chandler & Price press!

 

I Love You letterpress print

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$15.00 8 x 10 inches. Light black and red ink on on 110# white Lettra. Comes unframed. This poster was printed on a vintage 1921 Chandler & Price press!

 

Paris 1995 zine

When I was sixteen years old my high school French class spent nine days in France. Twenty years later I found my old journal and two pencil sketches. This zine shares my 1995 diary entries, along with commentary (often humorous) and illustrations from 2015. Très amusant!

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$5.00 Free Shipping! 5.5 x 8.5 inches, 16 pages, 12 illustrations B&W interior, card-stock cover. Checkout is through PayPal, and you can use a credit card too.

 

Star Wars Quotes zine

Eight pages of hand-lettered quotes from the Star Wars movies. I've been collecting mid-century lettering guides (mostly from the 1940s and 50s), and I thought it would be fun to use Star Wars quotes as a way to practice.

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$3.50 Free shipping! 4.25 x 5.5 inches, card stock cover.

 

Bookstores zine
Illustrations and notes about ten independent bookstores that I've visited.

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$5.00
5.5 x 8.5 inches, 16 pages, 10 illustrations B&W interior, card-stock cover.

You can download this zine for free as a PDF.

 

Read Like a Cat Sleeps zine
A framed portrait of Althea Warren would be very much at home in Leslie Knope’s office (if it weren’t for Knope's comic hatred of librarians). This biography tells the story of Warren's stellar career as: head of the San Diego Public Library, 1916–1925; president of the California Library Association, 1922; head of the Los Angeles Public Library, 1933–1947; director of a nationwide book drive for GIs in WWII; and president of the American Library Association, 1943–1944.

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$6.00 Free shipping! Checkout is through PayPal, and you can use a credit card too.
5.5 x 8.5 inches, 20 pages, B&W interior with illustrations and vintage photos, card-stock cover.

You can download this zine for free as a PDF.

 

Longshore Soldiers book
I interviewed my grandpa and about a dozen other guys from his battalion which moved supplies in Europe during WWII. Their charming and thrilling stories include:

* Building secret weapons in Schenectady, NY
* Driving forklifts into Boston Harbor
* Eating tea and crumpets with the English
* Invading Normandy on D-Day
* Dodging German rockets in Belgium
* Clubbing and touring post-war Europe

You can order this book on amazon.com

$15.00 6 x 9 inch paperback, 200 pages.