Stationery Fever


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Stationery Fever

How exciting, yesterday I got the Stationery Fever book I mentioned previously.

Amazon is quite cheeky. They give you that price guarantee that you pay whatever the lowest price is between you ordering and the book coming out and then they lower the price one or two days after the book is out. When I ordered it on Monday Amazon’s official price was still £24.99, so I ordered from Amazon Marketplace instead, from a seller called Speedyhen1, and paid only £16.96. Now that the preorders are fulfilled Amazon UK lowered their price to £19.98 (October 2016). On their Marketplace you can still get it cheaper, but might have to wait a bit longer before the book arrives.

Stationery Fever

The US release date is still set for 8 November and the price is still $39.95. This is one of these rare occasions where something in the UK is cheaper than in the USA.

Stationery Fever

Gunther’s article

The first thing I did was (of course) to read Lexikaliker’s article about the Grenade…

…followed by admiring a picture from Sean’s collection.

Stationery Fever

A peek at Sean’s collection

The photo of the table of contents will give you an idea about the other things you can find in the book.

 

I haven’t read more than that so far, but am looking forward to exploring the other pages of the book.

 

Brownie points: If you read this blog post you can make a connection between Stationery ‘Fever’ and the Pencil Cedar. 


I believe that showing a few pages from the Stationery Fever book in this blog post falls under “fair dealing” as described by the UK Copyright service.

  1. They seemed to be faster than others, which turned out to be true, I ordered on Monday and got the book on Wednesday. []

This and that

Work has kept me very busy which explains the lack of new blog posts in the last weeks.

 

M&G

Just to show that I’m still alive here’s a quick blog post with some small points I want to raise.

M&G pens in the local post office

M&G pens in the local post office

I have mentioned M&G several times in the past, but all my M&G pens so far were bought in China. They seem to work on getting a bigger presence outside China and I have now spotted their pens in my local post office. I wonder whether this is the time where we’ll start to see more and more Chinese stationery brands in the West.

IKEA

I’ve seen this IKEA pencil soft toy during a recent trip to the Swedish furniture retailer.

IKEA soft toy pencil

IKEA soft toy pencil

Rocketbook Wave Smart Notebook

Erasable ballpoint pens have been around since the 1970s1 and there are numerous reports how these type of pens work – you can for example get erased content back by freezing the notebook. Well, this notebook adds a new idea to the mix.

Stationery Fever

Thanks to Gunther I found out about the new Stationery Fever book. The German version: Schreibwaren has already been released. The UK version will be released on 3rd October and the US version will be released on 8th November.

The German cover of the Stationery Fever book

The German cover of the Stationery Fever book

It looks as if this book contains some very exciting content.


I believe that the use of the cover of the book in this blog post falls under “fair dealing” as described by the UK Copyright service.

  1. see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erasermate []