The perfect bookish gift, our cotton tote bag paired with a large notebook bound in duck-egg blue cloth.
Our new lightweight but strong cotton bag bears a charming black-and-white reproduction of a bookish linocut by John Watson on both sides. It measures 42 x 37 cms and has handles long enough to fit comfortably over the shoulder.
If, like us, you are forever carting books around (not to mention reading specs, bus pass, purse or wallet, pencil or pen, yesterday’s crossword and the odd bit of shopping); and if, like us, you’re reluctant to advertise your very large local supermarket, you might consider investing in this attractive, practical and ecological Slightly Foxed bag.
A good sturdy notebook – the kind you’re not going to lose – is surely one of life’s essentials; a place for those vital to-do lists, a repository for Great Thoughts, memorable quotes, notes of books borrowed and lent, important addresses, other people’s recipes – its uses are endless. As a record, too, a notebook is every bit as immediate as a diary – a patchwork of everyday life that, years later, can vividly bring back the essence of a particular moment.
Just like the Slightly Foxed Editions, the Slightly Foxed Notebook is bound in cloth and comes complete with coloured endpapers, silk head- and tailband and ribbon marker. It makes a perfect present – and once you’ve seen it you’ll probably want to buy one for yourself.