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HOT OFF THE PRESSES!
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SIGN OF THE TIMES
Thanks to our customers, we had a hugely successful Independent Bookstore Day celebration on Saturday, April 27. Lots of people, lots of sales, lots of community support (special thanks to Nabalom Bakery, La Mediterranee, and Dream Fluff Donuts for their food contributions and to Baker & Commons and Vintage Berkeley for their spercial offers to our customers that day). Perhaps most gratifying were the dozens of lovely comments we received on our window banners, which asked you to finish the sentence "I Love Mrs. Dalloway's Because..." You are the best!
THE PERFECT GIFT FOR WRITERS, ARTISTS, DOODLERS, AND, OF COURSE, PENCIL PUSHERS
While we sell several different brands of pencils, our main focus is on the famed Blackwings--perhaps the best pencils ever made. Blackwing pencils were originally introduced by the Eberhard Faber Pencil Company in the 1930s. Their cult following included John Steinbeck and cartoonist Chuck Jones, who proudly used Blackwings to create Bugs Bunny and many other Looney Tunes characters. In spite of their status and undeniable quality, Blackwings never caught on with the masses, due in part to their price, and the company discontinued production in 1998.
In the meantime, a company called California Cedar Products came out with a pencil under the Palomino brand that reminded some users of the original Blackwing. Inspired by the comparison, California Cedar acquired the Blackwing trademark and produced a pencil that married the original Blackwing’s look and feel with a softer lead and black barrel. They followed that up with the Palomino Blackwing 602, which more closely imitated the original, and went on to produce the Pearl, Volumes, and Colors editions. We invite you to check out our stock and draw your own conclusions.
SOME OF OUR FAVORITE NEW MAY TITLES
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Give Children in Your Life the Gift of Books!
Start a library for the young reader in your life with Mrs. Dalloway's Little Library subscription service!
We've made it easier than ever to sign up and tell us about your young reader's interests, allowing our expert staff to choose books that will engage and delight. If you look on the left-hand column of this page, you'll see a Little Library link — simply click on the image (or the one here) to be taken to our Subscription page.
Here's what one happy subscriber said about the program recently: "I so appreciate your time and choices of books.... So far, this program has opened up our family to so many wonderful stories we would not have otherwise known."