Shop Local!

Day 115/365

Today I’m happy to announce the latest retailer of Sprouts Press products: Scout over on Roncesvalles Avenue, here in Toronto!  photo 1-6

If you haven’t been in yet, you should definitely check it out.  There are beautiful products from many local and Canadian designers and artisans.  It’ll be fun, I promise!

If you’re interested in shopping Sprouts Press but want to stay local, head over to my ‘Retailers‘ section and reach out to a store in your neighbourhood!


Shop Local!

Day 102/365

I’m pleased to announce that you can now find a selection of Sprouts Press’ Valentines and Winter-themed items right here in Toronto at Freedom Clothing Collective!

DSC_0811_fotor Pictured above are ‘Star Cross’d Lovers’ Starburst Book Ornaments.  You can also find a variety of Bookbinding Kits (including the popular Wintertime Kit), and a selection of Quick Notes handpainted journals in lovey-dovey hues.

The Studio on a Sunday

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Well I’ve done it again! Today was spent taking a lovely walk on a rare mild day here in Toronto (don’t worry, the forecast for next week predicts -20C as the high) over to the Arts Market.

While this isn’t technically the studio, it’s kind of an extension. And I’ve re-stocked and updated some items, so swing by if you’re in the area. I’m set for 2015!

Old & Unusual

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If you were to walk into an antiquarian bookshop and, after browsing for a bit, spot this in the back corner – wouldn’t your curiosity be peaked?  This is the sort of discovery I find pretty exciting.  Forgive me, what’s a Biblio-Mat, you say?  Well, it’s a vending machine for books!  And it’s amazing!  I’ve known about this vending machine for a while, and went to check it out for myself recently.  I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since.

It’s in a local antiquarian bookshop here in Toronto, The Monkey’s Paw, and it’s so much fun.  If you’re wondering whether I tried it out – of course I did!  The Biblio-Mat only dispenses old books, the shop itself not selling anything published after 1980.  They have a very selectively curated collection of books that will draw you in for a long time.  A looong time.

I’m not going to share what book I got from the Biblio Mat, I’m going to double dog dare you to go there and try it for yourself!

Well, okay I’ll share: it’s a beautiful vintage book about British Columbia!!