Saturday, November 11, 2006

New Arrivals, including BOOKS!

Yesterday we added a new category to Greenjeans -- books! We've wanted to offer a small, carefully-selected group of books here for a long time, but it wasn't until Claudia from Enchanted Lion Books -- a small children's book publisher in DUMBO -- came to visit with her new releases that we found the way to start.

We are starting with three books by two amazing author-illustrators. "Monday" and "Prince Silencio" are by Anne Herbauts of Belgium. They are curious stories with painterly illustrations.

"Monday" has a cut-out cover and uses different weights of paper to help tell the story. "Prince Silencio" explores ideas of noise and silence through vivid pictures and a simple story. We love them both.

The third book is "The Magic Horse of Han Gan" by Chen Jiang Hong, a Chinese artist who has been living in Paris for the past twenty years. The story is of a painter of horses who lived 1,200 years ago. Using the real history as his foundation, Chen creates a wonderful story about the artistic process, the imagination, the horror of battle and the call of peace, with these experienced from the horse's point-of-view.
Moreover, Chen uses the same technique as used by the artist of his story 1,200 years ago, which is drawing with China ink on silk. This book was just selected by the New York Public Library as one of the 100 best books published in the US in 2006.
Here are the books in the shop. In the coming months we will be adding books for young adults and adults, as well as more children's books. So come on by and check them out!

As if that weren't enough, here are some more recent arrivals:

Today we just received a new batch of jewelry from Lisa Crowder of Austin, TX.

We're restocked with felted wool balls in loads of colors by FeltWorks, the perfect domestic cool weather playthings for kids and adults alike.

Holiday ornaments are starting to arrive as well, though we're going to hold off on displaying them until next week. But here's a sneak peek of new glass ornaments by Matt Eskuche of Pittsburgh.

Finally, congratulations to Shawn and Judy (shown here selecting mugs by John Zentner) on their wedding! We wish you every happiness, you two!

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2 comments:

melania said...

wow, those books look great! one of my friends in vancouver just published her first: http://www.octonauts.com/ -- she's a lovely woman whose critters simply make me happy.

Mad said...

Cool! Books!