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Uncovering the modern mind in two 16th-century maps

Uncovering the modern mind in two 16th-century maps

| August 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Library of Congress and Levenger Press have partnered to publish a collector-edition book on two Renaissance maps that fundamentally changed the way the world was viewed. Seeing the World Anew: The Radical Vision of Martin Waldseemüller’s 1507 & 1516 World Maps spotlights two of the Library’s cartographic treasures and reproduces them in the largest [...]

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Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and Gettysburg Address: See them both in their 150th year

Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and Gettysburg Address: See them both in their 150th year

| January 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

American history has some big birthdays in 2013. Both Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and his Gettysburg Address are 150 years old. Both of these documents play a major role in the Spielberg film Lincoln. The plot revolves around Lincoln’s struggle to have the Emancipation Proclamation ratified by Congress, and the movie opens with two black soldiers [...]

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The world’s most famous botanical engravings are in a new kind of Levenger Press book

The world’s most famous botanical engravings are in a new kind of Levenger Press book

| September 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Here’s something you can’t do with an e-book: you can’t frame it. But that’s something you can do with our new Levenger Press limited edition book, Redoute, The Grand Collection: 128 masterpieces of botanical art. The botanical engravings of Pierre-Joseph Redoute (1759-1840) are arguably the most famous in the world. Our new, exclusive book is [...]

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Three books to get a read on for National Read a Book Day

Three books to get a read on for National Read a Book Day

| September 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Did you know that reading makes you more empathetic? That’s according to a study at the University of Buffalo. It also gives you a boost in mental acuity, as a a number of psychologists and neuroscientists have found. But besides making us kinder and brighter, the best reason to read is because we like to: [...]

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Dear readers: Do you leave footprints?

Dear readers: Do you leave footprints?

Les Standiford, teacher, author and book lover, wouldn’t dream of writing in the hardcover books in his library. “I won’t underline or even dog-ear pages. The books have become important to me as artifacts.” Tom Morris, philosopher, author and book lover, wouldn’t dream of not writing in them. “I underline and write and dog-ear like [...]

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Celebrate National Poetry Month With Great Poetry Gifts

Celebrate National Poetry Month With Great Poetry Gifts

| April 27, 2012 | 2 Comments

In honor of National Poetry Month in April, Levenger announced today its line of poetry gifts for poetry lovers. Among the new Levenger products are Shirt Pocket Poetry, the perfect present for taking those timeless poetry verses on the run. “At Levenger, we offer tools for the serious reader,” said Michele Gerstein, V.P. of Direct [...]

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A President’s Day pair for history lovers: Lincoln and Kennedy, side by side

A President’s Day pair for history lovers: Lincoln and Kennedy, side by side

| February 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address of 1863 and John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address of 1961 are two of the shortest speeches in America’s history, yet they have had the most lasting impact. In fact, they rank as two of the world’s great iconic speeches. For those who want to know the stories behind the making of [...]

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Artisanal gifts from Levenger: handmade and truly one-of-a-kind gifts

Artisanal gifts from Levenger: handmade and truly one-of-a-kind gifts

| December 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

If you buy two of our handmade Dickens Christmas Carol Stockings,  look closely and you’ll see that each Scrooge is different, each Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim is different—even each snowflake is different. The Dickens Christmas Carol Stocking is one of several artisanal gifts Levenger is offering. These are truly unique holiday gifts, each item [...]

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Steve’s Top 10 Picks for Holiday Gifts

Steve’s Top 10 Picks for Holiday Gifts

| December 8, 2011 | 1 Comments

Levenger CEO and co-founder Steve Leveen shares some of his favorites for holiday giving.       1. Long Remembered: Lincoln and His Five Versions of the Gettysburg Address. What an honor to give readers the inside story of an American masterpiece, thanks to our collaboration with the Library of Congress. It’s our way of [...]

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Message from Steve Leveen: 100 signed copies of Steve Jobs’s biography by Walter Isaacson

Message from Steve Leveen: 100 signed copies of Steve Jobs’s biography by Walter Isaacson

| November 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

The death of Steve Jobs hit us hard at Levenger. Not only do we have more than our fair share of Apple groupies (including me), and loads of Apple equipment, but we sell lots of Levenger products designed to accommodate Apple gear. You’ll find iPhones, MacBooks and iPads all through the pages of our catalogs [...]

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