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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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Partnering For Good

Partnering For Good

| January 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

How Levenger practices the art of conscious capitalism Sales, margins and profits are crucial factors in a thriving business, but the growing trend of conscious business practices recognizes and acknowledges that the bottom line alone cannot be the only criterion for success. Today, flourishing companies are now becoming more sensitive to how their businesses can [...]

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How to connect through collecting

How to connect through collecting

“Beginning a collection is like dropping a pebble in the water—the concentric rings expand and expand,” explains my friend and neighbor Roger Hurlburt. A professor of art history and former movie reviewer, Roger was a child prodigy in the collecting business, starting with birds’ nests, arrowheads and marbles when he was 8. Now 51, he [...]

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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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Steve Leveen on heritage technologies: or why paper can still be cool

Steve Leveen on heritage technologies: or why paper can still be cool

| October 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Levenger CEO and co-founder Steve Leveen had an intriguing conversation with Tribe magazine recently on why paper (and pens, and leather and wood) can make smartphones smarter and tablets even better tools. We call these the heritage technologies, and find that thought-catchers like our Circa and Shirt Pocket Briefcases still have a place alongside high [...]

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Hear David McCullough at the National Book Festival

Hear David McCullough at the National Book Festival

| October 18, 2011 | 1 Comments

If you couldn’t be among the estimated 200,000 readers who flocked to the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., last month, you can still enjoy some of the speakers’ presentations, including the one by David McCullough. The Library of Congress, presenter of the Book Festival, has compiled a podcast. Want to know David McCullough’s secret [...]

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