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  • Five Essential Reference Books for Avid Readers
    August 3, 2020

    Five Essential Reference Books for Avid Readers

    Whether you prefer fiction or nonfiction, you can make this favorite pastime even better by collecting a few key reference books for readers. These books will not only enhance your reading experience time and time again, but they also make great gifts for the book lovers on your gift list.
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  • The Mightiest Pen: A Brief History of the Ballpoint Pen
    December 9, 2019

    The Mightiest Pen: A Brief History of the Ballpoint Pen

    Anybody under the age of sixty will struggle to imagine a world without the humble ballpoint pen. They're cheap, reliable, and available pretty much everywhere - the perfect embodiment of the modern world. The most popular brand has sold over 100 billion pens since its production began. Yet achieving this level of dominance was by no means a simple process; the rise and rise of the ballpoint pen span over a century, and appropriately for a global icon, crisscross all over the world. 

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