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Pencils You Should know

For those who know that a pencil is never just a pencil, Caroline Weaver presents a book that explores the history of the pencil and features plenty of content for the pencil aficionado. 

From the Publisher: 

Pencils You Should Know traces the evolution of pencils over time and across the globe. From the humble, handcrafted pencil of the 19th century to the novelty writing implement of the 1990s, each object in this book tells a different story.

This book features a selection of 75 modern and vintage pencils curated by pencil powerhouse Caroline Weaver, owner of legendary New York pencil emporium CW Pencil Enterprise. Pencil fanatics will find old favorites here—the original Blackwing 602 puts in an appearance, of course—and make exciting new discoveries, too.

Written by:  Caroline Weaver

Published by: Chronicle Books


  • 168 pages
  • 4" x 8.5"
  • hardcover

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