Adventures in Stationery: A Journey Through Your Pencil Case by James Ward is a book I could not overlook — just for the cover design and the title alone! I’ve read the description of the book at least three times and I’m still not sure what the book will contain. I’m going to hang all my enthusiasm on the last sentence of the descriptio: “Combining telling details, peculiar facts, a love of humour, hubris and brimming with curious stories, this book will change the way you look at your desk forever.” I’m in. Now can I order an ebook from Amazon UK without any issues? Anyone know? If not, I guess I’ll have to order it and pay the international shipping.
The book is also available for pre-order in the US in digital or paper edition from Amazon.com and will be released in May 2015. Also, the title was changed for the US release to The Perfection of the Paperclip: Curious Tales of Invention, Accidental Genius, and Stationery Obsession. Really, why?