2019 The Reading Woman Engagement Calendar

2019 The Reading Woman Engagement Calendar

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This 2019 engagement calendar features 20 exquisite paintings that span six centuries and three continents, all portraying the reading woman.


"A breakfast-room adjoining the drawing-room, I slipped in there. It contained a bookcase: I soon possessed myself of a volume, taking care that it should be one stored with pictures. I mounted into the window-seat: gathering up my feet, I sat cross-legged, like a Turk; and, having drawn the red moreen curtain nearly close, I was shrined in double retirement." —Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë


A book can stop time, transcend circumstances, and take the reader away from the everyday. The paintings presented here achieve the same thing, and just as the reader has temporarily set herself free from her life’s narrative, so can we leave ours as we contemplate these images. Artists include well-known masters such as Degas and Cassatt, along with anonymous painters from centuries past. Well-chosen words on the pleasures of reading, from historic and contemporary female readers and writers alike, accompany each image.


  • Engagement calendar
  • 6 x 8.25 inches
  • 120 pages
  • Wire-O binding and a soft cover with flaps
  • Soy-based inks on FSC-certified paper

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