We’ve been on the fence about doing a calendar again this year. It’s an important fundraiser for us - it can cover our hosting costs for the year - but last year we ended up with 150 extra calendars that are still sitting in our basement warehouse. We misjudged demand terribly and that costs a lot. But several people have written us wondering where the 2021 calendar is and … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Alert: The 2021 Anglotopia Calendar Now Available – Help Support Anglotopia!
Labor Day Flash Sale! 20% Off Of Everything! In celebration of Labor Day here in the USA, we're offering a special FLASH SALE - 20% off of Everything if you use coupon code: laborday2020. Coupon expires Wednesday! Save on Facemasks, books, tube lights, tea, and more! CLICK HERE TO SHOP NOW! … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Alert: Labor Day Flash Sale – 20% Off Everything In The Anglotopia Store
We have launched a new British topic discussion forum! It's something we should have done long ago, tried in the past, but failed at. It's time to try again. We've been in beta now for a couple of months, and it's now ready to share with everyone. Thank you to all the beta testers who helped us iron out the kinks and get the conversation going. This is one of many new things … [Read more...] about Introducing the Anglotopia Community Forum – A New Way to Share Your Passion for Britain
Happy Friday everyone! We wanted to give everyone an update on what's now on offer in the Anglotopia Store. Our Union Jack Face Masks have proved very popular to we've worked with the manufacturer to get additional options. We're now selling Scottish Flag Face Masks, England Flag Masks, and Welsh Flag Face masks. They should be arriving with us late next week. Many of these … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Store Alerts: Now Available England, Scotland, Wales Flag Face Masks – Plus Spitfire Metal Signs
You've asked for it and we've got them now! We've worked with Splashmaps to develop Wales and Scotland flag face masks. Orders are open now - we will have a limited quantity coming and they'll be here in 2-3 weeks. More details … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Alert: Now Offering Scotland and Wales Flag Face Masks!
Today is June 1st and that means that today is the official publication day of my new book Adventures in Anglotopia: The Makings of an Anglophile. It's been a long road to get here and I'm very excited (and terrified) that the book is now out in the world for everyone to enjoy (hopefully!). The hardcover is available from bookstores everywhere - including all the major places … [Read more...] about Adventures in Anglotopia is Officially Published Today! Now Available in Print and eBook – Here’s an Excerpt – Notes From a Wiltshire Pub
Today marks one week to go until the official publication day of my new book Adventures in Anglotopia, and I wanted to give a quick update on various things related to the book. This week and next we'll begin publishing a few select excerpts from the book to give you a taste of what to expect. First, I wanted to say thank you to everyone who has pre-ordered the book so far. … [Read more...] about Adventures in Anglotopia: One Week Go To Until Publication Day! Book Update – 100 Sold Goal Met – Thank you!
The Royal Oak Foundation is continuing its online lecture series. Are the details for the next one that sounds really interesting! This is also your reminder that Anglotopia readers can save 10% off a new membership with coupon code Anglo2019. You can join here! The 15th century in England saw a series of battles among British noble families and royal relatives that ripped … [Read more...] about Anglophile Alert: New Royal Oak Remote Lecture – The Wars of the Roses: Cousins, Conflicts, and the Crown
Last week we launched sales of Union Jack Face Masks and they have proven to be very popular and we had to order more. So, we've worked with our British manufacturer to create another design that might interest Anglotopia readers - a London Street Map Face Mask. This polyester-cotton London Street Map patterned face mask is made to the usual high-quality standard as all … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Alert: Now Also Available – London Street Map Face Masks – LIMITED STOCK!
We posted last week about the Digital Lectures that the Royal Oak Foundation was holding this month in place of their usual in person lectures. They were a huge success for them, so they've added more. And they've offered Anglotopia readers a discount. Here at the details: Lingerie & Lifeboats: Lucy, Lady Duff Gordon, British Fashion Icon Thursday, May 7th at 7:00 p.m. … [Read more...] about Anglophile Alert: Join Royal Oak Foundation & Anglotopia on May 7th for an online lecture about Lady Duff Gordon with Leslie Klingner!
When the Covid-19 situation kicked off over 8 weeks ago, we took the difficult decision to stop importing products from Britain so we didn’t take up valuable cargo space on transatlantic flights. 8 weeks later, the world is a much different place and businesses all over the world are doing what they can do survive. One of our suppliers got in touch with us a few days ago - … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Imports: Union Jack Face Masks Made in England – Now Available in the Anglotopia Store
The current situation has forced us all to innovate in ways we didn't anticipate before. Our friends at the Royal Oak Foundation have had to cancel their spring lecture tour in light of Covid-19. It's a real shame - we love this lecture series and look forward to going when they're in Chicago. They've decided to try something new - they're going to broadcast one of the lectures … [Read more...] about Anglophile Alert: Royal Oak Foundation Moves Spring Lecture Online! Lingerie & Lifeboats: Lucy, Lady Duff Gordon, British Fashion Icon
Happy Friday! We've got some beautiful new Powder Butterfly products up at the Anglotopia Store! We've got a new London Tea Towel and some a lovely set of London Coasters. We've also restocked our luxury London Apron and the beautiful little pin badge. CHECK OUT THE COLLECTION … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Store Alert: New Products from Powder Butterfly – London Tea Towels, Coasters, Aprons, Pins, And More!
We love a good guidebook and even in the days of smartphones, it's still nice to pick up a book and dream of the places you want to go. I discovered the guidebooks of Charles Tait a few years ago and love them. They are difficult to find here in the USA and it can take weeks to get them from the UK. So we decided to import them directly and sell them. Orcadian photographer and … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Imports Alert: New Products Live – Beautiful Charles Tait Guidebooks of Britain – USA Exclusive
The Anglotopia Store Black Friday Sale is ON! We're offering discounts on pretty much everything we have in stock. No coupon codes are needed, discount reflected in the price. Discounts on puzzles, maps, Tube gear, back issues, magnets, gift wrap, Christmas Cards and more! You can browse the entire sale here and when everything is gone, it's gone until next year. The sale ends … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Alert: Black Friday Sale is ON – Big Discounts On Everything We Have In Stock!
John Denver put it best: “Almost Heaven. Take me home, country roads, to the place I belong.” I touch your spirit, John. I grew up in England’s ‘Almost Heaven’. Much later, in Canada, I found my “Almost Heaven” once more, writing 40 stories in two books: “Wessex Tales, Volume 1” and “Wessex Tales, Volume 2.” The name Wessex covers several southwestern English counties, … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Read, and your mind will fly here: “Wessex Tales” by Robert Fripp
Just in time for Christmas gift orders, we have brought back our selection of Marvellous Maps of Great Britain. Returning maps include the Great British Adventure Map, Music Map and Funny Place Names Map. And we're introducing their newest map - The Great British Film & TV Map! We have limited stock of all coming, so we would encourage you to reserve yours as soon as … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Store Alert: Marvellous Maps Return – Introducing the Great British Film and TV Map!
It’s time to lift the lid on the cover for Issue #15 of the Anglotopia Print Magazine. It will be coming out in late November. The cover features autumnally atmospheric pictures of the back streets of Weymouth in Dorset and St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall. Highlights of Issue #15 include an exploration of Harwich by Laura Porter, an exploration of the relationship between Queen … [Read more...] about Important Anglotopia Magazine Update – Please Read – Issue #15 Cover Reveal
Due to their popularity last year, we have imported more Bodleian Library Christmas Cards - we have 6 fantastic new designs for you to choose from. This year we can also offer book-themed wrapping paper along with some beautiful bibliophile themed Advent Calendars. Imported directly from Oxford (and made there as well). We have very limited stock - I would urge you to reserve … [Read more...] about Angotopia Imports Alert: Bodleian Library Christmas Cards Return – New Gift Wrap and Advent Calendars!
We've gotten word from our supplier that we'll be able to make one more order between now and Christmas. We'll be getting 100 mini-Tube lights and 25 large Tube Lights in early December. We're opening orders NOW. If you want to give the perfect gift for the London lover in your life - you need to order as soon as possible. We will not be able to get more than this before … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Store Alert: Order Your London Tube Lights For Christmas – Limited Stock Coming!
Looking forward to the Downton Abbey Film? Want to see it early? Are you somewhat near Chicago? We've been given 15 pairs of tickets to giveaway to a special advance screening of the Downton Abbey Film on September 18th, 2019 at 7:00 pm. It will be at the AMC River East 21 in Downton Chicago. We tried to arrange tickets for other cities, but we're out of time and we were only … [Read more...] about Anglophile Alert: Win Tickets to an Advance Screening of the Downton Abbey Film in Chicago
It’s time for pre-orders to begin for the 2020 Anglotopia Calendar. This is now our fifth year of producing a special calendar for Anglotopia readers. We’re also going to be changing things a bit this year. The 2019 Calendars were a disaster for us. Because Facebook took away our reach over the last couple of years, we simply couldn’t get the word out about the calendar to … [Read more...] about Special Anglotopia Update – Please Read – Introducing the Anglotopia 2020 Calendar – Please Pre-Order Now!
Anglotopia Store Alert! Straight from London, we have a fantastic new collection of Credit Card/Oyster Wallets along with Passport holders and a few other beautiful London themed products. As usual, we have limited stock! Check out the beautiful new collection from Crafted Lines. We've been working on getting these products for a long time and we think you will love … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Import Alert: New Collection Live – Crafted Lines Tube and A to Z Wallets!
Big news! The most popular product we've ever offered - the LED Tube Light is back and we're excited to introduce a smaller version! If you felt the original Tube light was too large, then the mini-Tube light is for you. It's more suitable for bookshelves and desktops. It's powered by 2 AA batteries or the included USB Cable. The Mini Tube Light includes 3 signs - Underground, … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Store Alert: Tube Light is Back and Introducing the NEW Smaller Version
After much work with logistics and importing, we have finally figured out how to bring another one of our favorite teas to the USA to sell in the Anglotopia Store! We are very excited to now offer Miles Tea - West Country Blend. This is the tea stocked in our favorite English cottage when we stay, and to taste it is to be transported to beautiful Dorset! We love this tea, and … [Read more...] about Anglotopia Store Alert: New Tea in Stock – Miles West Country Tea