Oliver Jeffers ABC Letterpress Print

Jeffers fullThis has a 300 Seconds task at the end. I promise. But since I’ve already confessed my love for everything created by Oliver Jeffers, I thought I’d share this tidbit with you. (Perhaps this will be the perfect gift for the bookseller who has [almost] everything.)

Jeffers has created an exclusive new limited edition letterpress print to celebrate the new book Once Upon an Alphabet.

Every print is unique, the eyes on the spaceman of each print is hand finished by Jeffers.

Limited to an edition of 225, each print is numbered, signed by Jeffers and embossed with his exclusive seal. Each print is mailed flat so that it arrives with you in perfect condition, no matter where you are in the world.

Even though this is more of a Friday Whatnot piece, I thought I should share it today… the last day to order if you want it shipped International first-class priority mail. If you live in the United States, you can procrastinate until December 20th. I found this information directly on the page with the print for sale.

Christmas postage deadlines 2014 – Maps, periodic tables, art prints & books dispatched from USA:

  • Dec 2nd International first-class priority mail
  • Dec 10th International express priority mail
  • Dec 20th Domestic first-class or priority mail
  • Dec 23rd Domestic express priority mail

Here’s your 300 Seconds task:

Do you know the last day customers can place an order for a book and have it arrive in the store by Christmas?

Do you know the last day a customer can place an order for a book and have it shipped to them by Christmas?

Once you determine these dates, have the information posted prominently on your website and in the store posted at your information desk. This will provide information of a service you can provide that some customers might not have thought of.

Beth Golay

Beth is a reader, writer, marketer and Books & Whatnot founder. Even though she knows better, she's a sucker for a good book cover and will positively swoon if a book is set in appropriate type. @BethGolay