Coming Events Details


Annual Ticknor Society Member Show & Tell Virtual,
Thursday, December 10, 6pm

SHARE YOUR SHELVES! The annual show and tell will be online on Thursday, December 10, at 6 pm. Mark your calendars. We already have a full slate, but if you would like to be a backup--because things happen, especially in 2020--please contact Mary Warnement at if you would like a 10-minute slot to speak about one page, one book, one shelf, or your whole collection in front of an interested and sympathetic group.
Our presenters include:
Phoebe Bean, "A Woman's Touch: Ann Franklin Imprints"
John Hemenway, "Howland Island, Its Birds and Rats, as Observed by a Certain Mr. Stetson in 1854."
Jean Maguire, "Nature and Design"
George F. Murphy, "Price of Books: Shabby American Imprints and the Legacy of Richard Price"
Tim Weiskel, "Some New Questions from Reading Old Books: Imagining & Imaging the Agro-Ecology & Pathology of European Empire"

To join us for this event, please use the URL and password listed in our most recent Ticknor Newsletter. If you have any questions, please email us at Email:


"Marley was dead": A Christmas Manuscript Three Years in the Making
A Virtual Presentation by Maryanne Grebenstein


Thursday, January 28, 2021 6:00pm EST

To register for this event, see HERE 

"Marley was dead . . ." So begins Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol. Join the Ticknor Society via Zoom as we explore Maryanne Grebenstein's hand lettered, one-of-a-kind book containing the entire text. Using Dickens' exact wording (based on Dickens' original manuscript residing at The Morgan Library in New York City) her manuscript contains nearly 30,000 words: 143 hand lettered pages of text on 26 bifolia. There are 21 decorated pages.

Biographical Notes

Maryanne Grebenstein is a calligrapher, book artist, and owner of The Abbey Studio, a calligraphy studio and shop in Marblehead. She is the author of Calligraphy: A Course in Hand Lettering and Calligraphy Bible, both published by Watson Guptil.