Why so fancy?

Back in June 1921 when Books+Publishing magazine was founded by D W Thorpe, it went by the delightful name The Australian Stationery and Fancy Goods Journal. We kind of wish we could still call it that. Since we can’t, Fancy Goods has been named in honour of that original unwieldy-yet-charming title. You won’t find as many fountain pen mentions as you might have in the pages of the Fancy Goods Journal, nor many references to Hotchkiss staplers, or something called ‘mucilage’—but you will still find plenty on the topic of books, written by the Books+Publishing team and our friends in the trade. We hope you like it.