Ever dream of stepping into Sherlock Holmes’ library? The new Thornwillow stationery gallery at the St. Regis hotel is an impressive doppleganger — classy, sophisticated, and stocked with an enviable collection of leatherbound books, art, high-end writing accessories, and fine stationery, all handpicked by the printing-and-binding masters at Thornwillow Press. Nestled in the ultra-luxe lobby of the St. Regis, Thornwillow's gallery-esque atmosphere makes it an ideal spot to spend an afternoon — drop by or make an appointment with a Thornwillow librarian, treat yourself to a cup of tea or some fine whiskey, and explore the library's collection of invitations, personal stationery, and other fancy printed goodies for weddings, housewarmings, and "just because" occasions. Looking for something extra-special to fill those Christmas stockings? Grab something from the special D.C. collection, which includes Adams Morgan-inspired note cards embellished with martini glasses and stationery embossed with Old Glory for your fave wonky types. Where: Thornwillow Library Gallery at the St. Regis in Washington, 923 16th Street NW; 202-552-4742.
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