I’ve been looking forward to the publication of this book since I first heard of it, which I believe was in 2010. Originally scheduled to be published in time for Faber-Castell’s 250th anniversary, Faber-Castell Since 1761 was delayed in order to include some of those auspicious worldwide celebrations.
I’ve been told the book will be published this October through Collection Rolf Heyne. There will be an English edition along with the German edition, though it seems only the German version will be available through retailers at first. Here are a few sample pages:
You can download the PDF announcement here.
Just think — you read this book then end up finding yourself at a social gathering where someone casually mentions, say, the A.W. Faber Castell 9000 Zeichenstifte set; you’ll be able to tell everyone within earshot that it came out in 1905/06—the book has now just paid for itself.
I wonder if bookstores will let people line up outside, overnight (save me a spot if you get there first).
Then there’s the screenplay…