Can you believe it is May already? We have been enjoying a lovely spring and are looking forward to a sunny summer and hope to meet many of you at the upcoming conferences.

We have an exciting E-Newsletter this month, packed with new calligraphy tools, a great giveaway with our friends at Held Pens, special deals on popular supplies and books, and updates on forthcoming titles.
Pen & Palette Giveaway
We have teamed up with Held Pens to offer a FABULOUS giveaway.
The prize is the beautiful oblique penholder shown above and a Coliro Palette filled with Heather Held's favorite colors. The penholder is turned wood, embellished with Victorian-style roses on the grip and with a pale pink staff, all hand-painted by Heather Held. The Coliro colors come in a metal case and include Arabic Gold, Red Violet, Rose, Fine Lilac, Shining Pink, and Green Pearl Coliro pans.

Enter to win the 2018 May Flowers Pen and Palette Giveaway!
Step 1. Add item 18MayFlowers to your cart.
Step 2. Place an order for $25 (before shipping) at johnneabooks.com * .

The winner will be chosen by a random drawing held on June 1, 2018 at 5pm. 
Get one entry for every $25 in product spent on an order that includes the 18MayFlowers item.

*There is no purchase necessary to enter or win. 
To enter by mail without purchase or obligation, mail a postcard or note on which you have hand-printed your first and last name, address, telephone number, and email address (if available) to: 
John Neal Books, 1833 Spring Garden St, 1st Fl, Greensboro, NC 27403
Featured Products
Buy One Get One FREE!
Holders ship late May.
H133. Pastel. Choose: English Rose, Dead Sea Clay, Mint Leaf.
$9.90 Intro Price $9.36 each.
H134. Metallic. Choose: Copper Sunrise, Golden Sunshine, Moonlight Shadow.
$12.90 Intro Price $12.23 each.
$40.00 SALE $20.00 
$40.00 SALE $20.00
Dreaming Dogs ruling pens are designed with the traditional components of the tools already found on the market, with additional new features.
Choose: Aldus 2, Layla 4, Leeloo 5,Little Lie 3, Lollipop 6, Sofie 1. $57.50 SALE $50.00 each.
Includes each pen listed above.
$300.00 SALE $270.00
N210-C. Dreaming Dogs Ruling Pens, Set of 6 plus Case. Includes each pen listed above and a roll-up case. $341.00 SALE $300.00
New Supplies & Books
A New Color from Coliro and a JNB Curated Palette!
New Walnut color from Coliro. For complete list of colors, see website.
$5.96 SALE $5.29
S1056. Finetec (Coliro) Happy Birthday Palette. 6 colors (pans) in a plastic box. Colors included: Lavender, Sky Blue, Apple Green, Pink, Stardust, and Walnut. $37.13 SALE $29.50
1oz. $14.95
4oz. $27.95
$79.99 SALE $67.49
S1046. 3M "Magic Tape" 3/4 inch wide.
$2.50 each
Watercolor Confections Palettes
The Watercolor Confections line by Prima Marketing presents gorgeous sets of colors in a small metal box that has a fold out palette. It also includes a sheet to create a palette with each color, for reference. Each of the mini pan colors are a rich and vibrant color. $30.00 each palette.
M142. Kuretake Cambio Brush Pen. Choose: Black-Fine or Medium, Vermillion-Medium.
$9.80 SALE $8.82 each
Books & Supplies To Preorder
You can reserve your copy of any of these books now and take advantage of the pre-publication offers. Your credit card will not be charged until shortly before the book ships. If you wish to use PayPal and delay your payment, you must email your order to info@johnnealbooks.com rather than ordering on the John Neal Books website.
Pre-publication price $29.95 with free media mail shipping (USA only).  
Book will ship in late June 2018.
Renowned calligrapher Paul Antonio presents his new approach to teaching Copperplate. He explains the structure of the script in detail so you know the hows and whys of the letter shapes. You won’t just copy exemplar letters; you will understand them. And understanding speeds learning and allows mastery.
B4248. Brown Calligraphy by Denis Brown.
$65.00
Book will ship in late June 2018.
In this book, Denis Brown reveals the journey of his work, from schoolboy accomplishments through rebellious outbreaks to artistic masterpieces. He discusses in detail the values of his craft: letterform and composition, structure and fluency, and discipline and freedom.
$55.00
Long out of print and virtually unattainable, this prized volume will be available in a new printing in 2018.
This instructional manual, written by world-renowned master penman Michael Sull, provides thorough instruction in Spencerian Script, covering equipment and tools and providing letter-by-letter instruction for lowercase and capital letters, over seventy-five fully illustrated pages.
Pre-publication price: $27.50 and free media mail shipping (USA only) on orders placed through 6-30-2018. 
Publication date has not been set. It may be up to a year (or more) before the book ships. In this practical book, John Stevens shares his brush knowledge and provides exercises developed and refined over many years of teaching brush lettering workshops. This is a progressive program of instruction that leads to classic Trajan Capitals – and beyond.
2018 Calligraphy Events
Supply lists for the classes at both of the events below can be found on the JNB website. We are accepting preorders and will have a store set up at each event. Place your preorder today by clicking on the Upcoming Events button.
Keynote Speaker: Donald Jackson
Seattletters, the 37th International Calligraphy Conference, will be held at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. from July 14–21, 2018.
The IAMPETH Annual Conference is a wonderful week spent learning the pen arts with some of the best penmen and calligraphic artists in the country.
Hilton Milwaukee City Center,
Milwaukee, WI. August 6-11, 2018.
JNB Spring 2018 Catalog & Online Supplement
Our Spring 2018 catalog is now available. It is 68 pages in full-color, filled with calligraphy and bookbinding supplies and books.
If you are a US customer and would like the full catalog mailed to you, please click the button below to submit your request. Customers outside the US can request a catalog be added to their next order.
We have gathered all of the newest products that didn't make it into the full catalog, as well as many of our best-selling books and supplies, into a 16-page PDF supplement to our current catalog.
You can download and browse the digital (PDF) versions of both the new Spring catalog and the online supplement by clicking the button below.
John Neal Books
1833 Spring Garden St, 1st Fl, Greensboro, NC 27403
1-800-369-9598 | 336-272-6139
9 AM to 6 PM EST M-F
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