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Keep the past alive.

Literature, art, history & more.



old stuff.

We love the old, the tattered and dusty and forgotten – especially books. We love the wistfulness of used bookstores, disorganized piles and shadows falling from shelves that guide the outside light.

That faint scent of vanilla and grassy notes over an underlying mustiness as the lignin in the paper breaks down. Volumes imperfectly perched high above our heads, undisturbed.

The quiet knowledge contained in millions of pages of thought, crawling through time from the day they were created. The cracking spines, beautiful in spite of their imperfections.

If you live in the past and celebrate the classics, you're in the right place. Welcome to Wistmore.


I like old stuff.

I'm Chris, the founder, Chief Creative Officer (Chief Everything Officer, really), and an avid collector at the heart of everything at Wistmore.  

I have a profound interest for all things old, particularly typewriters, books and art. My passion for collecting typewriters and books led me to establish Wistmore, a venture dedicated to celebrating the tapestry of the past through innovative, creative expressions.

I believe classic literature and art have the unique power to transport us through time, giving us a chance to peer into the past and engage with artists who are long gone.

My favorite authors and artists are a diverse and illustrious group, including Poe, Shelley, London, Hemingway, Eliot, Fitzgerald, Verne, Twain, Tolkien, and giants of the art world like da Vinci, Van Gogh, Monet, Bouguereau, Cassatt, O'Keefe, Bonheau, Remington, Mucha, Klimt, and Rembrandt.

Each of these figures has profoundly influenced my work and my approach to creativity, infusing it with a sense of timelessness and a deep appreciation for the masterworks of the past.

How it started
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