To call what Tim Richards and his staff do ‘model making’ would be derivative. These miniature buildings, made in plaster by hand, are works of art. Limited edition collectors pieces, such as the Tempietto, the Ca’D’Oro Palace, are available for a hefty price, but for fans on a tighter budget, Tim offers delightful, and surprisingly affordable bookends. Great gifts for bibliophiles everywhere, here is a sampling of some of my favorites.
Charles Dicken’s House ($135)
Oscar Wilde's House, Dublin ($135)