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A Novel Way to Tell Time

Author Clock

A unique clock that tells time through a new literary quote every minute.

The clock that tells time through literary quotes. A new hand-picked passage every minute of the day.

The clock that tells time through literary quotes. A new hand-picked passage every minute of the day.

Never a mundane minute

Author Clock has a library of over 13,000 quotes spanning seven centuries and six continents.

Every minute connects you to a different character’s story.

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12:59 pm
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1:00 pm
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1:01 pm
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12:59 pm
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12:59 pm
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1:00 pm
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1:01 pm
That is to say, I arrive at 12:59 and spend fifteen minutes in most animated reflection. There is plenty to think about.
Shandygaff
Christopher Morley
He rode so fast that by one o'clock he'd gotten to the chapel. At that point the horse stopped sharply and stood stock still, as if it were a statue made of bronze or stone.
  María de Zayas y Sotomayor
Amorous and Exemplary Novels
Thus it was that at one minute past one o'clock, when a preternaturally self-respecting porter dispassionately        ascertained that nothing more would be required of him till morning
 Louis Joseph Vance
Nobody
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12:59 pm
That is to say, I arrive at 12:59 and spend fifteen minutes in most animated reflection. There is plenty to think about.
Shandygaff
Christopher Morley
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1:00 pm
He rode so fast that by one o'clock he'd gotten to the chapel. At that point the horse stopped sharply and stood stock still, as if it were a statue made of bronze or stone.
  María de Zayas y Sotomayor
Amorous and Exemplary Novels
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1:01 pm
Thus it was that at one minute past one o'clock, when a preternaturally self-respecting porter dispassionately ascertained that nothing more would be required of him till morning
 Louis Joseph Vance
Nobody
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12:59 pm
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1:00 pm
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1:01 pm
That is to say, I arrive at 12:59 and spend fifteen minutes in most animated reflection. There is plenty to think about.
Shandygaff
Christopher Morley
He rode so fast that by one o'clock he'd gotten to the chapel. At that point the horse stopped sharply and stood stock still, as if it were a statue made of bronze or stone.
  María de Zayas y Sotomayor
Amorous and Exemplary Novels
Thus it was that at one minute past one o'clock, when a preternaturally self-respecting porter dispassionately ascertained that nothing more would be required of him till morning
 Louis Joseph Vance
Nobody
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"Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."
-A. A. Milne, Winnie The Pooh
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An ever-expanding library

What a vision that is. We are continuously adding new quotes to Author Clock. Once it's connected to your WiFi they'll simply begin to... apparate.

One face, many tongues

Great works belong to the world. Choose from English, French, Spanish, and German, each obsessively curated by our editorial team.
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Details worthy of Dickens

The Author Clock is encased in solid white oak. Its base and crown are polished brass and its paper-like screen is framed by a smooth bezel with a satin finish.
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"Nature didn't need an operation to be beautiful. It just was."
- Scott Westerfeld, The Uglies Trilogy
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Great Gift for Bookworms
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We plant a tree for every Author Clock sold. Perhaps, years from now, its branches and leaves will give shade to an author as they scribble down notes for their next novel.

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A Tale of Two Sizes

Vol. 1

Small but perfectly crafted, like a haiku in physical form. A lovable desk companion, comfortably readable at arm’s length.

Base Price

$199

Vol. 2

Large enough to jostle for space with a copy of Anna Karenina. Put it on your bookshelf or hang it on a wall in need of inspiration.

Base Price

$349

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Base Price

$ 199.00 USD

Battery Life

1 Week

Battery Life

1 Week

Dimensions

17.5

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12.00

An essential gift for the bookish
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