Living: Crazy over Calendars

From Teddy bears to trivia, they sell like there is no tomorrow

In China it will be the Year of the Ox, but in American bookstores, gift and stationery shops, 1985 may just become the Year of the Calendar. Some 1,500 different wall and desk versions, including a circular pop-up of flowers and ones with detachable postcards, celebrating everything from cats to Culture Club, are being snapped up at a phenomenal pace. Some favorites have earned second press runs; 250,000 Trivial Pursuit (QuillMark) calendars sold out in the U.S. and Canada in a month,...

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