Also available in Spanish and Chinese translations, a British Commonwealth edition, and eBook formats

Modern Calligraphy: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started in Script Calligraphy

Modern Calligraphy is a bestseller in its fourth printing and was named an Amazon Favorite Craft Book. It is also available in Spanish, Chinese, and eBook formats.

Modern Calligraphy breaks the learning process down into simple steps. With over 180 pages of instructions and 260 full-color photographs and illustrations, this book will guide you through the process from the very beginning. After mastering letter forms using a pointed dip pen and ink, take your new skills to the next level with intermediate techniques such as how to calligraph with gouache and digitize your calligraphy to make invitations and rubber stamps.



North America

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Europe – U.K. – Spain – France – Germany – Italy – The Netherlands


Shy Mao (Complex Chinese edition) – China
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Kinokuniya – Singapore – Japan – India

South America – Brazil

Oceania – Australia


What readers are saying…

“My final verdict on Modern Calligraphy? I. Love. It. If you want to be inspired, you’ve got to buy this book. (It’s the best $25 you’ll spend on your calligraphy skills.)”

— Lindsay Bugbee, The Postman's Knock

“This book has filled the gap in what’s missing from online resources.”

— Terri B., Amazon reviewer

“I have been a calligrapher since 1985 and this is the best book I have in my vast collection. It is beside my drawing board, light box, ink and pens. It will not go on the shelf with the others!”

— Nancy D., Amazon reviewer

“The way it's put together inspired me to put pen to paper. Usually I am overwhelmed and intimidated but Molly makes this doable!”

— Lisa J., Amazon reviewer