Writing desk

A writing desk or bureau acts as a kind of compact office. Traditionally, a writing desk is for writing letters by hand. It usually has a top that closes to hide current work, which makes the room containing it look tidy, maintains privacy, and protects the work. The closing top may contain several joints so that it can roll closed, or may simply fold closed. The writing surface (or place for lap-top) typically folds down (perhaps being the lid) or slides out, to preserve the compact size when closed. They often have small drawers or "pigeon holes".

Modern writing desks are designed for laptop computers of the 21st century. They are typically too small for most desktop computers or a printer.

See also

  • Desk
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    The Record 14 Aug 2022
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    Upcoming calendar

    The Record 14 Aug 2022
    We will be discussing Christy Lefteri’s “The Beekeeper of Aleppo.” Copies of the book will be available at the checkout desk throughout the month of August ... No writing experience is necessary, but this is a writer-friendly discussion. All materials will be available in advance at the front desk and should be read before the discussions....
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    Belfast Telegraph 13 Aug 2022
    During the week I’m usually at my desk out the door to tell stories before nine o’clock ... If I could design my perfect Saturday, it would include a long walk in the forest, a relaxing lunch followed by an afternoon writing or working on a creative project ... But I love to sit at my desk and write, and I love to curl up in a chair and read....
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    Times Argus 13 Aug 2022
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    The Jamestown Sun 12 Aug 2022
    Lyndi Needham, a family friend, first asked, at his visitation, “So where’s the book?” knowing of Bob’s prolific writing trail, Laurie said ... He worked at The Forum first as a copy editor on the night desk, then various other editorial positions, before returning to feature-writing and, eventually, columns....
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    The Sentinel Newspaper 12 Aug 2022
    Johnson served as an M.P ... After working as the publication’s Brussels correspondent, he started writing political articles for The Daily Telegraph in 1989 ... Johnson gained a job at The Daily Telegraph’s leader-writing desk after getting to know its editor, Max Hastings, while serving as the union’s president at Oxford University ... .......
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    Please still care

    The Daily Californian 12 Aug 2022
    Please still care. OK, OK. I cleaned up the mascara running down my face. I combed my hair and drank some water ... I think I got some of the frustration out of my system ... I can confess ... Mahika Singhal writes the Friday column on being a person of color at UC Berkeley. Contact the opinion desk at opinion@dailycal.org or follow us on Twitter @dailycalopinion....
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    Calendar

    The Record 12 Aug 2022
    We will be discussing Christy Lefteri’s “The Beekeeper of Aleppo.” Copies of the book will be available at the checkout desk throughout the month of August ... No writing experience is necessary, but this is a writer-friendly discussion. All materials will be available in advance at the front desk and should be read before the discussions....
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    Tampa Bay Times 11 Aug 2022
    She’s made the drive straight through, listening to true crime podcasts all the way, a gigantic Victorian writing desk strapped to the top of her Camry ... During that first night, he’d unloaded the heavy desk from Phoebe’s car while she slept and put it near the house....
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