If your search for paper dolls from the Byzantine era has been a bust, try Dover Publications. The company publishes more than 9,000 titles (including a wide variety of paper dolls) in about 30 special interest categories such as philosophy, art, and history. It also produces related items such as children's activity books, music scores, and clip art. Dover sells its products to bookstores and mass merchandisers, as well as specialty retailers such as gift and craft stores. In addition, the company sells books directly to customers through catalogs and its retail Web site. Now owned by book manufacturer
, Dover Publications was originally founded in 1941 by Hayward and Blanche Cirker.