Griffin & Sabine trilogy, by Nick Bantock
Just the other day Amira posted about Griffin & Sabine. I had completely forgotten about the existence of these books, and I was really happy to be reminded because they are really neat. I liked them when they came out and spent a lot of time looking at my roommate's copies. They especially appealed to me because I love stamps. (I have a stamp collection, even. And in library school my reference work project was on stamps. For reals.) So I put the whole trilogy on hold at the library, and they showed up the same day! I got to read them all at once. It was fun, because I remembered all the artwork really well, but not until I actually saw it again.
Anyway. Griffin is a London artist and lonelier than he realizes. Sabine designs stamps for a tiny archipelago of Pacific islands, and--mysteriously--she can see Griffin's art. They start a correspondence, but is Sabine real, or a fantasy Griffin has made up? Can they ever meet?
I discovered that there is a second trilogy of books I never even heard about, so now I have those on hold too. Thanks, Amira!