Anthology n. 1. A collection of literary pieces, such as poems, short stories, or plays, usually suggesting a common theme; 2. Any collection of works of art, such as paintings, based on a specific period, theme, or subject. [New Latin anthologia, from Medieval Greek, from Greek, "flower gathering," a collection.]; 3. A Madison, Wisconsin original owned by sisters Sachi and Laura Komai, featuring fine papers, craft kits, handmade goods, workshops, instruction and inspiration.