San Francisco fair buzz, Block on the block, book arts
booster, first aid for books.
Rare author photos surface in the Jacobi archive.
The Catcher in the Rye.
Jacobi pioneering portraits have been rediscovered by the art world. Book
lovers should take note of her stunning author photographs, included previously
unpublished images of J.D. Salinger taken during the photo shoot for the
dust jacket picture on
Can Technology Solve the First Printer's Mysteries?
cyclotron can, if improperly tuned, drill a hole through a steel plate," said
semi-retired physicist Thomas Cahill of the University of California, Davis.
Researchers need to be very careful when aiming it at a Gutenberg Bible
to analyze the printer's ink.
In a new book, Duff Hart-Davis tells of the long struggle
to publish The Birds of America.
When Audubon sailed for Liverpool to find a publisher
for his bird paintings, it was a fool's errand. He had failed at every
business venture he had ever tried, had no training in ornithology and
the only person he knew in England despised him.
asked bird artist David Allen Sibley
about Audubon's influence on modern bird illustration. Read the full interview
online. [read online]
A Firsthand Look At China's Reviving Book Trade.
"After decades of dormancy during the devastating
Cultural Revolution and its aftermath, book collecting in China is coming
into its own."
Trailing Captain Cook
Blue Latitudes: Going Boldly Where Captain Cook
Has Gone Before.
interested not only in history, but in how the past is felt in the present," says
Tony Horwitz, author of
On The Shelf
On the Block
The H.P. Kraus Auction 5 Days that Ended an Era
On the Market
Offbeat Catalog Listings and Rare Specimens
Upcoming Book Fairs and Auctions