In October 2014, while waiting for the light rail, I ducked into a bookstore to get out of the rain…

The Fine Books Blog

Here are the sales I'll be watching this week: Il Ponte Auctions sells Books and Manuscripts on Tuesday, January 26, in 170 lots. Some interesting…
January 22, 2021
For book lovers, the highlight of the presidential inauguration earlier this week was easily Amanda Gorman’s reading of her poem, “The Hill We Climb…
If your stack of unread New Yorkers gives you anxiety, consider the stacks owned by Dr. Steven Lomazow, whose collection of historic magazines…
Bookbinding education in the UK has been given a welcome boost by The Clothworkers’ Company in London. The suspension in 2020 of the Queen’s Bindery…
Although N.C. Wyeth was born the same year that Henry Wadsworth Longfellow died, 1882, the two turned out to be perfect collaborators on the 1920…
Quite a busy week coming up! Here's what I'll be watching.
Winter 2021
Since its founding in 2008, Catawiki—an international online auction platform...
In the late summer of 1854, an eerie silence descended over Soho in London’s...
In spring 2019, Dr. Melissa Tedone was working to restore an 1857 second...
Autumn 2020
In 2008, when Alicia Yin Cheng stumbled across an article in the New Yorker...
It began with Begotten, filmmaker E. Elias Merhige’s 1989 black-and-white...
There’s a pervasive notion that young people, screen in hand, do not enjoy...
Summer 2020
When Whitman College sociology professor Álvaro Santana-Acuña was in high...
Reflections on the writing of "A Gentle Madness," twenty-five years after its...
William Shakespeare made some rounds in his time, and many, many more rounds...
San Marino, California — In a move that deepens its collections in the history of science and…

In The News

January 26, 2021
New York — On Thursday, February 4 Swann Galleries will offer the auction: The Artists of the WPA. The multi-departmental sale will feature paintings…
January 25, 2021
Los Angeles – A letter from 19th Century Russian novelist Ivan Turgenev first  referring to his upcoming short story, likely ''King Lear of the…
January 25, 2021
New York — Christie’s week of Americana sales totaled $9,202,500 and established five auction records. A rare contemporary 1776 broadside edition of…
January 22, 2021
Submissions are open for the prestigious 18th ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography, to be awarded in May 2022 for new bibliographical publications…
January 21, 2021
New Haven, CT — Elisabeth Fairman, Chief Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts, will retire from the Yale Center for British Art on January 30, 2021…
January 20, 2021
New York – The Winter Show 2021 takes place on an immersive online platform, on view from January 22-31, 2021 with VIP Preview Access on January 19–…