Alex Johnson

April 6, 2021
A new exhibition at The Postal Museum in London looks at more than a century and a half of the British postcard.
March 18, 2021
The 250th anniversary of the Scottish novelist, playwright, and poet Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), author of Ivanhoe, Waverley, and Rob Roy, will be an occasion for a series of ev
March 11, 2021
From works of art and missals to wallpaper, German printers in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries were colorfully creative marvels.
February 23, 2021
The UK’s leading gardening organization, The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), has been moving its unique library to a new purpose-built home, RHS Hilltop at
February 17, 2021
Although it’s impossible for us to take trips at the moment, the Palace Green Library in Durham, England, has put together a treat for armchair travelers using its special collections of books, arc
February 2, 2021
Last week, the Brotherton Library at the University of Leeds in the UK announced its acquisition of a very special book.
January 20, 2021
Bookbinding education in the UK has been given a welcome boost by The Clothworkers’ Company in London.
January 12, 2021
Although reading about plagues and pandemics in previous centuries may not be top of everybody’s agenda, a new online exhibition curated by The Queen’s College, Oxford, offers a fascinating glimpse
December 22, 2020
Earlier this year, a highly bejeweled miniature Quran that belonged to Queen Victoria went on display for the first time.
December 9, 2020
After a decade-long campaign by the Mary on the Green group, last month saw the unveiling of sculptor Maggi Hambling’s memorial statue to Mary Wollstonecraft in London.