Barbara Basbanes Richter

And now, a post totally unrelated to coronavirus, because we need to remember the beautiful things that light up our world: 

Nathaniel Hawthorne's story "The Minotaur," first appeared in 1853 with other retellings of ancient myths, refashioned to highlight the nature of evil and the fear inherent in facing and conquering our deepest secrets. In the hands of

Charcoal Book Club launched a few years ago as a subscription service and takes the hassle (or fun) out of building a photobook collection. The company's value prop lies in its ability to provide signed, first edition photobooks (plus a "collectible print") to subscribers at a standard rate. The average retail cost of each monthly

Collectors focusing on the Golden State often point to first editions of the Zamorano 80 as their collective black tulip--that carefully curated list of books created in 1945 by the Zamorano Club deemed most significant to the history of California. Founded in 1928 and named in honor California’

Just in time to celebrate Pippi Longstocking’s 75th anniversary in 2020, French film company StudioCanal and Britain's Heyday Films are partnering up to produce a new adaptation of Astrid Lindgren’s (1907-2002) beloved children’s book series starring a plucky, red-haired Swede named Pippi.

The most recent big-screen

Last July, Christie’s Paris held the first major sale of art books from the estate of renowned bibliophile Paul Destribats (1927-2017), realizing approximately $9 million (€8,116,813) for over six hundred lots focusing on Surrealism

Bookstores hosting New Year’s Eve celebrations aren’t the norm—we were only able to find a few—but think how wonderful this tradition could be: rather than waiting in the cold (or rain, or snow, depending on where you live) to partake in the ritual midnight countdown, why not curl up with a great read and sip of bubbly instead? And yes, you could just as

OK, bibliophiles, you’re probably chomping at the bit to see Greta Gerwig’s interpretation of Little Women when it premieres on Christmas Day. Keep your eyes peeled for the scenes involving books and printing, represented here with uncanny authenticity.

Massachusetts-based bookbinder

Éditions des Saints Pères (SP Books) recently reproduced the previously unpublished manuscript edition of J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan & Wendy (1911), just in time for gift giving this holiday season. The Parisian publishing house specializes in offering manuscript facsimiles that form the backbone of the world’s great written works

Got a kid bibliophile on your holiday list? Or perhaps a Lewis Carroll fan of any age? Fret not, the Folio Society has you covered with its latest edition of Alice in Wonderland ($69.95), whose stunningly designed slipcase and interior illustrations are by a regular contributor to Folio

California bibliophiles 35 and under: the Southern & Northern California Chapters of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America has announced its second annual Young Book Collector’s Prize for Golden State-based collectors. 

The first-place winner receives a gift certificate of $500 to spend at the