Ian J. Kahn

This first great manuscript library has announced plans to digitize 80,000 manuscripts from its archives. This collection comprises approximately 40 million manuscript pages and is expected to comprise 45 petabytes of data. The plan is apparently well established, expecting
Dr Stephen Matyas (who has been written about by FB&C) has just published, "Declaration of Independence: A Checklist of Books, Pamphlets, and Periodicals, Printing the U.S. Declaration of Independence, 1776-1825. With an appendix checklist of American newspapers printing the
What follows is a quick(ish) overview of our first trip to the annual "Preconference
Much to my surprise, the book world is thriving in the twitterverse. Indy bookstores of all sorts are post, review and ramble about new works, agents and writers commiserate, librarians exchange adventures and ideas. Book collectors and bibliophiles share loves and loathes. Shakespeare and Ben Franklin are both tweeting. Sites like Twibes and
Biblio-folk are showing up in interesting places these days. I joined Facebook a long time ago...and largely ignored it until relatively recently. Over the past several months, however, there has been a tremendous surge in book people (dealers/collectors/etc) who seem to be coming out of the woodwork. The ABAA now has