Earlier this month, Rare Book School hosted a panel discussion “to explore ways that scholars in the Black community are
Rebecca Rego Barry
A bumper crop of books about books this summer/early fall has kept me up past my bedtime, and all to your benefit, dear reader. Highlighted here are five novels with bookish themes that I have enjoyed these past few months and which I can recommend. If you’re looking for great bibliofiction, choose the one—or two, or five—that suits you best.
Let’s begin with plague, because, well you
Spend nine minutes gazing at some beautiful books and learning how King’s College Library conserves a collection of rare English literature and theology books that belonged to an early nineteenth-century college provost. A First Folio and Jane Austen first editions are among them.
Popular for her bestselling novels about the American South where she grew up, Dorothea Benton Frank, who died a year ago yesterday, filled her suburban New Jersey home with books, art, and decorative objects. Her estate is now
In recent weeks, several bookish items that seem unusually attuned to the times in which we are living have come to our attention. Any of them would make a perfect gift for a fellow bibliophile, or frankly for yourself if you need an autumnal treat of the not-pumpkin-spice variety.
Social distancing being what it is, handwritten notes are a safe and mindful way to communicate with
Inspired by one of the feature stories in our new issue and in honor, of course, of Beethoven’s upcoming 250th anniversary this fall, we’d like to suggest this “virtual tour” through the Morgan Library’s Beethoven manuscripts with Robinson McClellan, assistant curator of music.
Doré, at least in the world of antiquarian books, is a name that hardly needs an introduction. Gustave Doré (1832-1883) was a French artist who found enormous commercial success by illustrating everything from classics to comics, and notably, Bibles. As the Getty Museum notes, “Dramatic, chiaroscuro
On September 24 at 7 p.m., the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts, will hold a “Very Virtual Benefit & Auction,” featuring appearances by Julie Andrews, Yo-Yo Ma, and Andrea Davis Pinkney. This online-only gala is a COVID-era substitute for the museum’s annual Carle Honors fundraising event. Proceeds support the museum