Rebecca Rego Barry
March 10, 2023
I began blogging for Fine Books in late 2009. I remember agonizing over that first post, not yet acclimated to the kinds of content I should consider worthwhile for the Fine Books blog.
February 21, 2023
Austen, Whitman, Woolf all self-published? That’s right. In Do It Yourself!
February 14, 2023
Opening this Friday at the Bard Graduate Center (BGC) in New York City is an exhibition on historic dining customs and fashions.
February 7, 2023
At auction this week are 200 lots of books from the library of author/illustrator
February 2, 2023
Book artists Peter and Donna Thomas recently completed two unique accordion books with neat musical backstories.
January 24, 2023
Last spring, Fine Books & Collections broke the news that Colorado book collector David L. DiLaura had discovered, in his own home library, a second edition (1717) of Sir Isaac Newton’s Opticks…
January 17, 2023
Selections from the papers of Ian Rankin, Scotland’s best known contemporary crime writer, are now on view at the National Library of Scotland (NLS) in Edin
January 10, 2023
An 85-page collection of song lyrics written mainly by the great American singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie is coming to auction later this month. The portfolio dates to the 1940s and includes mostly…
January 6, 2023
Turn Every Page, a new film that chronicles the 50-year collaboration between author Robert A. Caro and editor Robert Gottlieb, debuted last week in New York and Los Angeles. Caro, now 86, is an…
December 30, 2022
As the year comes to a close, we like to look back on the stories that particularly appealed to our readers, a list that includes Bob Dylan, bookish cookies, and sea monsters — go figure!