William Butts

William Butts founded Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts in Galena, Illinois, with his wife Yolanda in 1991. He’s been book review editor for Manuscripts for more than twenty years.

February 17, 2023
Before digging into the nitty-gritty of what Archbishop Bruguès has undertaken—wrangling the Vatican Library into the twenty-first century—I asked the seventy-four-year-old French-born Dominican…
October 1, 2018
The Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican Apostolic Library, or “the Vat” to insiders) and the Archivio Segreto Vaticano (Vatican Secret Archives) have reputations as impenetrable fortresses.