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In our new spring issue, we profile the brilliant Bryan A. Garner, a lawyer, lexicographer, and…
When well executed, posters are effective forms of propaganda: they convince viewers to do or buy…
Spring is almost here, and this year, it’s apt to generate more feelings of rejuvenation than ever before—or, at least, in living memory.
There are five sales I'll be watching this week, beginning with: Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers holds their Collectors' Sale on Wednesday, March 3.
Current Events & Trends February 26, 2021
Last weekend, I gave a Zoom presentation to the Florida Bibliophile Society about my new research project: librarian, author, and book collector Carolyn Wells (c. 1862-1942).
Book People February 25, 2021
The 2021 California Young Book Collectors Prize has been awarded to Jessica Camille Jordan of Palo Alto, California, for her collection "Women in Subscription Bookselling." Now in its third ye
Book People February 24, 2021
Yesterday we heard the news that Lawrence Ferlinghetti died on February 22 at the spectacular age of 101. The legendary poet, painter, publisher, and founder of City Lights Booksellers in San Francisco had a long life and a life well lived.
Current Events & Trends February 23, 2021
The UK’s leading gardening organization, The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), has been moving its unique library to a new purpose-built home, RHS Hilltop at its Wisley property in Woking, Surrey.
Current Events & Trends February 22, 2021
Here are the auctions I'll be watching this week:
Book People February 18, 2021
We first spoke to Nigel Beale, host of book culture podcast The Biblio File, almost ten years ago when he launched the Literary Tourist community and was just getting off the ground with his podcast.
Current Events & Trends February 17, 2021
Although it’s impossible for us to take trips at the moment, the Palace Green Library in Durham, England, has put together a treat for armchair travelers using its special collections of books, archives and manuscripts from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries.
Current Events & Trends February 16, 2021
Travelers to Dublin are bound to see signs for Guinness beer just about everywhere they turn. But these posters and placards, at least the older ones, are more than that; they are eye-catching, funny, even literary, and they showcase some of the best art in advertising.