The Fine Books Blog: Recent

This past Monday, PBS released the first of its three-part, six-hour documentary exploring the life…
By most accounts, Robert E. Hart (1878-1946) was a private man. A ropemaker by trade, the Blackburn…
Our Bright Young Booksellers series continues today with Victoria Forsberg-Lary of Cellar Stories in Providence, Rhode Island:
A new exhibition at The Postal Museum in London looks at more than a century and a half of the British postcard.
A trio of sales I'll be keeping an eye on this week:
Book People March 31, 2021
In October 1955, Allen Ginsberg read “Howl” publicly for the first time in front of a San Francisco audience that included fellow Beat Generation poets Gary Snyder, Jack Kerouac, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti,
Book Reviews March 31, 2021
Burning the Books: A History of the Deliberate Destruction of Knowledge (Harvard University Press, nonfiction) by Richard Ovenden is one of the most important books about books to be published in re
Book People March 30, 2021
Larry McMurtry, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Oscar-winning screenwriter, and esteemed antiquarian bookseller, who died last week at the age of 84, was something of a patron saint of bibliophiles.
Here are the sales I'll be watching this week:

Aguttes will sell 261 lots of Autographes & Manuscrits on Monday, March 29, with most lots estimated at €2,500 or less. 
Book People March 26, 2021
Just a few weeks ago, the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, Texas, presented an online conversation with author/illustrator Edward Carey.
Yesterday the Boston Public Library (BPL) announced a major donation to clean, catalogue, and preserve the 400,000 volumes that comprise its historic Founding Research Collection.
Our Bright Young Collectors series continues today with Emily Wells, an honorable mention in the Honey & Wax Book Collecting Prize for women 30 and under.<