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The New York, Chicago, and Paris-based manuscript specialists Les Enluminures have just released…
A new exhibition staged online by Cambridge University Library looks at the history of palimpsests…
Current Events & Trends April 13, 2021
For seven years, Brooklyn artist George Cochrane has worked on a contemporary illuminated manuscript of Dante’s Divine Comedy—all 350,000 characters of the epic poem, plus illustrations, in the original Italian.
Current Events & Trends April 12, 2021
Quite a busy week coming up in the auction rooms:
Book People April 9, 2021
This past Monday, PBS released the first of its three-part, six-hour documentary exploring the life and work of Ernest Hemingway, directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Fan of the iconic American writer or not, this feels like a must-watch.
Book Reviews April 8, 2021
By most accounts, Robert E. Hart (1878-1946) was a private man. A ropemaker by trade, the Blackburn-based bibliophile quietly nourished a desire to collect magnificent examples of early printed books and medieval artifacts.
Bright Young Booksellers April 7, 2021
Our Bright Young Booksellers series continues today with Victoria Forsberg-Lary of Cellar Stories in Providence, Rhode Island:
Current Events & Trends April 6, 2021
A new exhibition at The Postal Museum in London looks at more than a century and a half of the British postcard.
Current Events & Trends April 5, 2021
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