The Fine Books Blog: Recent

Just weeks ago, Everyman’s Library published a splendid new volume in its Pocket Poets series,…
The earliest known child’s letter to Santa Claus in Britain was sent in 1895 from a child in…
Current Events & Trends November 11, 2021
The Scottish poet Robert Burns was exhumed twice, and the second time, an illustrated publication marked the morbid event.
Current Events & Trends November 10, 2021
For unclear reasons presumably related to marketing, a company called Lawn Love just released a list of the ‘Best Cities for Book Lovers’ in the U.S.
Current Events & Trends November 9, 2021
For its 42nd Annual Conference on Book Trade History at the end of this month, the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association in London is taking as its main focus “The Humours of Collecting: Motive and Opportunity in Co
Current Events & Trends November 8, 2021
A busy week coming up. Here's what I'll be watching:
Book People November 4, 2021
The poet and short story writer Jorge Luis Borges, who so famously imagined “that paradise will be a kind of library,” was also director of the Biblioteca Nacional de la República Argentina.
Bright Young Booksellers November 3, 2021
Our Bright Young Booksellers series continues today with Kitazawa Rika, a fourth generation bookseller in Tokyo, Japan, at her family's shop Kitazawa Bookstore.
Current Events & Trends November 2, 2021
A new exhibition at the National Library of Wales focuses on the history of how the Bible has been translated into Welsh.
Current Events & Trends November 1, 2021
I'll be keeping an eye on these sales this week:
Current Events & Trends October 29, 2021
The Library of Congress reported that the 2021 National Book Festival, held mostly virtually this year from September 17 through September 26, drew more than 317,000 views in just its first few weeks.
Current Events & Trends October 28, 2021
James Joyce’s literary masterpiece, Ulysses, is closing in on its 100th anniversary on February 2, 2022, which has occasioned some festive publications, auction lots, and exhibitions.