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An ongoing series of marathon read-throughs by the public of Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons…
From January 25–29, several organizations in New York City will celebrate Bibliography Week. With…
Book People December 10, 2021
Today's lunchtime viewing is a 40-minute overview of Renaissance painter and printmaker Albrecht Dürer's innovations in art with Dr. Suzanne Karr Schmidt of the Newberry Library, created in association with Getman’s Virtual Bibliophile Holiday Gift Fair earlier this month.  
Current Events & Trends December 9, 2021
Last month the Jewish Museum in New York City debuted an exhibition that digs deep into the background of the 2010 book, The Hare with Amber Eyes.
Bright Young Librarians December 8, 2021
Our Bright Young Librarians series continues today with Nick Twemlow, literary and poetry collections librarian at the Rose Library at Emory University in Atlanta.
Book Reviews December 7, 2021
Let’s take a closer look at our current issue’s Editor’s Shelf of engaging winter reads for bibliophiles.
Current Events & Trends December 6, 2021
At Bloomsbury on Tuesday, December 7, The History of Western Script: A further selection from The Schøyen Collection.
Book People December 2, 2021
Just weeks ago, Everyman’s Library published a splendid new volume in its Pocket Poets series, Books and Libraries: Poems.
Current Events & Trends December 1, 2021
The earliest known child’s letter to Santa Claus in Britain was sent in 1895 from a child in Lincolnshire addressed to ‘Father Christmas, The North Pole, G.P.O,’ but by the early 1900s thousands of letters were being sent annually, and in 1963 Postmaster General Reginald Bevins, head of the Gener
Current Events & Trends November 30, 2021
The estate of fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld is being liquidated in a series of sales, both live and online, that began last week and continue into mid-December.
Current Events & Trends November 29, 2021
A very busy week coming up: First up, the Music and Antiquarian Books and Manuscripts sale at Sotheby's London ends on Tuesday, November 30.
Current Events & Trends November 26, 2021
“Turn Every Page”: Inside the Robert A.