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Our Bright Young Librarians series continues today with Katherine Litwin, library director at the…
The desk on which Dame Hilary Mantel wrote her multi-award-winning Wolf Hall trilogy will be…
Crossing the auction block in New York tomorrow is this incredibly neat piece of library ephemera: a ca.
Book People April 5, 2022
Kelmscott Manor in Oxfordshire, England, the home of designer and writer William Morris (1834-1896), reopened to the public on April 1, after a 30-mont
A very busy week is coming up in the auction rooms.
It’s April and that means it’s National Poetry Month, the perfect time to share this news from Louisiana State University’s Special Collections: “The Wyatt Houston Day Collection of Poetry by African Americans, the most important private colle
Earlier this month, the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport issued a temporary export ban on an early seventeenth-century music manuscript.
Book People March 29, 2022
Sara Gran, LA novelist and screenwriter, has a new bibliomystery out entitled "The Book of the Most Precious Substance
An Elizabethan-era book has been discovered in an unlikely, yet absolutely perfect, location: “under straw in the eaves of a thatched cottage in north Wiltshire,” according to the UK-based auction house that is
More than a few auctions on tap this week. Here's what I'll be watching:
Fairs March 24, 2022
This is the second of our two-part, shorter-than-usual Rare Book Week preview; part I covered book fairs, part II covers auctions and exhibitions.
Book Reviews March 23, 2022
At a time when most fictional detectives seem to have some kind of unusual quirk, terrible relationship history, or appalling skeleton in the closet, it’s nice to come across the virtuous and jolly Sergeant Wigan who leads the way in