Digest

May 20, 2021
As befits a writer who rediscovered the Scottish crown jewels, has a major railway station named after one of his books, and largely created the historical novel format, the 250th anniversary celeb
February 22, 2021
Gilberto Cárdenas was a college student in Los Angeles when El Movimiento, or the Chicano Movement, took shape in California.
February 22, 2021
Wolf von Lojewski spontaneously bought five leaves from the Nuremberg Chronicle at an antiquarian bookshop in London nearly forty years ago.
February 22, 2021
There really was never any doubt that Edward Carey, author of the new novel The Swa
November 13, 2020
In spring 2019, Dr.
November 13, 2020
For millennia, artists around the world have illustrated the endless creative possibilities of humble paper. The ancient Chinese, who were the first to pound bark fibers into flexible sheets, …
November 6, 2020
In 2008, when Alicia Yin Cheng stumbled across an article in the New Yorker chronicling the strange, fraught history of American elections, she had no idea that just twelve years later she would be publishing a book on the visual history of the printed ballot.
October 5, 2020
It began with Begotten, filmmaker E. Elias Merhige’s 1989 black-and-white allegory about death and transformation.
August 11, 2020
There’s a pervasive notion that young people, screen in hand, do not enjoy books the way older generations do, and yet collegiate book collecting contests remain popular.
July 5, 2020
When Whitman College sociology professor Álvaro Santana-Acuña was in high school, he came across a story that would change his life.