Mail Call: Fine Books’ Spring 2021 Issue

Spring is almost here, and this year, it’s apt to generate more feelings of rejuvenation than ever before—or, at least, in living memory.

Like you, we’ve made it through this pandemic year by sheltering at home with our books, attending virtual book fairs, and Zooming with colleagues and friends. We’ve also continued to cover the world of collecting both online and in print, and we think you’ll be pleased with our latest production: the spring 2021 issue, featuring a profile of America’s grammarian, Bryan A. Garner, and a look at Francisco Goya’s works on paper, now on exhibit at the Met.

Three of our spring stories are online, as well:

    Edward Carey’s Novels Embrace Art and Found Objects: An interview with the author/illustrator

    Collecting Leaf by Leaf: German book collector Wolf von Lojewski's unusual Nuremberg Chronicle

    Chicanx Prints that Slay: ¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

But wait, there’s more! Rare book curator Elizabeth Ott explores UNC’s wunderkammer collection, Jeremy Dibbell covers African Americana at auction, and Joel Silver discusses oral history in the book trade. As always, Nick Basbanes invites us into his conversation with some "Gently Mad" book collectors.

Subscribers should receive their copies in the mail later this week or next. Others may buy a copy here. Enjoy!