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Books, books, and more books—yes, please! Here are five new titles with serious bibliophilic tendencies.

Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys Into the Medieval World

Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys Into the Medieval World

Penguin Press, $45

Christopher de Hamel, who developed his expertise with medieval manuscripts during a long career with Sotheby's, chronicles here his visits to twelve of the world's treasured manuscripts. From the earliest book in medieval England to the incomparable Book of Kells to the oldest manuscript of the Canterbury Tales, this eminently readable and beautifully illustrated book is a rare treat. Published in the UK last year, the book has won numerous awards, including the 2017 Wolfson History Prize.

Courtesy of Penguin Random House.

Botanical Sketchbooks

Botanical Sketchbooks

Princeton Architectural Press in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, $40

Sourced from collections all over the world, this pretty collection of botanical sketches from the likes of John Muir, Maria Sibylla Merian, Mark Catesby, and others is sure to please those book and art lovers whose particular interest is the natural world. Authors Helen and William Bynum provide the perfect amount of explanatory text to accompany each image.

Courtesy of Princeton Architectural Press.

Making Books: A Guide to Creating Handcrafted Books

Making Books: A Guide to Creating Handcrafted Books

Princeton Architectural Press in association with the London Centre for Book Arts, $35

This handy manual offers beginners and advanced artists alike a comprehensive overview of the tools, principles, and techniques used in hand bookbinding. Step-by-step instructions, photographs, and illustrations lead aspiring bookbinders through six projects.

Courtesy of Princeton Architectural Press.

Revival Type: Digital Typefaces Inspired by the Past

Revival Type: Digital Typefaces Inspired by the Past

Yale University Press, $40

Tour through typographic history in this vividly illustrated new book by award-winning designer, typographer, and design historian Paul Shaw. Typophiles will enjoy learning how pre-digital typefaces and letterforms are being revived and updated by contemporary designers.

Courtesy of Yale University Press.

I'd Rather Be Reading: A Library of Art for Book Lovers

I'd Rather Be Reading: A Library of Art for Book Lovers

Chronicle Books, $12.95

In this compendium of poems, quotations, and short essays paired with contemporary art, photography, and illustrations, author Guinevere de la Mare creates the perfect gift book for just about anyone on your list. It's short and sweet, an ode to all things bookish. Including an essay by bestselling author and bookseller Ann Patchett.

Courtesy of Chronicle Books.

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Rebecca Rego Barry is the editor of Fine Books & Collections. Jeremy Howell is a rare book collector and an occasional contributor to the Fine Books blog.