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Waverly Rare Books to Auction 360 Lots of Modern Prints, Posters & Works on Paper, Jan. 24

Falls Church, Virginia - An auction of fine-quality modern prints, posters and works on... read more

Suntup Editions to Publish Fine Press Limited Edition of "Rosemary’s Baby"

Irvine, CA - Suntup Editions, publisher of fine limited edition books and art prints,... read more

CA Antiquarian Book Fair to Feature Rare and Eclectic Items, Feb. 8-10

Oakland, CA - The 52nd California International Antiquarian Book Fair, one of the world's... read more

Greenwich Village Antiquarian Book Fair Celebrates 40 Years

New York — In its 40th year, the Greenwich Village Antiquarian Book Fair is... read more

Only Known Surviving Muslim American Slave Autobiography Goes Online at the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress has acquired and made available online the Omar Ibn Said... read more

Rare Books & Portfolios in Vintage Posters Auction at Swann on Feb. 7

New York--Swann Galleries will offer a sale of Vintage Posters on Thursday, February 7.... read more

Getty Museum Presents "Mapping Space: Recent Acquisitions in Focus"

Los Angeles - Photography’s dynamic relationship to the landscape can be traced to the... read more

Elysa Voshell Named Next Executive Director of MN Center for Book Arts

Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) announced today that Elysa Voshell will be its... read more

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(From the Fine Books blog)

In his latest exhibition Bookshelf File Cards, at the Leo Kamen Gallery in Toronto, Cliff Eyland “reengages his lifelong obsession with books and art by painting abstract images of books on shelves.” —Michael Lieberman

Richard Brathwaite. Ar’t asleepe husband? London, 1640. ©Folger Shakespeare Library

Video game company Electronic Arts announced a couple of months ago that it plans to make a video game version of Dante’s Inferno. —Chris Lowenstein

The standard brick and mortar general rare bookshop is, for the most part, alas, a thing of the past. The Internet is now the world's general rare book shop. —Stephen J. Gertz

Whatever your relationship to sleep, the latest exhibit at the Folger Shakespeare Library, To Sleep, Perchance to Dream, [through May 30] is worth staying awake for. —Michael Lieberman

Basbanes on Lincoln’s Grammar

What a splendid article about my favorite book! I'm making a print-out of it for our files. Thank you soooo … much. And your timing is impeccable: The grammar is in the Lincoln Bicentennial exhibit [now open] at the library.

Clark Evans

Senior Reference Librarian, Special Collections

Library of Congress

Washington, D.C.

Aw, Shucks

I was an exhibitor at Codex in Berkeley [where] I had the great pleasure of meeting and talking to Ann Loftin. I congratulate you on having employed so curious and intelligent a person as Ann to cover book events like Codex. So often we who make books are faced with gibbering cretins who see anything with more than a sentence on the page as a “classic” and view any book produced by hand as “quaint.” Ann has the gift of looking before she talks, and of asking good questions when the time is right.

Crispin Elsted
Barbarian Press
British Columbia, Canada

I would like to thank Ann Loftin for her perceptive coverage of the exciting bibliosphere in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was uplifting to see so many artists and collectors and booksellers and printers and bookbinders and papermakers and poets all jammed into so many happy places … especially the generous parties and feasts, private dinners at Chez Panisse, and bar hopping and bowling (a French contingent from Paris went bowling with one of the young CODEX volunteers after the extremely happy closing dinner).

Peter Koch
The Codex Foundation
Berkeley, Ca.

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