Inside Autumn 2023
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A Combustion of Forces
An exhibition brings together the insightful power of writers Joan Didion and Hilton Als
By Dian Parker
Paper Galleries
Collaboration, resource sharing, and the continued growth of artists’ books
By Megan N. Liberty
Special Supplement
A preview of some of the auctions coming up this autumn
Gently Mad
Voices in Clay
A scholar of Assyrian history translates ancient texts for a dialogue crossing millennia
Visualizing Climate Change through Thoreau’s Herbarium
With Best Wishes from Blue
Endearing notes from A. A. Milne
In View
Before Her Time
The pioneering photography of Lora Webb Nichols
Beyond the Basics
A Path Can Start Anywhere
On serendipitous discovery through reading
Legendary Giants and Blockbuster Fantasy Art
A roundup of first editions, maps, ephemera, and a couple of cheeky greeting cards
On the Block
Kaleidoscopic Treasures
The vibrant library of Norman R. Bobins
How I Got Started
The Apron Museum
Collector Carolyn Terry
In the archives of poet Gwendolyn E. Brooks, now housed at the University of Illinois Rare Book and Manuscript Library, is a single tissue stashed in…
A love letter to Bed-Stuy.” That’s how OlaRonke Akinmowo first framed the mobile book-sharing project she began in 2015 in the Brooklyn neighborhood…
Anthony Frederick Sarg (1880-1942) was, at heart, a big kid who created puppets and other toys, illustrated fantastical picture books, and pulled off…
Even when fielding everyday reference queries at the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin, I try not only to provide basic…