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Mexico City Is for Literature Lovers
A guide to the vibrant bibliophile scene of CDMX
By Daniel Scheffler
Arks of Living Words
How books are helping protect endangered languages from disappearing
By Santiago Flórez
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Gently Mad
Touching the Past
With medieval manuscript expert Christopher de Hamel
Climate Change in the Archives
A New Era for One of the Oldest Libraries in the US
Curses Upon Book Thieves
Poetry in America’s National Parks
A Print Expression of Black Modernism
Harlem Renaissance artist Aaron Douglas
In View
Beyond the Puzzle of Vivian Maier
A new look at the enigmatic photographer
Beyond the Basics
How to Describe a Book
Fredson Bowers’s Principles of Bibliographical Description
In the Library
The First Public Library of the Americas
The evolution of a Mexican city’s 400-year-old collection
Fine Maps
Canada’s Forgotten Cartographer
Shanawdithit drew maps to rescue her history from obscurity
From Alchemy to Cartographic Propaganda
A roundup of rare books, broadsides, maps, and more
On the Block
The Library of a Lifetime
Robin de Beaumont’s incredible Victorian binding collection at auction
How I Got Started
Drive-In Movie Ephemera
Collector Joe Fay
Thanks to the meticulous notes of centuries-old botanists, farmers, and hearty sailors plying the ocean’s depths, researchers can use rare books and…
In the heart of Charleston, South Carolina’s downtown, stands an impressive Beaux-Arts structure often mistaken for an opera house or a city hall.…
Chaining your books to the shelf to protect them from light-fingered readers has fallen out of fashion, but maybe it’s time to fall back on another…
Ada Limón, the twenty-fourth United States poet laureate, has frequently written about nature in her six poetry books. Her poems are populated not…