Summer 2019

Celebrating Whitman

The 'Good Gray Poet' turns 200

By Matthew Wills

Gaga for Gonzo

Inside one fan's Hunter S. Thompson collection

By Holly George-Warren

Biblio 360

Our annual guide to clubs, classes, exhibitions, book fairs & more

Gently Mad

The View from Arrowhead

A trip to Melville's inspiring abode


The evolving history (and collectibility) of community cookbooks

book The Wonder Book philosophy

art Illuminated bestiaries

object Apollo 11 artifacts


Speculation & Confusion

A trader's golden rules

In View

Curating an Identity

A century of self-portraits, from Thomas Hart Benton's painted vision of himself to smartphone selfies

Beyond the Basics

In Praise of Booksellers

An introduction to festschriften

Fine Maps

Halley at the Helm

The famous astronomer's take on magnetic declination

In the Library

Odd Volumes

What a mismatched set of early Buddhist texts can reveal


Hop, Waddle, Pop-up

A roundup of first editions, manuscripts, and fine art

On the Block

Medicine Through the Ages

A doctor's book collection set hearts aflutter

How I Got Started

Ornithology & Auduboniana

Collector Peter Logan