Summer 2015

Documenting America

Farm Security Administration photographer Marion Post Wolcott’s dusty roadways, juke joints, and tenant houses.

By Jonathan Shipley

Look Beyond Books

Literary-themed ephemera and realia can be substantial additions—or extravagant centerpieces—to book collections.

By Erin Blakemore

Gently Mad

A Bibliomaniac in Paradise

Library conservation efforts pay off in Hawaii


The Allure of Vintage Travel Posters

book Adventures in Bookbinding

art Icelandic Imagery

object The Brontës’ Table


Miniature Martyrs

A tiny tome makes a big splash

Book Art

Serving the Muse

An interview with Carolee Campbell

Beyond the Basics

Collecting Old Books on a Budget

Suggestions for frugal collectors

In the Library

Japanese Books Under the Occupation

The University of Maryland’s Prange Collection

Fine Maps

Maps from the “Stone Age”

How lithography revolutionized map publishing


From Choirbooks to Comics

A roundup of first editions, manuscripts, maps, and fine art

On the Block

Thinning the Herd

Larry McMurtry Sells his Wells

How I Got Started

Sherlock Holmes & Vincent Starrett

Collector Ray Betzner