A. N. Devers
At the end of October, the University of London will host a one-day symposium called Women and the Book, noting that this year, the University of London celebrates the 150th anniversary of women's first access to university education in Britain with the intake of eight women at Queen Mary College.
In 2012 Fine Books interviewed Brooke Palmieri as a Bright Young Thing (renamed Bright Young Booksell
Over 100 rare book, photo, print, and ephemera dealers will fill the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, this weekend and transform the space into a celebration of art and the written word with a series of events and 50,000 of their most favorite finds of the season. This year, the fair commissioned artist and animator Nicole Antebi of Hudson Valley Motion Graphics to highlight the book fair and the unique opportunity it provides to find and build meaningful collections. Take a look:
There are books about rare book collecting, and then there are books that are simply bibliophilic in nature -- booklovers' delights. There are a couple coming out or forthcoming that are fun and full of frivolity and worth pointing out to readers of Fine Books.
A couple of months ago I published a piece in the Guardian about my decision to start a rare book business focused on work by women, particularly women writers, and the unequal treatment of books by women in the trade. The piece received a good deal of attention, and I didn't know if anyone would notice or pay attention, particularly outside of the rare book trade.