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London — Senate House Library, University of London, has digitized over 80,000 pages from over 300 rare Renaissance texts dated 1474-1600 and they are now available to view online (free to all registered university library users across the UK).

New York — Swann Galleries announces Deborah Rogal as the new Director of the Photographs & Photobooks department, as longtime Swann Vice President and Photo Director Daile Kaplan steps down after 30 years with the house.

Deborah Rogal joined the Swann Galleries’ Photographs & Photobooks department in 2006, and has served as its Associate Director since 2014. She has presided

Minneapolis — Minnesota Center for Book Arts is delighted to announce the 2020 McKnight Book Artist Fellows, Paula McCartney and Lisa Nebenzahl. These inaugural fellows mark the beginning of MCBA’s partnership with the McKnight Foundation’s Artist Fellowship program,

Worcester, MA — The Council of the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) announces that Scott E. Casper has been chosen to be the next president of the national learned society and research library of pre-twentieth-century American history and culture. Casper will be the eighth president in the 208-year history of the Society, succeeding Ellen S

London — Peter Harrington has launched its latest literature catalogue - its first to specialise in fantasy and science fiction – which includes rarities spanning a broad selection of popular and specialist genres.

A rare first edition of Mary Shelley’s The Last Man in original boards is a timely highlight of the selection, with

Charlottesville, VA — Rare Book School has selected an inaugural cohort of 15 fellows to join the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Heritage (RBS-Mellon CH Fellowship). Fellows will participate in a three-year program that includes an orientation, Rare Book School coursework, community symposia, and other activities relating to multicultural collections and

Asheville, NC — In its ongoing commitment to support independent bookshops, Biblio.com is partnering with Bookshop.org to create new avenues of revenue and growth for our booksellers. The partnership is a natural fit, as both organizations provide a solid online marketplace for independent booksellers, many of whom are pivoting to selling online to mitigate the effects of the Coronavirus

San Marino, CA — The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced today that it has acquired the papers of Gilbert, Florence, and Leslee See Leong, members of two of the earliest and most prominent Chinese American families in Los Angeles: the Leong family and the See family. The See family's story was chronicled by novelist Lisa See

New York — The New York Society Library is proud to announce the winners of the 2019 New York City Book Awards. Founded in 1995, these awards honor the best books about New York City published in a given year, regardless of genre. As New York City’s oldest cultural institution, the Library is uniquely suited to present the New York City Book Awards.

The winning books:

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Boston — The Boston Athenæum announces the appointment of Leah Rosovsky as Stanford Calderwood Director, becoming the seventeenth leader in the Athenæum’s 213-year history. Rosovsky, who served as Vice President for Strategies and Programs at Harvard University until 2019, will assume her role at the Athenæum later this month.