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Freeman’s Moving to New Flagship Location in Philadelphia rebecca Thu, 09/05/2019 - 11:59

Philadelphia — After nearly a century at 1808 Chestnut Street, Freeman’s will be relocating its flagship location to Center City’s prestigious 2400 Market Street. Featuring a purpose-built gallery and auction room with corporate offices above, Freeman’s is excited to join the 600,000 square-foot development that has been recently hailed as one of the biggest and most visible mixed-use projects in Philadelphia.

Library of Congress Announces Winners of 2019 Literacy Awards

Washington, D.C. — Three organizations working to expand literacy and promote reading in the United States and worldwide will be awarded the 2019 Library of Congress Literacy Awards at the National Book Festival gala, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today.

Hayden and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein will award the top prizes to: ProLiteracy Worldwide of Syracuse, New York; American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults of Baltimore; and ConTextos of Chicago.

IFPDA Foundation Announces Annual Grants and Book Award

New York — Jenny Gibbs, Executive Director of the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) and David Tunick, President of the IFPDA Board of Directors, are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 IFPDA Foundation Grants and the 2019 IFPDA Foundation Book Award.

Each year, the IFPDA Foundation awards grants to museums and non-profit organizations from around the world for exhibitions, public programs, and scholarly publications.

2019 IFPDA Foundation Grant Recipients

The Dayton Literary Peace Prize Announces 2019 Finalists rebecca Wed, 08/28/2019 - 15:40

Dayton, OH – Recognizing the power of literature to promote peace and reconciliation, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation today announced the finalists for the 2019 Dayton Literary Peace Prize in fiction and nonfiction.
 

Minnesota Center for Book Arts Launches McKnight Fellowships for Book Artists

Minneapolis, MN — For the first time, two fellowships—which include an award of $25,000 each, as well as professional development experiences, opportunities to participate in national conferences, and public discussions with visiting critics and curators—will be available in 2020 to book artists living in the state of Minnesota.

Rare 2,000-Year-Old Text of Early Buddhism Now Online rebecca Tue, 07/30/2019 - 08:24

The Library of Congress has restored and made available online the Gandhara Scroll, a manuscript dating back to around the first century B.C., that offers insight into early Buddhist history. The scroll is one of the world’s oldest Buddhist manuscripts.

Pacific Voyages Catalogue & Exhibition from Peter Harrington Rare Books

London — Peter Harrington, the UK’s largest rare bookseller, this year celebrates its 50th anniversary, and has recently acquired a large collection of books of voyages in the Pacific Ocean from legendary book dealer Louis (Lou) Weinstein, formally of Heritage Book Shop, Beverly Hills, California. Since his retirement to Maui in 2007, Lou has been an enthusiastic collector of Hawaiiana with his fabulous collection boasting over 1,000 unique items.

Papers of President James Garfield Now Online

The papers of President James A. Garfield, who was assassinated in the first year of his short presidency, have been digitized and are now available online for the first time from the Library of Congress.

The Garfield collection includes approximately 80,000 items, mostly dating from 1850 to 1881. The collection is online at: loc.gov/collections/james-a-garfield-papers/about-this-collection.

Text Manuscripts Online Reaches 1,000 Manuscripts rebecca Wed, 07/17/2019 - 13:39

New York -- The online site run by Les Enluminures Ltd and dedicated to the description and sale of text manuscripts www.textmanuscripts.com was launched in September 2002. It offers the largest and most wide-ranging inventory of text manuscripts currently on the market. Numbered 1, 2, 3, and so on, manuscripts on the site have now reached the number 1000, the latter a medieval music manuscript for the Mass made more precious by the extraordinary High Renaissance, silk textile binding.