As book historian David Pearson points out in this excellent compendium,
November 30, 2022
June 4, 2020
For many of us, the past three months of lockdown has meant extra time for reading. With no social or cultural events to attend, the books have beckoned.
May 11, 2020
There are many novels about bookshops, rather fewer about collectors of rare books, and almost none about book design.
November 21, 2019
It is perhaps inevitable that our quarterly roundup of books about books is heavy on heavy books, i.e. oversized, coffee-table tomes, the kind you might give or wish to receive as a holiday gift.
September 17, 2019
It’s September, that time of year that tends to bring us all back to the books, so to speak.
June 4, 2019
For many people summer brings at least a short break from the workaday world, time to be spent chipping away at personal projects and hobbies or simply reading a great (bookish) novel.
April 2, 2019
Few names bestir the hearts of book collectors and die-hard bibliophiles as much as Shakespeare and Gutenberg.
July 24, 2018
With all the news about book theft of late (in
March 1, 2018
Lost books, medieval manuscripts, and secret archives are favorite topics for novelists, and we bibliophiles can't seem to get enough of them.
December 7, 2017