private library

April 30, 2011
In 1821, Charles Knight -- who one day would attain a modest measure of fame as publisher of works like
March 27, 2011
Printing came late to my adopted state. 
February 27, 2011
If past ceremonies are any guide, there are going to be a lot of unhappy people at the conclusion of this evening's broadcast of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards.
November 28, 2010
I have always thought that if I had more time, money and bookshelves (a not uncommon complaint among book collectors!), it would be both fun and enlightening to try and collect as many titles as I cou
October 31, 2010
I love a well-illustrated book.

Judging from the prices that well-illustrated books often fetch at auction, I am not alone.
October 24, 2010
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary....

Is there anyone left who still ponders over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore?
October 17, 2010
It is the hour before dawn.
October 14, 2010
I'm using today's post to congratulate
October 10, 2010
This is all your fault, you know!
October 3, 2010
Ah, libraries!