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A screenshot of the AAS Adopt-a-Book online catalog. Credit: BBRichter

Children across America are counting down the days until school gives way to the lazy, laid-back days of summer. While little ones take a break, the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) in Worcester, Massachusetts kicks off its summer season this weekend with the first of four multi-day seminars dedicated to various aspects of book history and
Instead of a Friday review, a Friday 'view' today -- a twelve-minute video describing the American Antiquarian Society: its collections, conservation processes, research projects. Watch for rare book dealer Bill Reese, historians David McCullough, Jill Lepore, and Nathaniel Philbrick, poet Honoree Jeffers, and lots of beautiful books and
WORCESTER, MA— In honor of the American Antiquarian Society’s (AAS) bicentennial, the Grolier Club of New York will host an exhibition entitled In Pursuit of a Vision: Two Centuries of Collecting at the American Antiquarian Society from September 12 through November 17, 2012.  
            In Pursuit of a Vision tells the story of the significant collectors, librarians, and bibliographers
Prompted by yesterday's blog from the American Antiquarian Society, I watched the Patriot Printer video on Vimeo (where a few other videos also look enticing, such as Vincent Golden's
Last month, the University of North Carolina press released A History of the Book in America, volume 2, which was actually the last in a series of 5 (published out of order). Volume 2, edited by Robert A. Gross and Mary Kelley, covers the 1790-1840 era, and contains essays by James N. Green, E. Jennifer Monaghan, and Scott E. Caspar,
At this year's NY book fair, I very luckily bumped into Stephen Ferguson, curator of rare books at Princeton University. I was on my way back in, he was on his way out -- out to the "shadow fair" downtown to track archives of G. & C. Merriam Co., the dictionary publisher. He told me he had noticed bits and pieces of Merriam's trade records popping up here and there over the past two years,