book history

November 30, 2022
As book historian David Pearson points out in this excellent compendium,
November 10, 2022
It’s no secret that bibliophiles who enjoy reading fiction are often drawn to novels set in bookshops.
November 9, 2022
The Smithsonian Libraries and Archives presents a new exhibition, “Nature of the Book,” at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History November
July 30, 2022
In 1821, Charles Knight -- who one day would attain a modest measure of fame as publisher of works like
July 27, 2022
Printing came late to my adopted state. 
July 25, 2022
One room was abandoned when the piles neared the ceiling, and at some point a subsidence of books blocked the door from the inside, sealing the room off.
July 25, 2022
New York – This fall, the Grolier Club in New York City—America’s oldest and largest society for bibliophiles—presents a special exhibition that details h
July 23, 2022
Five little puppies dug a hole under the fence and went for a walk in the wide, wide world....

 

It has been almost seven decades since those words first appeared i
July 19, 2022
In an ideal world, we all would have whatever time and money we need to construct the private libraries of our dreams.
July 3, 2022
Ah, libraries!
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