book history

Our Bright Young Things series continues today with Spencer W. Stuart, a collections advisor and book historian in Canada.

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Worcester, MA — The Council of the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) announces that Scott E. Casper has been chosen to be the next president of the national learned society and research library of pre-twentieth-century American history and culture. Casper will be the eighth president in the 208-year history of the Society, succeeding Ellen S

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. Nevertheless, all are useful and beautiful additions to a book lover’s shelves.

Worcester, MA — Kevin A. Wisniewski, Ph.D. has joined the staff of the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) as director of book history and digital initiatives. Dr. Wisniewski earned his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He also holds two masters, one in English and History from the University of Pennsylvania and one in

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Our Bright Young Librarians series continues today with Matt Bird, Special Collections Manager at Vigo County Public Library in Terre Haute, Indiana:

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Wayne A. Wiegand, a leading scholar of American public libraries and American book history, has been appointed a distinguished visiting scholar at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. His appointment begins in January 2017 and will conclude in early May.

Wiegand is the F. William Summers Professor Emeritus of Library and Information Studies and American Studies at