bibliophiles

A new acquisition at Penn Libraries illustrates why bibliophiles love Tristram Shandy, even if they aren't fans of author Laurence Sterne or eighteenth-century British fiction in general. Sterne had more than a passing interest in book production and design; every copy of the first edition of volume three of his most famous work, i.e.

Oakland, CA - The 52nd California International Antiquarian Book Fair, recognized as one of the world's largest and most prestigious exhibitions of antiquarian books, returns to Northern California, Friday, February 8 through Sunday, February 10, 2019 at the Oakland Marriott City Center. Sponsored by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (

With the holiday season fast upon us, we have already posted our shortlist of bookish gift ideas, which includes five recently published books about books worthy of your attention. Today, we're going to add five just-released titles to our

Within the next week subscribers will receive our summer issue featuring "Biblio 360," our annual listing of book clubs & societies, classes & workshops, events & exhibits of interest to book collectors. Until then, we wanted to call attention to some upcoming summer events in case you want to "book" your trip now!

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Earlier this year, Richard J. Ring reacquainted bibliophiles with the writing of an exemplary American librarian in his book, Lawrence C. Wroth's Notes for Bibliophiles in the New York Herald-Tribune, 1937-1947 (2016). Wroth not only served as librarian at the John Carter Brown Library at Brown

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There seem to be fewer articles about the death of the printed book, bookshop, bookseller, book lover, book collector, etc. and more about their resurrection lately. If not truly a pessimist, I consider myself dreadfully realistic. But a few weeks ago, I gave a talk at Drew University Library that turned into a discussion about why I'm optimistic about the future of the physical book. Here are

There are at least two exhibits on view in Boston that bibliophiles should not miss if they have the opportunity to poke around town before, after, and between book fairs. One is at Harvard's Houghton Library: From Austen to Zola:
Phantoms.jpgAre you bibliophile or a reader? Some people will say yes to both, like