Rare Book School

Before next weekend’s Boston Antiquarian Book Fair, why not head to Massachusetts a few days early to attend a lecture on the tools the Brontë sisters used to compose their novels. Associate Director and Curator of Collections at Rare Book School Barbara Heritage will discuss her

A few years ago, I didn't know I would be moving to England, didn't know I would be entering the book trade, and didn't foresee how jealous I would be as my good friend and former employer, Stephanie Valdez, co-owner of Community and Terrace bookstores, in Brooklyn, NY, signed up and received a scholarship to attend the long-running Antiquarian Book

I sat down for lunch with my friend Phil and gave him some news that he found shocking: I told him I was thinking hard about selling my once-treasured personal library. I was ready to let it all go -- every rare book about the American Revolution, a small collection of artifacts like a wrought iron camp stove, my big oil on canvas painting of George

The Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) is pleased to announce it will offer to a book collector, for the first time ever, a scholarship in the amount of $750 to be used at one of the several book seminars offered in the U.S. and the UK.

The Independent Online Booksellers Association is an international trade organization for internet booksellers:

IOBA awards two scholarships annually to support the professional development of its member booksellers, without regard to their level of accomplishment or the length of their time in the book trade.  IOBA believes that every well-educated, well-informed, and ethical bookseller is a credit to the trade and the organization and considers these scholarships to be an investment in the future of

Rare Book School announces its 2013 course schedule. Join us this summer as we celebrate 20 years at the University of Virginia, and 30 years in operation!
In 2013, RBS will offer courses at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville (June-August), the Lillian Goldman Law Library, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Library, and Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University
Charlottesville, VA, October 1, 2012 — Rare Book School (RBS) at the University of Virginia has been awarded an $896,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a new three-year fellowship program, The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography, whose aim is to reinvigorate bibliographical studies within the humanities.

The Mellon Fellowship program
Rare Book School welcomes applications for its upcoming course, "The Art of
the Book in Edo and Meiji Japan, 1615-1912," which will be taught by Ellis Tinios, Honorary Lecturer at the University of Leeds, visiting researcher at
Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, and special assistant to the Japanese Section of the Department of Asia, British Museum. The course will take place during 3-7
I am forever fascinated by bibliophiles who go beyond focusing their energy and resources on the collected works of one author to acquiring as many different copies as they can of a single book, oftentimes to the exclusion of pretty much everything else. In