As book historian David Pearson points out in this excellent compendium,
November 30, 2022
August 24, 2022
A new online project to make historic correspondence related to the founding of the Oxford English Dictionary freely available is now underway.
August 3, 2022
Although funding for bookbinding courses in the UK is at a perilous level, a new traveling celebration of the finest i
June 7, 2022
A new exhibition at Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries takes a look at the touchy-feely aspect of books from medieval times to the present day.
December 28, 2021
Manuscripts, early prints, maps, and other treasures from the Bodleian Libraries’ collections in Oxford are on show in a new exhibition examining how 600 years of Anglo-Dutch history have affected
December 14, 2021
Book collecting prizes for students have restarted in the UK after a Covid-enforced lapse.
December 1, 2021
The earliest known child’s letter to Santa Claus in Britain was sent in 1895 from a child in Lincolnshire addressed to ‘Father Christmas, The North Pole, G.P.O,’ but by the early 1900s thousands of
October 14, 2021
Four hundred years ago, Oxford scholar Robert Burton published what some now consider the ‘grandfather of all self-help manuals,’ The Anatomy of Melancholy.
August 26, 2021
Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries announced last week a significant milestone in its digitization initiative.
May 27, 2021
Earlier this month, with spring in the air, the Bodleian Libraries at Oxford University debuted its new exhibition, Roots to Seeds