Mark Samuels Lasner

The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America announces the winners of the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest.

First Prize: Elias SernaUniversity of California-Riverside, The Chicano Movement

Second Prize: Ashley Young, Duke University, New Orleans' Nourishing Networks

Third Prize: Amanda Zecca, Johns Hopkins

The Grolier Club in New York City opened its new exhibit, American Little Magazines of the 1890s: A Revolution in Print. A product of the 'Gay Nineties,' little magazines, with names like Yellow Book, Chap-Book, the Philistine, and the Echo, are associated with the avant-garde and the emerging modern art movement. Sometimes

American Little Magazines of the 1890s: A Revolution in Print

At the Grolier Club

February 20-April 27, 2013


The long smouldering passion of revolt at conservatism in English art and literature...resulted in a bilious explosion, the Yellow Book. ...The seed fell, as British seed usually does, on America; it grew, and began to flourish. ...Strangely fashioned

"Who Owns the Legacy of Oscar Wilde?"
An Interdisciplinary Conference
Drew University, Madison, NJ
1-2 June 2012

Who was Oscar Wilde? An aesthete who subverted philistine values, or pandered to bourgeois taste?  The first modern dramatist, or the last of the Victorian playwrights? An Irish nationalist, or an Anglophile? A socialist, or a shrewd literary entrepreneur? An
"The Angel Leaves the House: Women Bookmakers & the Aesthetic Page"

March 28-May 11, 2012
Exhibition at Mills College
F.W. Olin Library, Oakland, CA

During the Aesthetic Movement women not only inspired art, they also made it. That women were active participants in the Cult of Beauty is sometimes overlooked, but women wrote, drew, painted, photographed,