- New from Johanna Drucker and colleagues at UCLA, History of the Book, which looks like it will be a tremendously useful resource.
- Simon Beattie offers a "Beginner's Guide" to decorated book papers on the ABAA blog.
- Lorraine Berry writes for the Guardian about our fascination with lost books.
- A full article has now been published in Review of English Studies on the recent identification of a Donne manuscript in the collections of Westminster Abbey.
- At American Book Collecting, "Samuel Hand and the First American Edition of De Bury's Philobiblon."
- Erin Schreiner's in Atlas Obscura with a piece looking at the New York Society Library's circulation records over time.
- Alison Flood reports for the Guardian about a potential new source for some of Shakespeare's plays, identified using plagiarism-detection software. See also Michael Blanding's piece in the NYTimes.
- The Huntington Library has acquired an interesting Darwin family photo album.
- Keith Houston has a Miscellany post on French language rules and naming regulations.
- Ed Simon offers a 350th-anniversary Paradise Lost reading list at The Millions.
- The BL's Medieval Manuscripts blog highlights Æthelflaed, Lady of the Mercians, and another post examines the carpet pages in the Lindisfarne Gospels.
- Alexander Zawacki writes for Atlas Obscura about a book of arsenic-filled wallpaper samples and how various libraries have dealt with it.
- Pradeep Sebastian has a Q&A with the Heavenly Monkey blog about his The Bookhunters of Katpadi.
- The Friends of Dard Hunter and APHA have issued a call for proposals for their joint conference, to be held in October in Iowa City: "Matrices: The Social Life of Paper, Print, and Art."
- Another call for papers to note, this one for a January 2019 conference in Nijmegen, "Private libraries and private library inventories, 1665–1830:
Locating, studying and understanding sources, in Europe and beyond."
- Business Insider visits a Venice bookshop with a somewhat unconventional method keeping its books dry.
- Over on the Clements Library blog, "The Ins and Outs of Cataloguing Atlases."
- Jon Stubbs' Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel; review by PD Smith in the Guardian.
- Serinity Young's Women Who Fly; review by Michael Dirda in the WaPo.
- Unreserved Printed Books including books from The Alan & Joan Tucker Collection at Dominic Winter Auctioneers on 14 February.
- Rare Books, Manuscripts, Maps & Photographs at Lyon & Turnbull on 14 February.
- Collection d'un Bibliophile: Livres & Manuscrits Précieux, 1478–1977 at Binoche et Giquello on 14 February.
- Libri, Manoscritti e Autografi at Pandolfini on 14 February.
- Icons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks at Swann Galleries on 15 February.
- Political Memorabilia including the Daniel Schofield Collection at Eldreds on 16 February.