Sunday, January 06, 2019

Links & Reviews

Happy New Year! I've been using the first week of 2019 to read through a backlog of biblio-periodicals and articles, in preparation for work on various projects over the next couple months. It's been very pleasant to get (at least mostly) caught up - I recommend it!

- From Kurt Zimmerman, "Untrodden Paths in Book Collecting" (republishing his classic 1997 Firsts piece).

- Rare Book Monthly's January articles include Michael Stillman's look back at the top 500 book auction sales of 2018,  Susan Howard reflecting on forty years of independent bookselling, and Michael Stillman on the case of Kevin Schuwer, charged with thefts of Mormon material from several Utah institutions.

- Over on the BL blog, a roundup of their recent Manuscripts in the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms conference.

- London's Feminist Library has been saved from closure thanks to a major fundraising drive.

Reviews

- Bridget Collins' The Binding; review by Sandra Newman in the Guardian.

- Mark Dery's Born to be Posthumous; review by Robert Gottlieb in the NYTimes.

- Patt Morrison's Don't Stop the Presses!; review by Liz Ohanesian in the LATimes.

Upcoming Auctions

- Books and Works on Paper at Forum Auctions on 10 January (online sale).

- Literature of the 19th & 20th Centuries, with the Glenn Todd Collection of Arion Press at PBA Galleries on 10 January.

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