If you can support your favorite bookstores and booksellers and publishers in any way during all this, please do. It's rough out there. Oh, and if you're a library administrator, close the library for now, please.
- Probably inevitably, London Rare Books School has cancelled its sessions for 2020.
- The Sammelband post for April is "Teaching Materiality with Virtual Instruction."
- Scott Ellwood has a post on the Grolier Club's blog about what seems to be Sir Thomas Phillipps' earliest book catalogue.
- Don't miss Aaron Pratt's "Sometimes You Want Your Blank Blank."
- From the Middle Temple Library blog, "Provenance Mysteries: Injury by Beard."
- Some great, timely character sleuthing by Keith Houston at Shady Characters in "Miscellany No. 87: A Coronavirus Conundrum."
- From Emily Isakson for the AAS blog, "Mapping the World: Understanding Women's Education Through Geography."
- The Bewick Society blog highlights a new book by Nigel Tattersfield, Dealing in Deceit: Edwin Pearson of the 'Bewick Repository' Bookshop, 1838–1901.
- On the N-YHS blog, "An Ambrotype Army from the Cased Image File."
- From Laura Cleaver at History Matters, "The Sauce of the Middle Ages."
- Elizabeth Ryan writes for the Stanford Hidden Treasures blog, "Encounters with Binder's Waste in Stanford Libraries' Conservation Department."
- From Penn's Special Collections Processing blog, Cory Austin Knudson offers "Some Thoughts on my Favorite Dissertation Ever Written."
- April's Rare Book Monthly articles are up.
Upcoming Auctions (online)
- Jiao Bingzhen Album at The Potomack Company on 8 April.
- Fine Literature featuring a Collection of Rudyard Kipling at Doyle on 15 April.
- Fine Books and Manuscripts at Potter & Potter on 18 April.