Molly Manning: The Best-Read Army in the World

Sponsored by The Grolier Club In recognition of Banned Book Week, Molly Manning will speak on censorship and propaganda in connection with the themes of her exhibition, "The Best Read Army in the World." During World War II—a time of rampant propaganda, censorship, and Nazi book bans in Europe—the United States military sent troops into […]

Zelia Nuttall & Early Modern Mexican Pictorial Mss

Sponsored by The Grolier Club Join ASU Professor Seonaid Valiant on how a Gilded Age anthropologist made discoveries about a British aristocrat's Mixtec Codex. Register here:

Manuscript Mondays: The Original Wikipedia

Sponsored by The Manuscript Society “The Original Wikipedia:  18th Century Chinese Emperor Qianlong’s Siku Quanshu Project” Free, Live Webinar Monday, October 3, 2023 – 8:00 PM Eastern, 5:00PM Pacific (U.S. and Canada) Presenter: Susan Lahey, MA, ISA CAPP Moderator: Brian Kathenes In 1772, Emperor Qianlong of China, a prolific poet, major art patron, and insatiable collector, ordered the largest […]

Ken Gloss: A Bookseller’s Improbable Finds

Sponsored by The Grolier Club October 5, 6:00pm New York Time Join Ken Gloss of Boston's Brattle Book Shop as he speaks on improbable and wonderful finds throughout his career. This is how he describes the surprises he's experienced while bookselling: “One day you find yourself drinking from Thomas Jefferson’s coffee service, and the next […]

Handpress Era/Early Printing FABS Zoom Group Meeting (Join Us!)

Sponsored by FABS Interested in the early age of print? Join us on Zoom! Members of this group show and discuss examples of “printed books and other printed works created before ca. 1800.” Examples of past discussions: a red frisket sheet found in binder's waste in a 17th-century book, and the edition printed using it; […]

Up-Biblum God: The Algonquian Bible, Native Labor and Indigenous Futures

Sponsored by The Baxter Society and the Bowdoin College Library. Kimberly Toney, Coordinating Curator of Native American and Indigenous Collections at Bowdoin College Library, will speak on the Algonquian Bible. Free and open to the public on Zoom. To register and receive a Zoom link, contact:  

Elizabeth Bradley on Washington Irving

Sponsored by The Caxton Club Halloween approaches. It’s Friday the 13th. The path to the Caxton meeting is illuminated by the faint glow of a Zoom screen. And are those the sounds of hoofbeats approaching from behind? Could it be a hurrying Hessian? With all of that, not even Van Winkle could nod off as […]

The Private Libraries of Early Modern British Women

Sponsored by The Grolier Club UMass Amherst professor and recent Grolier Helfand fellow Joe Black will speak on early modern women's libraries. Register here:

FABS Bindings Special Interest Group

Sponsored by FABS The Bindings special interest Zoom group will meet Mon October 16, at 4:30-5:50pm Pacific/7:30-8:50pm Eastern. Thereafter, meetings will be held on the third Monday of the month. “The Bindings Interest Group hosts discussions and presentations that share collections and information on bookbindings of all periods. Topics include, but are not limited to, […]

FABS 19th Century Special Interest Group Meeting (Join Us!)

Sponsored by FABS Next meeting: October 19 The 19th Century special interest group will meet the third Thursday of the month from 4:30-5:30pm Pacific/7:30-8:30pm Eastern. This SIG offers “a broad look at the 19th Century bibliophilic world; presentations and discussion for collectors, scholars, creatives and other book professionals.” To register, contact Jennifer at

Jason Dean on Texas printer Carl Herzog

Sponsored by The Grolier Club Jason W. Dean will give a talk on an under-appreciated figure in the history of the fine press, Texas printer Carl Hertzog (1902-1984). In his career of 61 years, he earned numerous awards and wide recognition, including from the AIGA and the Rounce and Coffin Club. Hertzog was responsible for […]

Bibliophilic Delights from the Gennadius Library in Athens

Sponsored by The Grolier  Club Maria Georgopoulou on the latest discoveries of how the Gennadius Library in Athens came to be. With highlights including early editions of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey and a laurel wreath belonging to Lord Byron, the Library sheds light on Hellenism, Greece, and neighboring civilizations from antiquity to modern times. Register […]