A Collection of Early English Books: Reading in the Age of Shakespeare

Sponsored by The Book Club of California An in-person and virtual presentation by Paul Chrzanowski, book collector Book collector Paul Chrzanowski donated his collection of nearly 150 early English books to the UCLA William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. The collection includes copies of the second and fourth folio editions of Shakespeare’s collected plays (1632 and […]

Manuscript Mondays: “Thanksgiving Leftovers” Open Discussion

Sponsored by The Manuscript Society Manuscript Mondays Thanksgiving Leftovers: A Manuscript Society virtual gathering! Monday, December 4, 2023 – 8:00PM Eastern, 5:00PM Pacific Moderator: Brian Kathenes – We’ll chat about our favorite manuscript memories from 2023 – Share a favorite piece from your collection – Ask questions of fellow members – Talk about what’s in […]

Virtual Tour and Curator Q&A: The Best-Read Army in the World

Sponsored by The Grolier Club Virtual Tour of "Best Read Army" followed by a live Q&A with curator Molly Guptill Manning via Zoom. During World War II, one of the most important weapons U.S. troops wielded was the written word. At a time when propaganda and censorship choked free thought, the U.S. military fought against […]

Virtual Lecture: French Novelist’s Return from History’s Dustbin

Sponsored by The Grolier Club Free and Open to the Public on Zoom: Dec 7, 6:00pm Eastern time Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-lecture-french-novelists-return-from-historys-dustbin-tickets-719361448457?aff=ebdsoporgprofile The French 19th-century writer Fanny Reybaud has been relegated to the dustbin of literary history, even in her homeland, but not necessarily due to lack of talent. Her works included short stories, poems and […]

FABS Handpress Era Zoom Group

Sponsored by FABS Join us for an hour of presentations and conversation focused on printed materials to 1800! All are welcome. Contact Jennifer at info@fabsocieties.org for a link. The Handpress Era Group meets the second Monday of the month at 7:30pm Eastern/4:30pm Pacific. .

Virtual Lecture: Mara Frazier on Capturing Dance on Paper

Sponsored by The Grolier Club Free and Open to the Public  Dec 12, 6:00pm Eastern time Register for Zoom link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-lecture-mara-frazier-on-capturing-dance-on-paper-tickets-719361358187?aff=ebdsoporgprofile Translating the evanescent art of dance into textual form presents a unique dilemma—how to capture a time-based, corporeal art form into writing? Throughout history, dance documentarians have devised intricate methods of notation and […]

Russell Johnson on Five Centuries of Collecting Vesaliana

Sponsored by The Caxton Club When/Where: 12/15/2023 12:00 PM CT/1:00 PM ET Zoom presentation is free and open to all. Preregistration required via website. Register here: https://caxtonclub.org/event-5494985 EVENT DETAILS: December Midday Program If Cole Porter had been penning tunes during the sixteenth century he might have jumped on the Andreas Vesalius bandwagon to come up […]

FABS 19th Century Zoom Group

Sponsored by FABS Join us for an hour of convivial discussion about all things 1800s and bibliophilic! Contact Jennifer at info@fabsocieties.org for a link. The 19th Century group meets the third Thursday of the month at 7:30pm Eastern, 4:30pm Pacific.

The Newly Discovered Notebook of Isaac Newton

Sponsored by The Book Club of California Jan 17, 6:00pm Pacific Time The newly discovered notebook of Isaac Newton An in-person and virtual presentation by Scott Mandelbrote, Fellow, Director of Studies in History, and Perne and Ward Librarian, at Peterhouse, University of Cambridge, UK. He is also the editorial director of the Newton Project. Zoom […]

Virtual Exhibition Tour and Q&A: Jeffrey Johnson on “Whodunit?”

Sponsored by The Grolier Club Free and Open to the Public; virtual tour Feb 5, 6:00pm -7:30pm Eastern Time Whodunit? Key Books in Detective Fiction features selections from Grolier Club member Jeffrey Johnson’s more than 400-piece collection of detective novels from the nineteenth and early twentieth century. The exhibition highlights more than 90 early examples of […]

The Life, Motto, and Library of William Walker (1570-1642), Vicar of Chiswick

Sponsored by The Book Club of California Feb 12, 6:00pm Pacific Time An in-person and virtual presentation by Alan H. Nelson, Professor Emeritus, Department of English, University of California, Berkeley Zoom registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_759LIhnbSYGbxvT3eh4DjQ Approximately twenty-five printed books and ten manuscripts have been located from before 1640 which bear the florid inscription: “Will and Walke aright. […]