Manuscript Mondays: Rare Book Collecting With Ken Gloss

Sponsored by The Manuscript Society November 6th, 2023 8:00PM Eastern, 5:00PM Pacific Guest: Ken Gloss      Moderator: Brian Kathenes Ken will discuss growing up in the book business and show some of his favorite finds while enjoying “the thrill of the hunt.”  He will also share many fascinating anecdotes about private and institutional collecting, as […]

Historic First Editions in African American Literature

Sponsored by The Grolier Club Virtual lecture, free and open to the public CBS Producer Alvin Patrick shares his collection of African Americans' books with frontispiece author portraits. Club member Alvin Patrick, a CBS News Executive Producer, has amassed over 2,000 books during 30 years of collecting. He will discuss highlights of his first editions […]

Nicholas Basbanes: “Before Paper: A Work in Progress”

Sponsored by The Baxter Society Free and open to the public via Zoom. To register contact: Nicholas Basbanes, NEH Public Scholar and beloved author of A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes and the Eternal Passion for Books  and On Paper: The Everything of its Two-Thousand-Year History, will speak on his current project, Before Paper.

Esmeralda Kale on the Herskovits Library of African Studies

Sponsored by The Caxton Club Maybe you’ve read The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu. Or recall an article by David Easterbrook in the Caxtonian about a superb collection of stunning and important manuscripts and other materials devoted to African Studies. Both book and journal would have pointed you toward the exceptional resources at Northwestern University’s Melville […]

I. B. Singer’s ‘Writings on Yiddish & Yiddishkayt’

Sponsored by The Grolier Club Scholars David Stromberg and Aaron Lansky will discuss a new book,Isaac Bashevis Singer's Writings on Yiddish and Yiddishkayt, The War Years, 1939-1945 (White Goat Press). November 11 would have been the 120th birthday of the late Nobel Prize winner Isaac Bashevis Singer. This collection, edited and translated by David Stromberg, editor of […]

FABS 19th Century Zoom Group

Sponsored by FABS November 16 The 19th Century special interest group meets the third Thursday of the month at 4:30-5:30pm Pacific time and 7:30-8:30pm  Eastern time. This informal and friendly group offers "a broad look at the 19th Century bibliophilic world; presentations and discussion for collectors, scholars, creatives and other book professionals." Join us! To receive […]

FABS Bindings Zoom Group

Sponsored by FABS NOVEMBER 20 The Bindings special interest group meets at 4:30-5:50pm Pacific/7:30-8:50pm Eastern on the third Monday of the month. THE TREVELYAN MISCELLANY WITH PETER GERATY Join FABS members interested in Bindings for a Presentation and Discussion about the Trevelyon Miscellany with Peter Geraty. The facsimile limited edition Trevelyon Miscellany was printed and […]

Book Anatomy: The Body Politics of Indigenous Book History

Sponsored by The Grolier Club Dr. Amy Gore, assistant professor of English at North Dakota State University, will discuss the connections between books, bodies, and Indigenous book history at the release of her latest monograph, Book Anatomy: Body Politics and the Materiality of Indigenous Book History (University of Massachusetts Press, 2023). From a book’s “spine” to its […]

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 […]