The Literary Archive of Elizabeth Coatsworth and Kate Barnes, Mother and Daughter

Sponsored by The Baxter Society Wed. Nov. 9 at 7:00pm Eastern Time Open to all members of FABS Societies. Email to request a link, which will be sent on the morning of the event. Jefferson Navicky, Archivist and Sarah E. Baker, Curator, both of the Maine Women Writers Collection at the University of New […]

Jessica Star and Ben Maggs: What It’s Like Being Rare Book Dealers in London

Sponsored by The Book Club of Washington Online Sunday, November 13, 12 pm (PDT) Register for this event on The Book Club of Washington’s website: Jessica Starr (Jarndyce Antiquarian Booksellers) and Ben Maggs (Maggs Bros. Ltd.)  will provide a glimpse behind the curtain of the rare book trade in London, discussing how they became […]

Virtual Lecture: Denise Gigante and “Book Madness”

Sponsored by The Grolier Club Mon Nov 14, 6:00-7:30 Eastern time Denise Gigante, a professor in the Humanities at Stanford University, will lecture on her new publication, "Book Madness: A Story of Book Collectors in America." For this fascinating history of American bookishness, Prof. Gigante's springboard is the sale of Charles Lamb's library in 1848 […]

Virtual Lecture: Black Cartoonist Oliver Harrington

Sponsored by The Grolier Club Nov 15, 6:00pm-7:30 Eastern time Georgia physician Walter Evans, collector of historical and contemporary African American art and literature, in conversation with Jenny Robb, Head Curator of Comics and Cartoon Art at the Ohio State University's Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, about Black cartoonist Oliver "Ollie" Harrington (1912-1995). Harrington […]

Adolph Sutro and the Bradshawe Library Pamphlets (English Civil War)

Sponsored by The Book Club of California 6:00-7:15 pm Pacific time; In-person and virtual presentation In the Sutro Library, now housed in the J. Paul Leonard Library of San Francisco State University, are 40 bound volumes containing some 1400 pamphlets mostly from the period of the English Civil War (1640-1660). Each volume, with one or […]

Spanish New Orleans and the Caribbean (The Historic New Orleans Collection)

Sponsored by The Manuscript Society Dec 5, 8:00-9:00pm Eastern time; 5:00pm Pacific Guest: Dr. Alfred Lemmon, Director of the Williams Research Center of The Historic New Orleans Collection. Moderator: Brian Kathenes New Orleans is French by name. The popular belief is that Spanish Louisiana was a relatively dormant period.  In fact, the impact of Spain […]

Virtual Tour of “Building the Book” at the Grolier Club

Sponsored by The Grolier Club Dec 7, 6:00-7:30pm Eastern time Join "Building the Book" curators Barbara Heritage and Ruth-Ellen St. Onge for a pre-recorded virtual tour of this important exhibition at the Grolier Club, followed by a live Q&A with the curators. Building the Book from the Ancient World to the Present Day offers a […]

The Surprising Legacy of Alice Parsons Millard: Antiquarian Bookseller & Champion of Beauty and Taste Description

Sponsored by The Book Club of California Dec 12, 6:00pm Pacific time ** The Fourth Kenneth Karmiole Endowed Lecture on the History of the Book Trade in California and the West ** Book trade historian Charles Nelson Johnson provides a fresh look at lesser-known Southern California antiquarian bookseller Alice Parsons Millard (1873-1938)—a role she inherited […]

Robin Vose on “The Index of Prohibited Books: Four Centuries of Struggle over Word and Image for the Greater Glory of God”

Sponsored by The Grolier Club Tues Dec 13, 6:00pm-7:30pm Eastern time Canadian scholar Robin Vose is the author of The Index of Prohibited Books, Four Centuries of Struggle over Word and Image for the Greater Glory of God (Reaktion/U. of Chicago Press). He will lecture on his research for this first comprehensive history of four […]

Olya Samilenko on Ukraine: Snow Goose Chronicles: How the Goose Became a Peacock

Sponsored by The Baltimore Bibliophiles Olya Samilenko will speak on her book The Snow Goose Chronicles. A must read for anyone interested in the history of Ukraine, its life, and the fate of Ukrainian peasants during the Soviet period. In this work, Samilenko takes us on a fascinating ride through 20th century Ukraine and its […]

Manuscript Mondays: New Year’s Party

Sponsored by The Manuscript Society Jan 2, 8:00pm Eastern, 5:00pm Pacific We’ll open the 2023 New Year as a virtual gathering of friends and lively discussions.  Get your camera & mic ready (if you wish) – We’ll ALL be live! Ask questions about collecting Share a short collecting story Discuss what’s new for 2023 at The […]