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 […]

Nick Wilding on Forgeries: Seeing Double: Oh Heavens!

Sponsored by The Caxton Club Jan 13, 12:30 Central Time/1:30 Eastern Time Nick Wilding teaches a course at Rare Book School called "Forgeries, Facsimiles & Sophisticated Copies" and we’ll be attending for an hour or so as he talks about documents that delighted and then disappointed. To tell the story he draws a remarkable cast […]

Let’s Talk About Animated Advertising: 200 Years of Premiums, Promos and Popups from the collection of Ellen K. Rubin

Sponsored by The Grolier Club Jan 18, 6:00-7:30pm New York time Join this virtual webcast of curator Ellen G. K. Rubin in conversation with three collectors and practitioners on movable paper works Now on view at The Grolier Club, “Animated Advertising” features over 170 unique advertising objects from 200 years that demonstrate how animated and […]

Bookseller Josh Mann on Provenance and Association Copies

Sponsored by The Baltimore Bibliophiles Jan 18, 7:00pm Eastern time via Zoom Josh Mann's specialties include Victorian Literature, Modern American literature, and Signed Books and Presentation Copies. He has lectured on the value of signatures and author associations, and is a books and manuscripts appraiser at ABAA book fairs. Although literature is the heart of B […]

A Discussion with Gerber-Hart Librarian and Archivist Erin Bell

Sponsored by The Caxton Club and Chicago Collections Consortium When/Where: 1/19/2023 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST via Zoom. January Daytime Program Join Librarian and Archivist Erin Bell as she shares an overview of Gerber Hart Library and Archives. Founded in 1981, Gerber/Hart’s collections focus on the culture and history of LGBTQ peoples and additional […]

Ticknor Collecting Prize: Preparing Your Entry

Sponsored by The Ticknor Society On Friday, January 20th, at 6pm ET, The Ticknor Society will host "Ticknor Collecting Prize: Preparing Your Entry," a Zoom event open to all who are interested in, or even just curious about, how to craft a submission for this year's George and Anna Eliot Ticknor Book and Book Culture […]

Finding Your Focus: A Roundtable for Aspiring Book Collectors

Sponsored by the Bibliographical Society of America Panel with past winners of the Honey & Wax Book Collecting Prize. This roundtable will feature recent winners of the Honey & Wax Book Collecting Prize for young women book collectors. The panelists will share the experience of building their winning collections, with an emphasis on the moments […]

The Koran in English — From Yusuf Ali to Sandow Birk

Sponsored by The Book Club of California 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM Pacific Time Virtual presentation For millions of Muslims, the Qur’an is sacred only in the original Arabic. Revealed to an Arab merchant Muhammad in 7th century Arabia, it calls itself “an Arabic Qur’an”. At once lyrical and adamantine, it resists translation into any […]

Speaking Texts: Recordings, Preservation, Accessibility, and Indigeneity

Sponsored by The Bibliographical Society of America This panel brings together scholars who will explore bibliographical analysis of oral culture, textual transcription, and capture and preservation of recorded sound from a variety of perspectives and help us to think through how we might do a bibliography of sound and oral culture. January 24, 2023 1 […]