FABS Binding Zoom Group: Stone Soup

Sponsored by FABS Jan 15 7:30-8:50pm eastern / 6:30-7:50pm midwest / 5:30-6:50pm mountain / 4:30-5:50pm pacific BINDING STONE SOUP :: RING IN THE NEW YEAR! Join FABS members interested in Bindings for Presentations and Discussions on two of their favorite works. We invite all members to chose one or two books from their collection- works […]

Max Beerbohm: The Price of Celebrity

Sponsored by The Baltimore Bibliophiles Our Tuesday, January 16 ZOOM program features Margaret D. Stetz and Mark Samuels Lasner on “Max Beerbohm: The Price of Celebrity” Margaret D. Stetz: “What Would Beerbohm Do?” Mark Samuels Lasner: “A Lifelong Attack of Maximania: Collecting Max Beerbohm” The time as usual is 7:00 pm Eastern time (US and […]

The Newly Discovered Notebook of Isaac Newton

Co-presented and hosted by The Book Club of California, The Bibliographical Society of America and the American Trust for the British Library 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, […]

Aldus Manutius: The Invention of the Publisher

Sponsored by The Grolier Clbub Aldus Manutius invented italic type and issued more first editions of the classics than anyone before or since. He also printed the mysterious Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, the most beautiful book of the Italian Renaissance. In celebration of the first monograph in English on Aldus Manutius in over forty years, Grolier Club member […]

FABS 19th Century Zoom Group

Sponsored by FABS January 18 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 […]

Kenneth W. Rendell on “Hidden Themes in Collecting”

Sponsored by The Grolier Club The second annual Kenneth W. Rendell Lecture on the Importance of Historical Letters and Documents. Grolier member Kenneth W. Rendell will speak on "Hidden Themes in Collecting: What I Discovered About My Own Collecting." This program will be live webcast. Registration here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-lecture-kenneth-w-rendell-on-hidden-themes-in-collecting-tickets-796214989467?aff=ebdsoporgprofile If you are a Grolier Club member, […]

George Fletcher: Judging a Book by Its Cover: Bookbindings from the Collections of the Grolier Club, 1470s-2020

Sponsored by The Grolier Club H. George Fletcher, Curator of "Judging a Book by Its Cover: Bookbindings from the Collections of the Grolier Club, 1470s-2020," will lecture on the Club's collection of fine and historic bookbindings in conjunction with Bibliography Week. This lecture will be live webcast. Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-lecture-annual-bibliography-week-lecture-tickets-796218158947?aff=ebdsoporgprofile If you are a Grolier Club […]

Selby Kiffer on the Bibliotheca Brookeriana: Renaissance Books and Bindings

Sponsored by The Caxton Club Please join us at the Caxton Club’s January 24 evening Zoom program to celebrate Caxtonian T. Kimball Brooker’s extraordinary collection of Renaissance books and bindings. Currently up for auction at Sotheby’s in an unprecedented series of eight sales in New York, London, and Paris, the collection embodies Mr. Brooker’s passion […]

Who Owns This Sentence? Copyright Then and Now

The Grolier Club Copyright today controls a vast range of created things, from songs to software, fancy dress costumes and semiconductor chip designs; it also provides a neverending income stream to the owners of the rights it creates, who almost always turn out to be corporations. That’s obviously not what copyright was intended to do […]

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 […]

Rebecca Rego Barry: “The Vanishing of Carolyn Wells” [mystery fiction and more]

Sponsored by The Grolier Club Whodunit, you ask? Carolyn Wells—82 times between 1909 and 1942. Yet she is all but unknown today, unless it’s for her bibliomystery classic, Murder in the Bookshop (1936). In the early 20th century, she was an immensely popular author, excelling at country house and locked-room novels of detection and becoming one of […]

Andrew Pettegree: The Book at War

The Caxton Club How would you answer if someone were to ask you to tell them about when German language books were being tossed into bonfires? Before you attend this program you might be inclined to provide one answer. After it, you might also include another, more surprising response. Books live in the same world […]