Handpress Era/Early Printing FABS Group: Margaret Cavendish and Incunabular Herbals

Sponsored by FABS Interested in the early age of print? Join us on Zoom! Members of this group show and discuss examples of “printed books and other printed works created before ca. 1800.” For the meeting of October 9: Elizabeth Canning: “The Worst Fate Bookes Have": How Margaret Cavendish Shaped Her Literary Legacy. Join us to […]

The Private Libraries of Early Modern British Women

Sponsored by The Grolier Club UMass Amherst professor and recent Grolier Helfand fellow Joe Black will speak on early modern women's libraries. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-lecture-the-private-libraries-of-early-modern-british-women-tickets-719347607057?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

FABS Bindings Special Interest Group

Sponsored by FABS The Bindings special interest Zoom group will meet Mon October 16, at 4:30-5:50pm Pacific/7:30-8:50pm Eastern. Thereafter, meetings will be held on the third Monday of the month. “The Bindings Interest Group hosts discussions and presentations that share collections and information on bookbindings of all periods. Topics include, but are not limited to, […]

FABS 19th Century Special Interest Group Meeting (Join Us!)

Sponsored by FABS Next meeting: October 19 The 19th Century special interest group will meet the third Thursday of the month from 4:30-5:30pm Pacific/7:30-8:30pm Eastern. This SIG offers “a broad look at the 19th Century bibliophilic world; presentations and discussion for collectors, scholars, creatives and other book professionals.” To register, contact Jennifer at info@fabsocieties.org.

Gutenberg, Morgan, and Greene: Building the Bookman’s Paradise

Sponsored by The Book Club of Washington Online Sunday, October 22, 2 PM PDT What bibliophile could resist an introduction to the early history and development of the private library of J. Pierpont Morgan? John McQuillen elaborates on the rich scope of his talk: “Morgan had an exemplary eye for collecting significant Western literary works—Gutenberg […]

Jason Dean on Texas printer Carl Herzog

Sponsored by The Grolier Club Jason W. Dean will give a talk on an under-appreciated figure in the history of the fine press, Texas printer Carl Hertzog (1902-1984). In his career of 61 years, he earned numerous awards and wide recognition, including from the AIGA and the Rounce and Coffin Club. Hertzog was responsible for […]

Bibliophilic Delights from the Gennadius Library in Athens

Sponsored by The Grolier  Club Maria Georgopoulou on the latest discoveries of how the Gennadius Library in Athens came to be. With highlights including early editions of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey and a laurel wreath belonging to Lord Byron, the Library sheds light on Hellenism, Greece, and neighboring civilizations from antiquity to modern times. Register […]

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

Sponsored by The Baxter Society Free and open to the public via Zoom. To register contact: baxtersociety@gmail.com 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.