Peter Hiller on artist Jo Mora (1876-1947)

Sponsored by The Book Club of California MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2023 Contempo Jo Mora 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM Pacific In-person and virtual Presentation; all are welcome. The creative career of Joseph Jacinto “Jo” Mora (1876-1947) was both compelling and diverse. A painter, muralist, sculptor, building designer, cartographer, actor, set designer, cowboy, and husband and […]

The Transatlantic Transformation of Poor Molly Goosey into La Gansa Amorosa

Sponsored by The Caxton Society and the American Antiquarian Society Preregistration required via website. Would you like to attend? Click here to register. EVENT DETAILS: March Evening Program This presentation explores the appropriation, adaptation, and translation of the picture book Michaelmas Day or The Fate of Poor Molly Goosey. Originally issued by London publisher Dean & […]

Manuscript Monday – The Original “Wikipedia” – Siku Quanshu

Sponsored by The Manuscript Society Live, Free Webinar – Monday, Apr 3, 2023 8:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) “The Original Wikipedia: 18th Century Chinese Emperor Qianlong’s Siku Quanshu Project” Guest: Susan Lahey, MA, ISA CAPP Moderator: Brian Kathenes In 1772, Emperor Qianlong of China, a prolific poet, major art patron, and insatiable collector, […]

Child-Authored Texts in American Literature

Sponsored by The Grolier Club April 4, 6:00-7:30pm Children’s voices - found in diaries, manuscript newspapers, and other child-authored texts - constitute essential evidence for a fuller history of the American past, illuminating how young people encountered and interpreted their worlds. While such texts are abundant, they are not easily discoverable in archives. American Antiquarian […]

Pattern and Flow: Virtual Exhibition Tour

Sponsored by The Grolier Club April 5, 6:00-7:30pm EST Join this Zoom event for a virtual pre-recorded tour of the "Pattern and Flow" exhibition followed by a live Q&A. “Pattern and Flow” surveys for the first time the golden age of American decorated paper, telling the story of 53 imaginative and innovative artists who, working […]


Sponsored by Northern Ohio Bibliophilic Society April 7 and April 8 at the John S. Knight Center in Akron. Friday: 3:00pm-8:30pm Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm

Megan Friedl: The Photographic History of the Nineteenth-Century American West

Sponsored by The Caxton Club Online and open to all. Quick. What are the two flattest U.S. states? Here’s a hint, neither correct response starts with “Kansas.” First place honors belong to Florida and second … to Illinois, where many folks like to say that, “On a clear day, you can see the back of […]

BCW Annual Meeting with Sharon Cumberland, Found in a Letter 1959: A Memoir in Poems

Sponsored by the Book Club of Washington All are welcome at the BCW Annual Meeting. We transact a little business, including making awards to students, and enjoy a special presentation that is the inspiration for a related keepsake. This year our featured speaker is distinguished poet Dr. Sharon Cumberland. About the Presentation In Dr. Cumberland’s […]

Henry Voigt on American Menus

Sponsored by The Grolier Club “A Century of Dining Out: The American Story in Menus, 1841-1941” from the Collection of Henry Voigt. The exhibition runs April 26 through July 29, 2023. Menus are minor, transient documents that tell us how people have dined outside the home over time. They transport us back to the everyday […]

Virtual Tour & Q&A: Zoe Anderson Norris, Queen of Bohemia

Sponsored by The Grolier Club Join Curator Eve Kahn for a pre-recorded virtual tour of "Zoe Anderson Norris, Queen of Bohemia," followed by a live Q&A. “To Fight for the Poor with My Pen: Zoe Anderson Norris, Queen of Bohemia,” runs in the 2nd-floor gallery of The Grolier Club through May 13, 2023. Norris (1860-1914) […]

ABAA 2023 National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest Deadline

Sponsored by the ABAA We are pleased to announce the ABAA is accepting entries for the 2023 National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest where more than $6,000 in prizes will be awarded to student collectors. The contest is open to all prizewinners of college contests, whether or not first prize, as well as to interested students […]