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Caldecott Winning Illustrators Series: Elizabeth Orton Jones

Veterans Day Spotlight: The Life & Works of Tim O'Brien

Ten More Facts You Should Know About Jane Goodall

Happy Birthday, Kay Thompson!

Things to Consider Before Adding a Signed Book to Your Collection

Caldecott-Winning Books Perfect For Fall

Hilary Knight Outside of Eloise

A Brief History of Bram Stoker and His Horror Classic, Dracula

Celebrating the (Literary) History of America's Presidents

A Literary Look at Hillary Clinton

Caldecott Winning Illustrators Series: Louis Slobodkin

Harold Pinter: Playwright, Actor, Cricketeer, Nobel Prize Winner

Happy Birthday, Doris Lessing!

Four Philip Pullman Articles to Celebrate His Birthday

Five Interesting Reads About the JFK Assassination

Collecting the Works of Arthur Miller

Happy Birthday, Oscar Wilde!

Book Spotlight: The Affluent Society

Seven Women Authors Who Used Male Pseudonyms

Crime Novels from Across the Globe

Ongoing Scandal Causes Nobel Prize in Literature to Go Unawarded

Collecting the Works of Gore Vidal

The Importance of The Hunt for Red October

Collecting the Works of President and Peace Prize Winner, Jimmy Carter

Ten Examples of Elie Wiesel's Sentence Crafting

The Controversial, Visionary Authorship of Susan Sontag

Happy Birthday, T.S. Eliot!

Ten of the Best William Faulkner Quotes

Five Authors Who Became Famous After Death

The Man With Many Names: Collecting Stephen King

A Closer Look at Fine Press Books

Celebrating the Legacy of Illustrator Arthur Rackham

O.J. Simpson's If I Did It: The Road to Publication

Happy Birthday, Agatha Christie!

Caldecott Winning Illustrators Series: Virginia Lee Burton

Thomas Harris, Hannibal Lecter, and a Literary Legacy

A Glimpse of Understanding: A(nother) look at Post 9/11 Novels

Great Golf Collectibles - Happy Birthday, Arnold Palmer!

Ten Books to Read in a Day

Seven Books We All Read in School

J. R. R. Tolkien, Inkling and Hobbit

Lesser Known Facts About The Publication of Harry Potter

John McCain: Remembering An American Hero

J.D. Salinger's Place in Modern Literature

Book Collecting Basics: What is Collation?

Happy Birthday, Lyndon B. Johnson!

Books That Inspired Award-Winning Movies and Performances

Ray Bradbury and the Power of Books

Caldecott Winning Illustrators Series: Robert McCloskey

Isaac Asimov, Pioneer of Science Fiction

Ten of the Most Beautiful Sentences in Literature, Part 2

Julia Child's Life and Legacy

Examining the Life and Work of Nobel Prize Winner V.S. Naipaul

Remembering Legendary Author Ian Fleming

Best Books About Weddings

How Terry McMillan Got Her Groove Back

Book Spotlight: The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Maya Angelou’s Books for Children

A Harry Potter Birthday Round-Up

The Brontë Sisters' Inspiration and Exploration of Human Nature

Norman Mailer: Novelist, Activist, and New Journalist

Iconic Images of Author Jack London

Northwestern University Press’s Writings from an Unbound Europe

Top James A. Michener Books, Continued

A Portrait of James Joyce

Eight Fascinating Facts About Jaws Author Peter Benchley

The Significance of J.R.R. Tolkien's Tree and Leaf

McSweeney's Publishing Company: Notable Titles

The Founding of the Smithsonian Institution: Increasing & Diffusing Knowledge

Important Collections of the Work of Legendary Photographer Ansel Adams

Caldecott Winning Illustrators Series: Robert Lawson

Dean Koontz: Collectible Writer with Staying Power

Book Collecting Spotlight: Decision Points by George W. Bush

Patriotic Poems to Read in Honor of the Fourth of July

Best Books from Haiti

In Memoriam: Elie Wiesel and the Myth of Sisyphus

Getting Lost in Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Seven Favorite (Unexpected) Romance Authors

Four Facts About Julia Child

Ten Quotes from the Inimitable J.R.R. Tolkien

10 Books to Read This Summer

Lengthy Books to Read or Add to Your Collection on the Summer Solstice

A.A. Milne's Complicated Relationship with P.G. Wodehouse

Literature's Best Quotes About Fathers and the History of Father's Day

How Harriet Beecher Stowe (and Lincoln) Freed the Slaves

Collecting the Works of Saul Bellow

Ten Facts about Legendary Author Charles Dickens

Caldecott Winning Illustrators: Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire

The Importance of Remembering D-Day

An Economist for the People: John Kenneth Galbraith

FAQ – Book Care and Storage

An Introduction to McSweeney’s Publishing Company

Collecting Franz Kafka's The Trial

Did You Know? Nine Facts About Ian Fleming and James Bond

Five Books for Children on Memorial Day

Legendary Author Philip Roth, Age 85, Has Died

Collecting the Works of Philip Pullman

Collecting Books by Buzz Aldrin

The History of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

Caldecott Winning Illustrators Series: Thomas Handforth

Tom Wolfe: Fiction, Journalism, and Legacy

A Glossary of Book Binding Terms

Who Is Mother Goose? The Curious Mystery of Everyone's Favorite Mother

Best Books From Kenya

Six Interesting Facts About Anne Rice

What Is a Frontispiece?

Collecting the Works of Dean Koontz

“Bulgakov Diplomacy” and Redesigning the Contemporary Russian Literature Canon

A May Day Round-Up

Collecting Civil War Literature

What Is Physica Sacra and Why Is It Important?

Book Spotlight: The Last Stop on Market Street

Learning More About the Heinemann African Writers Series

Anne Rice: Four Decades of Horror Fiction

Tips For Collecting Mark Twain Books

R. Buckminster Fuller Collection at Stanford University

FAQ: Insuring Your Book Collection

Ten Fascinating Facts About Gabriel García Márquez

Six Interesting Facts about the Nobel Prize in Literature

Mark Twain's Legendary Humor

VLOG: Long Stitch Bookbinding

Must-Have Books for World War II Book Collectors

The Top 11 T.S. Eliot Quotes

The First James Bond? John Dee Was the Original 007

Caldecott Winning Illustrators Series: Dorothy P. Lathrop

Tell-All Book Describes Clandestine 1967 Moon Mission

A Brief History of The Pickwick Papers

Charles Darwin's Literary Inspirations

Philip Pullman: Teacher, Writer, and a Book Collector's Dream

Collecting Latin American Authors

Muriel Wright: The Inspiration for Ian Fleming's James Bond Girls

Five of the Best Western Novels

Five Works of Poetry You'll Never Get to Read 

The History of Children's Literature: 19th Century to Today

Collecting Nobel Prize Winners: Seamus Heaney and George Bernard Shaw

Hawthorne Heights: How John Updike Rewrote "The Scarlet Letter"

John Steinbeck and the Nixon Novel that Never Was

Why Travel Can Be an Important Part of Book Collecting

'March' and the National Book Award for Young People's Literature

Twelve Women to Read on International Women's Day

How To Begin Collecting History Books

The Books That Made Oscar-Winning Movies

Ten Essential Dr. Seuss Quotes

Teju Cole and the Art of the Twitter Novel

Four Interesting Facts About John Steinbeck

Five Great Writers Who Burned Their Own Writing

Anaïs Nin's Struggle for Success

James Joyce's Dublin

In Their Own Words: Books to Be Inspired by on President's Day

How Ian Fleming Began Writing His First James Bond Novel

Collecting Yoko Ono’s Artist Books

Valentine's Day for Cynics: The 10 Worst Couples in Literature

The 2018 Caldecott and Newbery Award Winners Are...

Graphic Novels About Irish Independence

Ten of the Best Quotes from Charles Dickens

Don’t Know Poet Rubén Darío? Here’s Why You Should

Nine Fascinating Facts About John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men

A Reader's Guide to Langston Hughes

Autobiography from the Civil Rights Movement

A Brief History of the Library of Congress

Five Interesting Facts About Virginia Woolf

A Brief History of Robots in Literature

New Poetry from Wesleyan University Press

Collecting Editions of The Eve of St. Agnes by John Keats

Book Collecting: Taschen’s Limited Letterpress Edition of The Fire Next Time

Collecting Rudyard Kipling? Don't Overlook These Titles

Ten Books to Honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Boxcar Press, Letterpress, and Fine Press Bookmaking

Visiting the Charles Dickens House and Museum in London

89 Years Ago Today Tintin Made His First Print Appearance

Philip Roth, Philip K. Dick, and the Man in the High Castle

Waiting for Godot in Popular Culture

Beyond the Shire: Four Fun Facts About J.R.R. Tolkien

The Best of 2017: Our Ten Most Popular Blog Posts

Top Ten Rudyard Kipling Quotes

Interview with Ulysses Rare Books in Dublin

The Ten Best Literary Christmas Quotes

Christmas as Portrayed in the Harry Potter Series, Part II

Four Famous Self-Published Debuts

The Life and Impact of Heinrich Böll

Oyster Pirates and Spies: Writers with Questionable Day Jobs

Learning More About the Coretta Scott King Book Award

Christmas as Portrayed in the Harry Potter Series, Part I

Sweet Melodies: What Famous Writers Have to Say About Music

Beyond Madame Bovary: The Life of Gustave Flaubert

The Devil's Party: A Readers' Guide to John Milton

Norway's National Poet: Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

Best Books on Tunisia

Give the Gift of Children's Books This Holiday Season

Visiting the Richard Wright Papers at the Beinecke

A New Detective: The Early Response to Sherlock Holmes

The Politics of Mark Twain

The Schomburg Center Purchases James Baldwin Archive

Twelve of Leo Tolstoy's Most Brilliant Quotes

Give the Gift of Books: Your 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

How Thanksgiving Became a Holiday

Happy Thanksgiving: The Books We’re Most Thankful For

A Brief Guide to Great Writers from India

Ten Quotes From Margaret Atwood, an Oracle of Our Time

Learning About the Baghdad Book Market

A Reading Guide to Kazuo Ishiguro

A Snapshot of Great Eighteenth Century Poets

Ten Memorable Quotes From Pippi Longstocking Author Astrid Lindgren

Seven Interesting Facts About Fyodor Dostoyevsky

New Translations from the Margellos World Republic of Letters

History of Horror: Five Early Horror Writers

Books Tell You Why News: Introducing Your Rare Books Page

Five Facts About Albert Camus, the Coolest of Philosophers

Happy Anniversary to Freud's Interpretation of Dreams!

Collecting Vladimir Mayakovsky in Translation

Ten of the Most Scandalous Books in Literature

Six Interesting Facts About Stephen Crane

Six Famous Authors in Costume

A Brief Reading Guide to Evelyn Waugh

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o and the Politics of Postcolonial Language

A Brief Guide to Collecting Pat Conroy

A Reading Guide to Anne Tyler

Eight Great Book Adaptations

Hamlet and Opium: The Subtle Influence of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Visiting the Leslie Marmon Silko Papers at the Beinecke

Beyond Bond: The Spy Fiction of John le Carré

Collecting Melville's Masterpiece: Moby Dick

Little-Known Facts About Arthur Miller

A Guide to Reading Tim O'Brien

Arna Bontemps: African-American Novelist, Children's Author, Librarian, and More

Collecting Miniatures of The Master and Margarita

A William Morris FAQ

Ivan Bunin: The Masterful Nobel Laureate Who Should Be Famous Beyond Russia

Notable Nobel Prize Firsts

Buying Rare and Antiquarian Books in Dublin

Congratulations to the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature Winner, Kazuo Ishiguro!

Listen to Seven Classic Authors Read Their Own Work

Best Books from Japan

Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women

A Reading Guide to Cervantes

An Interview with Gary Ackerman, President of the Book Club of Washington

Boris Pasternak and the Lost Story of Lara

Five Interesting Facts About T.S. Eliot

Catalog of Rare & Early Dust Jackets Available & Highlights from the Collection

Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald: Behind the Scenes

Famous Literature Written from Prison

Three Interesting Facts About H.G. Wells

Great Authors Who Were Also Great Teachers

The Raucous, Old-Fashioned Friendship of Ian Fleming and Noël Coward

The War that Inspired A Separate Peace

Seven Interesting Facts About Agatha Christie

The Incendiary Politics of Michel Houellebecq

An Introduction to Sherwood Anderson, Creator of Winesburg, Ohio

When Books Go to Broadway

Past and Future in Han Kang's Fiction

A Brief Introduction to Frédéric Mistral

Vain Tenderness: A (Mostly Futile) Sully Prudhomme Reading Guide

How to Celebrate Read a Book Day

Sixty Years On the Road: Kerouac's Masterpiece Then and Now

Collecting Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea

What Edgar Rice Burroughs Means to Modern Readers

Best Books on Ireland

Why Ernest Shackleton's Thrilling Story Still Captivates Us

Five 20th-Century Writers Who Went to Law School

Guillaume Apollinaire: Master of le Mot Juste

The Bond Dossier: Zero Minus Ten

Four Contemporary Cuban American Writers You Should Be Reading

Buying Rare and Antiquarian Books in Central Italy

Four Interesting Facts About Annie Proulx

Master of Light Verse: Ogden Nash

Immigrant Fiction in England

When Dr. Seuss Went to War

Major Modern Literature First Published in Periodicals

Why Don't We Read Sir Walter Scott Anymore?

Eileen Chang and Chinese Modernist Fiction

The History and Importance of Women's Literature

VLOG: The Evolution of the Printing Press

John Dryden: (Literal) Poet Laureate of Political Upheaval

A Brief Introduction to the Works of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Why We Need Wendell Berry More Than Ever

Four Writers Inspired by Beatrix Potter

Libraries & Special Collections: Notable College Libraries

Ten of the Best Books for Summer

Happy Birthday, Harry Potter!

Man Booker Prize Winners from India

The Art and Scandal of the Shelleys' Romance

Light Verse and Strong Opinions: A Hilaire Belloc Reading Guide

Picture This: Illustrations in Rare Book Collecting

Authors Who Went to Jail

Best Books from Iran

The Bond Dossier: License Renewed

Read More Poetry: The Richard Wilbur Edition

Where Writing and Politics Collide: Authors as Activists

Nelson Mandela's Literary Influence

How MacGyver Can Help Us Understand Jacques Derrida and Deconstruction

A Brief History of the Thriller Genre

Visiting Czesław Miłosz’s Home in Kraków

A Guide to the Eloise Books

Mixed Reviews of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

Buying Rare and Antiquarian Books in Poland

Politics Aside: Robert Heinlein's Long Transformation

Getting to Know Nobel Laureate Verner von Heidenstam

Five All-American Reads for Independence Day

Happy Birthday, Wisława Szymborska!

The Magnetic Charm of George Sand

The Woman Behind Gone With the Wind

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Author of "The Little Prince"

Collecting Books on Nordic Design

The Brilliance of Lucille Clifton

Lawrence Block, Writer of 150 Mysteries

A Collector's Guide to Andrew Lang

Writers With Day Jobs: Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Collecting Advance Reading Copies

Vorticism: The Movement That Tried (and Failed) to Lead the Modern World

Five Facts About Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

The Bond Dossier: Colonel Sun

Visiting the Homes of Victor Hugo

Libraries & Special Collections: Notable Private Libraries

Dorothy Sayers, Detective Fiction, and Dante's Divine Comedy

A Brief Guide to Collecting Maurice Sendak

VLOG: The Entrancing Art of Japanese Papermaking

Best Books on Cuba

A Reader's Guide to Louise Erdrich

Prohibition and the Writers Who Tried to Get America to Stop Drinking

Ginsberg & Sons: What Happens When Poetry is the Family Business?

Getting to Know Nobel Laureate Karl Adolph Gjellerup

The Versions of Anne Frank's Diary Explained

Common Myths About Rarity in Book Collecting

From Fiction to Film: Movie Tie-Ins for Alain Robbe-Grillet

A Herman Wouk Reading Guide

Visiting the Home of William Faulkner

The Bond Dossier: Octopussy and The Living Daylights

The Recent Translations of Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky

The Short Life of Feminist Margaret Fuller

Revisiting Arthur Koestler's Darkness at Noon

Books that Medaled: Lesser Known Caldecott Winners

Top Five Memorable Ian Fleming Characters (Who Are Not James Bond)

Visiting Jack London's Ranch

Ten of the Best Quotes About Mothers in Literature

Best Books on Indonesia

The History of Children's Literature: Part 1

Collecting the Poetry of Leonard Cohen

VLOG: Paper Marbling

A Snapshot of J.M. Barrie

The Lasting Legacy of Athol Fugard’s Dramatic Works

Authors As Both Novelists & Screenwriters

The Witty Textbook Parody Jane Austen Wrote at 15

Four Phenomenal Editions from Arion Press

Famous Lost and Destroyed Manuscripts

Worker's Influence: The Literature of May Day

The Travel Writing of Henry James

Sharing the Nobel Prize in Literature

Ten Pounds for Paradise Lost?

A Reading Guide to Daniel Defoe

Important Elements of Provenance in Rare Book Collecting

How to Prevent and Reverse Foxing in Rare Books

Ernest Hemingway's Feelings Toward F. Scott Fitzgerald

VLOG: How Is Vellum Made?

The Bond Dossier: The Man With the Golden Gun

Best Books on New Zealand

Ezra Pound and Mentally Ill Writers

Franklin Library Editions: Ideal for Book Collectors?

Salman Rushdie's Novels on Film

Collecting Striking Editions of the Rubaiyat

Collecting Nobel Laureates: Gabriel García Márquez and Octavio Paz

Esther Forbes: First Female Member of the American Antiquarian Society

Bird & Bull: A Fine History of a Fine Press

Multilingual Literature of Singapore

First Books vs. First Editions: The Difference and Significance

Famous Writers and Their Famous Spouses

Collecting Nobel Laureates: Miguel Angel Asturias & Pablo Neruda

George MacDonald: Master of Fantasy & Religious Thought

Writers of Ghazals and Persian Poetry

Rethinking Form: Musician Lou Reed's Short Stories

Novelist Ken Kesey's Life and Work

Lars Bo's Literary Engravings

Collecting Limited Editions Club Publications

Visiting Ralph Ellison's Papers at the Library of Congress

Five Famous Authors Who Called Hawaii Home

Yasunari Kawabata, Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

The Bond Dossier: You Only Live Twice

Libraries and Special Collections: The Geisel Library at UC San Diego

Five of the Best Books on India

Celebrating the Life of Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott

Collecting Nobel Laureates: Saul Bellow

The History Behind William Styron's Fictional Nat Turner

Buying Rare and Antiquarian Books in Finland

Win the Man Booker Prize, Sell More Books!

Family Endurance: The Vicar of Wakefield

What Exactly Is Young Adult Literature? A Brief History

Five Fun Facts About Winston Churchill

Collecting Nobel Laureates: Gabriela Mistral and Mario Vargas Llosa

Writers Who Have Published Both Comic Books & Novels

Researching in the J.M. Coetzee Papers at the Harry Ransom Center

Arthur Miller: Writing During the Red Scare

Collecting Patricia Cornwell, Master of Mystery and Suspense

Rainer Maria Rilke: Travel, Poetry, and the Search for Morality

Famous Writers Who Lived in New York City's Chelsea Hotel

Happy Birthday, John Steinbeck!

David Hockney’s Illustrations of the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales

VLOG: Five Videos on the Art of Gilding

Literary Giants and the Nobel Prize Museum in Stockholm

Three of the Best Books from Poland

Visiting the Newberry Library in Chicago

The Bond Dossier: On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Read More Poetry: The Langston Hughes Edition

Visiting Thomas Wolfe’s Old Kentucky Home in Asheville, NC

Five of the Best Couples in All of Literature

Buying Rare and Antiquarian Books in Costa Rica

Charles Lamb vs. Bob Dylan: Rereading and Retelling Shakespeare

Sam Shepard's Wildly Varied Literary Career

Kate Chopin's Personal and Literary Awakening

How the Iowa Writers' Workshop Proves the Value of an MFA

Seven Famous Literary Cafés

Best Books on Canada

How Ulysses Got Published

Saving Langston Hughes' Home

Thomas Merton and the Dalai Lama: Spiritual Brothers

Read More Poetry: The Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Edition

Reimagining Detroit: The Fiction of Jeffrey Eugenides

Thomas Bewick's Most Noteworthy Engravings

South African Literature in the Early Days of Apartheid

Edith Wharton's Bygone New York

Politics & the Nobel Prize: The Works of Naguib Mahfouz

Collecting Famous Inaugural Addresses

Iowa City as a UNESCO City of Literature

Beyond Winnie-the-Pooh: A. A. Milne's Lesser Known Work

Anne's Accent: Imagining the Voice of Anne Brontë

Learning More About New Zealand Literary Journals

A Twentieth Century Literary "It" Couple: Charles and Kathleen Norris

Legendary Book Editors: Maxwell Perkins, Gordon Lish, Robert Gottlieb

Getting to Know Tomas Tranströmer

Best Books on Finland

VLOG: The Art of Etching

Four of the Best Books from Argentina

Umberto Eco: A Retrospective

The Bond Dossier: The Spy Who Loved Me

Collecting J.R.R. Tolkien: His Letters

The Best of 2016: Our Ten Most Popular Blog Posts

Bessie Head's Experience at the International Writing Program

The Great Friendship of Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins

The Obama Presidential Library

Freedom of the Press Battles in America

Influential Images: The Night Before Christmas

Multifaceted Creativity: Jim Dine as Both Artist and Poet

Local Legends: The Book Club of California

First Day of Winter Reading Guide (Or, Four Strategies for Ringing in the Season)

VLOG: Four Videos on the Art of Chromolithography

Why Did Ernest Hemingway Despise Ford Madox Ford?

Test Your Jane Austen Knowledge Against These Facts

Native American Writers and Artists in N. Scott Momaday’s Family

The Tie That Binds: The Importance of Binding in Rare Book Collecting

Historical Accuracy of Little House on the Prairie

Portraits of Appalachia: Stereotypical Images of the Mountain Man on Local Color Literature

A Guide to Buying and Collecting Signed Books

45th Anniversary of Pablo Neruda’s Nobel Prize

Willa Cather and Pioneer Novels

Children's Books: A Gift Giving Guide

Vladimir Nabokov’s Recently Published Letters to His Wife

The Bond Dossier: Thunderball

Your 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Lies, Damned Lies, & Quotations: The Quotable Mark Twain

The Many Joys of Gardening Books

Visiting Literary Homes in Moscow, Russia

7 Videos to Take You Inside the Craft of Paper Making

A History of Book Ownership in the American Colonies

Three Book-Inspired Recipes for Thanksgiving Day

Toni Morrison Papers Now Open to Students and Researchers

A Brief History of Typography

Collecting and Preserving Broadsides

Read More Poetry: The Maya Angelou Edition

Christa Wolf, Awarded Authors, and the Deutscher Bücherpreis

The Importance of Condition in Rare Book Collecting

Pablo Larraín’s Film About Pablo "Neruda”

The Bond Dossier: Goldfinger

A Brief Guide to Collecting the Works of Eric Gill

Visiting the New Zealand Home of Katherine Mansfield

What to Read on Election Day

Buying Rare and Antiquarian Books in Sydney, Australia

Collecting Legendary Works of Psychology

Saving the French Home of James Baldwin

Aurora Teardrops: An Interview with Author Harold Budd and Artist Jane Maru

Favorite Children's Books of Famous Authors

Beyond Horror: Spooky Books That Are Actually About Halloween

Ten of the Best Quotes from Evelyn Waugh

A Brief History of Papermaking

Women Writing War Literature

Primacy and Rare Book Collecting: The Value of Being First

Index of Influence: Archiving Pablo Neruda’s Poetry and Politics

The Varied Works of Doris Lessing

VLOG: Six Videos on the Art of Woodcut Printing

Buying Rare and Antiquarian Books in Mexico City

Visiting the Nadine Gordimer Papers at the Lilly Library

An Introduction to The Golden Cockerel Press

The Playful Madness of Umberto Eco's Foucault's Pendulum

The Ten Best Moments From Winnie-The-Pooh

Congratulations to the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature Winner, Bob Dylan

Five Underrated Children's Books

Four Writers Who Had Messy Political Views

Nine Interesting Facts about Walt Whitman

Beyond Schindler's List: The Work of Thomas Keneally

Experimental Archaeology: The Legacy of Thor Heyerdahl

How Rigoberta Menchú Tum's Autobiography Helped Win the Nobel Prize

Anne Rice's Top Five Novels

Join Us for the 2016 Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair

The Bond Dossier: Dr. No

Remembering the Legacy of Elie Wiesel

Book It: Five of the Most Interesting U.S. Libraries

Interview with Mónica Montes at the Library of David Alfaro Siqueiros

Polite Society and the Novel: Finding Heirs to Jane Austen & Edith Wharton

Read More Poetry: The Rudyard Kipling Edition

Learning About the International Prize for Arabic Fiction

Seven of the Best Reads for Autumn

Stephen King: Modern Literature's Master Craftsman

Why Donald Hall Only Gets Wiser with Age

Five Interesting Facts About Ken Kesey

Why Adults Shouldn't be Embarrassed to Read YA Literature

Collecting Signed Books with Movie Tie-Ins

William H. Armstrong's Newbery Legacy

VLOG: Seven Videos On the Art of Making Books By Hand

J.M. Coetzee on Literature and Psychoanalysis

The Bond Dossier: From Russia with Love

Buying Rare and Antiquarian Books in Seoul

Malcolm Bradbury's Personal and Literary Legacy

A Brief History of Woodcut Illustrations

Tortilla Flat: A Little Book and a Big Controversy

Best Books from Postcolonial Sudan

Six Interesting Facts About Edgar Rice Burroughs, the Author of Tarzan

The Stories of American Immigrants

The Top Five Children's Books By Virginia Lee Burton

Libraries & Special Collections: Fantastic French Libraries

Everything You Need to Know About Two Ponds Press

Kingsley and Martin Amis' Family Rivalry

Reading Borges into Dickens

Seven Perfect Summer Reads by Nelson DeMille

The Brontë Society's Bicentennial Brawl

VLOG: The Art of Fine Bookbinding

Specialist Announces Earliest Dust Jacket Dates from 1819

Eight Fascinating Facts about V.S. Naipaul

Why We Can Stop Reading Charles Bukowski

William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury in Color

Walter Dean Myers' Impact on Young Adult Literature

Science Fiction Book by A.I. Written in Japan

Postwar Germany in the Works of W.G. Sebald

Six Facts About Henry David Thoreau's Walden

Alfred and Maud: Tennyson's Favorite Tennyson

What to Read for the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games

Collecting Rare Cookbooks

Let’s Get Some Sun: A Literary Tour of Florida

Holling C. Holling: Stories and Lessons

Read More Poetry: The Robert Frost Edition

How the Paperback Book Transformed American Culture

Mixed Reviews of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring

Little Known Facts About Beatrix Potter

The Big Apple: Four New York City Writers You Should Be Reading

George Bernard Shaw: The Art of Quotation

The History of the Pulps

The Legend of the Pied Piper

The Top Five Children’s Libraries From Around the World

In Praise of Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian

Collecting Indigenous Sámi Literature

How Theodor Geisel Became Dr. Seuss

Five Interesting Facts About Clive Cussler

Collecting Nobel Laureates: Isaac Bashevis Singer

Political Playwright: Wole Soyinka

VLOG: The Art of Wood Engraving and Printing

Busy as He May Be, Dean Koontz Cares About His Collectors

Nothing But Land: A Literary Tour of the Great Plains

The Bond Dossier: Diamonds Are Forever

Collecting Art Books

How the Founding Fathers Help Us Understand Ourselves

Nine Fascinating Facts about Franz Kafka

Elie Wiesel: Reluctant Writer and Collectible Nobel Laureate is Dead

Collecting Nobel Laureates: Eugenio Montale & Dario Fo

Czesław Miłosz's Political and Literary Legacy

Five of the Coolest Libraries for Children in the U.S.

Luigi Pirandello's Four Nobel Prizes

A Brief Introduction to Eric Carle

Did Shakespeare Really Write His Plays?

Michael and Jeff Shaara: Masters of Historical Fiction

Five Interesting Facts about Jean-Paul Sartre

Why It's Time to Appreciate Lillian Hellman Again

Reading with Dad on Father's Day

The Profound Magical Realism of Chris Van Allsburg

John Hersey and the Power of Seeing People

Why You Shouldn't Miss Out On Amy Clampitt's Poetry

The Jerzy Kosinski Controversy

The Significance of Anne Frank's Private Humanity

Five Interesting Facts About William Styron

The Interesting History of Copyright Law

Buying Antiquarian Books in Stockholm

D-Day: What to Read in Remembrance of World War II

Uncle Tom's Cabin: The Book That Changed Everything Forever

Happy Birthday, Larry McMurtry!

Five Facts About Thomas Hardy

The Bond Dossier: Moonraker

Ten Patriotic Reads for Memorial Day

The Loneliness of T.H. White, the Man Who Wrote of Kings

Rachel Carson: Mother of the Environmental Movement

Alexander Pushkin & the Beginning of Russian Literature

Six Surprising Facts About Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Persistent Voice of Mikhail Sholokhov

Arnold Lobel: The Anatomy of a Fable

Home On the Range: Five Writers from the American Southwest

Collecting Books with Woodcuts

The Bond Dossier: Live and Let Die

John Patrick: Workaholic of the Stage and Screen

Collecting the Legendary L. Frank Baum

The Magic of Artemis Fowl and Eoin Colfer

Happy Limerick Day: A Brief History of the Limerick

The Triumphant Artistic Vision of Camilo José Cela

When Rivalry Begets Tragedy: The Astor Place Riot

Watership Down: An Improvised Classic and Bestseller

Great Books for Mother's Day

Five Little Known Facts About Robert Browning

The Enduring Relevance of The Grapes of Wrath

Five Mexican Authors You Should Read on Cinco de Mayo

Quo Vadis & Beyond: Henryk Sienkiewicz's Notable Works

Collecting the Complicated Classics of Caribbean Literature

Władysław Reymont's Unlikely Journey to the Nobel Prize

Four Examples of May Day in Literature

Where Eternity Clips Time: The Transcendentalism of Annie Dillard

5 Contemporary Poets You Should Be Reading Right Now

Revisiting the Good (and Bad) Aspects of Go Set a Watchman's Release

The Legacy of Ludwig Bemelmans

The Bond Dossier: Casino Royale

Top Five Poets Who Wrote for Children

Six Cool Facts About the Library of Congress

Could William Shakespeare Have Been Catholic?

Writing the PNW: A Literary Tour of the Pacific Northwest

Visiting the Homes of Mark Twain

Edgar Allan Poe: Father of Detective Fiction

42: A Literary Celebration of Jackie Robinson Day

Thomas Middleton and British Playwrights

Chaucer's Day Job in the Court of the King

The Significance of The Golden Notebook

Happy Birthday to Nobel Prize Winner Tomas Tranströmer

The History and Significance of Dictionaries

Three Seamus Heaney Poems You Should Know

Literature of the Civil War

Collecting Nobel Laureates: Luigi Pirandello and Salvatore Quasimodo

Three Writers Who Knew What Was So Great About Gatsby

4 Hans Christian Andersen Stories That Are Way Stranger Than You Think

Five Interesting Facts about Barbara Kingsolver

Donald Barthelme: Postmodern Master

3 Rare Editions of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Copper Canyon’s Release of “The Lost Poems of Pablo Neruda”

Announcing Our 2016 Rare Book School Scholarship Winner!

Book Traces Interview with Professor Andrew Stauffer

Remembering Imre Kertész (1929-2016)

Books Tell You Why Acquires Shakespeare-Signed First Folio

From Gogol's Overcoat: Nikolai Gogol's Life and Legacy

Buying Antiquarian Books in Spain

Conrad, Madox, and Hemingway: Uncommon Commonalities

The Remarkable Life and Work of Mario Vargas Llosa

The Rewards of Louis Simpson's Poetry

Nine Interesting Facts About Tennessee Williams

Hello, Mr. Bond: 10 James Bond Villains You Should Know

How to Make a Living as a Writer, According to Jack London

Morocco in the Literary Imagination

Randolph Caldecott: The Man Behind the Medal

World Poetry Day: Ten Poets You Should Read

The Rhythm of a Writer: The Unlikely Journey of Bill Martin Junior

Collecting Winnie-the-Pooh

Why You Should Read the Works of Bohumil Hrabal

Something Like Poetry: Harold Budd’s (Beautifully Bound) Verse

Practically Magic: The Works of Alice Hoffman

Five Influential Books by Nadine Gordimer

Welcome to Middle Earth: Collecting Unusual Tolkien Publications

The Fitting Friendship of Kazuo Ishiguro and Caryl Phillips

Six Things You Didn’t Know About Virginia Hamilton

Caldecott Winners You Don't Know About...But Should

The Origins and History of the American Short Story

Five British Journalists Who Made a Difference

Robert Sabuda and the Art of Pop-Up Books

Collecting Nobel Laureates: Giosué Carducci and Grazia Deledda

Familial and Literary Influences: The Making of Gabriel García Márquez

'Great Santini' Author, Pat Conroy, Dies at Age 70

A Brief Introduction to Howard Pyle

Why Are We So Obsessed with Sherlock Holmes?

Join Us at the 2016 Florida Antiquarian Book Fair!

What Influenced Dr. Seuss?

The Life and Art of Ralph Ellison

What is Leap Year For?

Sir John Tenniel: Illustrator of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Collecting Graphic Novels

How Evelyn Waugh Tried to Save P.G. Wodehouse's Reputation

How To Beat the Bookworm

The Fascinating World of Children's Book Collecting

We Still Have Much to Learn from W.E.B. Du Bois

Recent Literature of the Iraq War

By the Bay: A Literary Tour of San Francisco

Libraries and Special Collections: Visiting the Biblioteca de Montserrat

Legendary Author Harper Lee Dies at Age 89

Alan Paton and Anti-Apartheid Writers

The Trials of Oscar Wilde

Welcome, Mr. Bond: Five Facts About Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale

Top Ten Collectible Presidential Books

More Than Just Cheesesteaks: Five Famous Philadelphia Writers

20 of the Most Romantic Quotes in All of Literature

Scheuchzer and the History of the Biblical Encyclopedia

A Brief Guide to the Works of Judy Blume

The Many Homes of Ernest Hemingway

Collecting Nobel Laureates: Mommsen, Eucken, & Heyse

Libraries and Special Collections: Visiting Libraries in Austria

Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Unwitting Namesake of a Giant Salamander

Four Things You Probably Didn't Know About Charles Dickens

Interesting Editions of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

Are You Ready for the 2016 California Antiquarian Book Fair?

Robert Coover and the Great American Novel You've Never Heard Of

Top Ten James A. Michener Books

Playing with Time on Groundhog Day

Who Is the Real Robinson Crusoe?

Zane Grey: Father of the Western Genre

Richard Brautigan and a One-Man Counter Culture

Draw! Three Famous Literary Duels

10 Timeless Quotes from Pride and Prejudice (And Why They Still Matter)

Five Important Canadian Writers You Should Know

A Brief History of Satire

Remaining Relevant: Top Ten Victorian Novels

I'll Have the Haggis: A History of Burns Night

Famous Manuscripts and the History of Handwriting

The Mystery of Mummy Paper

Eight Short Story Writers You Should Be Reading Right Now

Edwidge Danticat's "Other Haiti"

Quiz: Which Winnie-the-Pooh Character Are You?

The Story Behind Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography

I Love L.A.: Five Writers Who Call Los Angeles Home

Creative Expression, Controversy, and Classic French Literature

Author Yukio Mishima's Life and Legacy

Five Things To Know About the Horatio Alger Myth

Finding Winnie and Market Street: The 2016 Caldecott & Newbery Winners

Past Caldecott and Newbery Winners to Read and Collect Now

Interesting Editions of The Wind in the Willows

Karel Čapek and the Origin of the Word Robot

William Morris and the Kelmscott Press

Renaissance Women: Five Harlem Writers You Should Know

The Big Business of Winnie-the-Pooh

Lunatic Science: Umberto Eco's Library

Notable Speeches: The State of the Union and Nobel Lectures

Ten Magnificent Tolkien Collectibles

Six Spot-On Predictions About the Future From Isaac Asimov

Collecting Nobel Laureates: Hermann Hesse and Nelly Sachs

The Best of 2015: Our 10 Most Popular Blog Posts

Five Rare Rudyard Kipling Editions

Five Beautiful Books by Nawakum Press

Borges, Puig, Cortazar: Where to Start with Argentine Literature

Politics and Children's Literature

A Brief History of Banned Books in America

Ten Beautiful Christmas Poems

Five Little-Known Facts About Queen of Suspense, Mary Higgins Clark

Welcome to Beantown: A Literary Tour of Boston

The First Day of Winter: Five Frosty Reads for a Celebration of Snow

Three Victorian Ghost Stories for a Spooky Christmas

How Do Famous Authors Get Their Start?

Announcing a New Scholarship for Rare Book School

Hector Hugh Munro: The Strange Ideology of Saki

More Than Just A Beer in the Glass: An Interview with Brooklyn Brewery’s Garrett Oliver

Beatrix Potter: A Pioneer in Self-Publishing

Edna O'Brien and Her Country Girls

Black Sparrow Reissues Charles Reznikoff Works

A History of Literary Fraud

Collecting Nobel Laureates: Thomas Mann & Herta Müller

The Fantastic Imagination of William Joyce

Emily Dickinson and Three Types of Reclusive Writers

Great Christmas Gift Ideas for Children

Illustrations and Woodcuts of Mary Azarian

Hanukkah Traditions in Literature

The Night Before Christmas: A Pop Culture Rundown

How New is New? Tom Wolfe and the New Journalism

Best Books from Russia

Is Heart of Darkness Racist?

David Macaulay's Books For All Age

Christmas Gift Ideas for Friends and Family

Famous Friendships of Legendary Author Mark Twain

A Reading Guide to Sue Miller

A Quick Guide to the Works of Arthur Miller

Interesting Editions of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book

On Gratitude: Ten Quotes for a Literary Thanksgiving

All I Want for Christmas Is a Book: An Early Gift Guide

The Birth of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species

Shel Silverstein: Five Lessons for Grown Ups

Sweet Home Chicago: A Literary Tour of the Windy City

Mystery Writers of America at the Lilly Library

Don DeLillo and the Power of Marginalia

Quiz: What Type of Book Should You Collect?

The Musical and Satirical Legacy of W.S. Gilbert

Collecting Pop Up Books

The Politics of José Saramago

Collecting Nobel Laureates: Gerhart Hauptmann & Günter Grass

Walking the Tightrope: Five Must-Read Biographies

Collecting Rare Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

A Guide to Ten Classic Children's Illustrators

Thomas Bailey Aldrich: Father of "Bad Boy" Literature

The Vicar of Wakefield: Edition by Edition

Ivan Turgenev and Eight Other Essential Russian Authors

Kazuo Ishiguro: Surprising User of Spontaneous Prose

Deception and Sinister Moments in Children’s Literature

James Bond in Film: Past, Present, and Future

Ten of the Most Beautiful Sentences in Literature

C.K. Williams: A Social Poet

Karl Ove Knausgaard's Revolution in Norwegian Fiction

Ten Things You Didn't Know About The Lord of the Rings

Eloise at 60: The Illustrator Behind the Beloved Character

Five of the Best Halloween Books for Children

Rudolfo Anaya and Chicano Literature

Five Bookish Costumes for A Literary Halloween

Revisiting Brideshead: 3 Surprising Facts About Brideshead Revisited

The Noble, Doomed Search for the Philosopher's Stone

Hardboiled Fiction and Hollywood

Taking Stock of Bonds: The Top Five James Bond Films

Jorge Luis Borges at the Keats-Shelley House in Rome

Four Lesser-Known Poets You Should Know

Henry Wade's Halcyon: Past Fly Fishing With an Eye to the Future

Poor Authors: Great Works Written in Times of Financial Scarcity

Best Books on Italy

Early Versions of Six Classic Novels

Town Named in Honor of Nobel Prize Winner Ivo Andrić

A Reading Guide to Cormac McCarthy

Six Interesting Facts About Günter Grass

How to Begin Collecting Economists

The Origins and Legacy of Winnie-the-Pooh

Visiting the Homes of Pablo Neruda

Quiz: Which Famous Library Should You Visit?

A Quick Look at the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest

The New York Times Book Review By the Numbers

A Brief History of the Nobel Peace Prize

Collecting Nobel Prize in Literature Winners

James Whitcomb Riley: The Children's Poet

Buying Antiquarian Books in Oslo, Norway

Sixty Years of Eloise: A Child for All Ages

Searching for the Remains of Federico García Lorca

Strangely Familiar: The Invisible Influence of Thomas Wolfe

Libraries and Special Collections: The Tolkien Archive at Marquette University

Are You Ready for the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair?

A Brief History of the Printing Press, Part II: Toward a Modern Press

Five Interesting Facts About Elizabeth Gaskell

Behind the Scenes: The Making of Doctor Zhivago

What Grazia Deledda Can Teach Us About Contemporary Fiction

The Dramatic Wasteland: T.S Eliot's Forgotten Plays

Yoknapatawpha County and Faulkner's Snopes Trilogy

Five Interesting Facts About F. Scott Fitzgerald

Best Books on Australia

Fay Weldon: An Unfiltered and Unapologetic Voice for Women

From Curiosity to Canon: Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass

The Sublime Silliness of Stevie Smith

A Brief Guide to Collecting Newbery First Editions

Where Samuel Johnson and David Foster Wallace Meet

Top Five Collectible James Bond Novels

Collecting Writers of the Spanish Civil War

And Then There Were 100 Million: Agatha Christie's Legacy

Quiz: Which Famous Book Collector Are You?

The Complex Man Behind Roald Dahl Day

H. L. Mencken: Chief Polemicist and Literary Critic

A Glimpse of Understanding: A Look at Post 9/11 Novels

The Humorous and Absurd World of Medieval Marginalia

Interview About Dust Jackets with David Whitesell

Ann Beattie: The Voice of a Generation

Ari Gísli Bragason Talks About Iceland's Last Antiquarian Bookstore

Libraries and Special Collections: The British Library

I Write Pulp Because I Love It: An Interview with Josh K. Stevens

A Brief Guide to Starting a Rare Book Collection

Almost Undiscovered: An Alison Lurie Primer

Allen Drury: Father of the Political Thriller

What Lessons Can We Learn From The Old Man and the Sea?

Literature and Contemporary Chinese Politics

Narratives of Great Explorers and Their Cathartic Value

Maurice Maeterlinck and the Mystery of Life

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Notable Quotes

Ira Levin: Coupling the Creepy with the Conventional

A List of Authors' Famous Last Words

Bret Harte, Mark Twain, Pioneer Fiction, and a Play Gone Wrong

Libraries and Special Collections: The New York Academy of Medicine

Visiting Halldór Laxness’s Home

Six Interesting Facts About Ray Bradbury

The Inspiration Behind Herman Melville's Moby Dick

Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Brontës?

The Quotable Ogden Nash

Searching for Antiquarian Books in Kyoto

The Quiet Achievement of Evan S. Connell, Jr.

Bernice Rubens: The Booker Prize Winner Who Was ‘Better Than Most’

Five Interesting Facts About Sir Walter Scott

Tips for Collecting Caldecott First Editions

Resistance Writers During World War II

Why You Shouldn't Dismiss Ian Fleming's The Man With the Golden Gun

A History of Drama as Literature

Jorge Amado's Influence on Brazilian Culture

Interesting Editions of Izaak Walton's The Compleat Angler

Best South African Books

Garrison Keillor: Humorist and Book Lover for Our Times

Five Facts about Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Is There a Doctor in the House? The Maladies of Five Famous Authors

A Brief History of the Printing Press, Part I: Gutenberg to Clymer

P.D. James: An Unlikely Writer

Six Interesting Facts About Isabel Allende

Ten Things You Should Know About Richard Wright

The Birth of the Harry Potter Phenomenon

Best Books on Nigeria

Five Early Stories of The Lord of the Rings

Beatrix Potter: Rebel With a Cause

The Thundering, Cocky Canon of Hilaire Belloc

Right When Other People Are Wrong: George Bernard Shaw's Best Quotes

Interview with Mark Eisner, Translator and Editor of Pablo Neruda

The Apple and the Tree: Three Lesser-Known Literary Families

Raymond Chandler: Making Pulp Serious

Top Ten Children's Books to Beat the Summer Blues

Take a Tour of Zadie Smith’s London

Trigger Mortis: A New (and Authentic!) James Bond Novel

Book-to-Film Adaptations of Adichie’s Novels

William Makepeace Thackeray's Imprudent Marriage

Libraries & Special Collections: Saving Timbuktu's Manuscripts

Should You Read Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman?

Richard Russo: Defender of the Writing Life

Lust for Life: Irving Stone's Biographical Fiction

Literary Activism: The Influence of Politics on People

The Quotable Henry David Thoreau

What Good Is a Diary?

What’s Your Favorite Curse Word: The Proust Questionnaire's Legacy

Fly Fishing Chalk Stream Rivers with Sir Edward Grey

Shirley Ann Grau and the Importance of Place in Literature

The Inescapable Humanity of The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

Historical Literary Depictions of Sir Thomas More

Libraries and Special Collections: The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection

Quiz: Which Founding Father Are You?

Tom Stoppard: Better to be Quotable Than Honest

Ten Essential Summer Reads

George Sand: Radical Feminist of the 1850s

What’s in a Name: Alternate Names for Three Famous Literary Characters

Top 10 Quotes from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince

Jean Jacques Rousseau: How Hypocrisy Led to Discovery

James Joyce and Company: Sylvia Beach's Literary Table

Beyond Tolkien: A Survey of Modern Fantasy

Libraries & Special Collections: The Vatican Apostolic Library

George Orwell's Prophetic Political Vision

Strange Sandboxes: Unusual Writing Habits of Five Famous Authors

Arundhati Roy Accuses Gandhi of Prejudice

Five Famous Literary Fathers

Man of Macabre: Five Interesting Facts About Ian McEwan

Paul Muldoon: Poetry, Rock Music, and Fine Press

Instant Classic: Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses

Browsing and Buying Antiquarian Books in Buenos Aires

An Insider's Guide to Bloomsday

John Hersey and the Journalism Event of the Century

A James Bond Novel Ian Fleming Didn't Want You to Read

Saltwater Fly Fishing: Fresh Takes on an Ancient Sport

Real Events Behind Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin

Pasternak Archives at Stanford Special Collections

William Styron and Other Critics of Formal Education

Maurice Sendak: A Wild Imagination

When Ernest Hemingway Fought Max Eastman

Quiz: Who Is Your Literary Father Figure?

A Gwendolyn Brooks Primer

Thomas Mann: An Exploration of Philosophy and Practicality

Caldecott Medalist Peter Spier: An Illustrious Career

Libraries & Special Collections: The Poetry Foundation Library

Heinrich Bӧll: Nobel Prize Winner and D-Day Adversary

Carol Shields: Our Literary Neighbor to the North

T.S. Eliot and the Struggle of Faith

Beer Me: Five Writers on America’s Most Famous Beverage

An Interview with David Pascoe of Nawakum Press

Feminist Literature from Iran

When Ian Fleming Met John F. Kennedy

Real Life Examples of Successful Women in Science

Writing between Dogma and Despair: Walker Percy's Catholicism

Ralph Waldo Emerson's Influence: An American Literary Tradition

King's Printers in England: Giving Monarchs a Voice Throughout History

Famous Holocaust Memoirs

5 Surprising Facts about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Are You Ready for the London Antiquarian Book Fair?

Eight Surprising Hobbies of Legendary Authors

James Boswell and the Power of Biography

Myth, Fairy Tales, & Children: A Brief History of Fantasy

A Brief List of Significant Latin American Writers

The Politics of Exhuming Pablo Neruda

Presidents, Generals, and Munchkins; Oh My! L. Frank Baum's Influence

From Book-to-Film: Books Made Famous by Hollywood

Charles Baxter's Real Life Fiction

Learning About Literature and Partition

From Hester Prynne to Lily Potter: Five Famous Literary Mothers

A Glossary of Publishing Industry Terms, Part IV

Libraries & Special Collections: The Library of Alexandria

JAWS Author Peter Benchley as Ocean Advocate

Quiz: Where Would You Live in Tolkien's Middle Earth?

Robert Browning's Literary Rivalry...with His Wife

Interview with Jared Loewenstein on the Definitive Borges Collection at UVA

Kaye Gibbons: Reconciling Wounds Through Writing

Philip the Good: Early Book Collector, Patron of the Arts

Nobel Laureate Henryk Sienkiewicz and "Quo Vadis"

Five Things You Should Know About Joseph Heller

Carl Friedrich Gauss and The Method of Least Squares

Annie Dillard and the Influence of Henry David Thoreau

Who Is Your Literary Mother?

A Brief History of Postcolonial Literature, Part II

Libraries & Special Collections: And the Oscar Goes to...

Soviet Resistance Literature

Marginalia and Why You Should Write in Your Books

Anthony Trollope, Wanderlust, and How The "Mastiffs" Went to Iceland

Charles Lamb and Retelling Shakespeare

Umberto Eco: Kant and the Platypus

Why You Should Read Charlotte Brontë's The Professor

A Brief History of Postcolonial Literature, Part I

How Best to Begin Collecting Native American Fiction

The Legacy of Gabriel García Márquez

Libraries and Special Collections: Carnegie Libraries

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