Did you know?  Check our Rare Books Page

Best Quotes from The Chronicles of Narnia

Best Quotes from the Dragon Riders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey

The Books That Inspired Disney: Part 4

Fantasy Author Patricia McKillip: A Reading Guide

The Best Quotes From Winnie-the-Pooh

Caldecott Winning Illustrators Series: Beth Krommes

Best Children's Books with Animal Protagonists

The Books That Inspired Disney: Part 3

The Books That Inspired Disney: Part 2

Top Quotes from L.M. Montgomery

Book-to-Film: The Books That Inspired Disney - Part 1

Collectible Academic Press Books

Judy Blume's Most Banned Books

Best Quotes from Philip Roth

Collecting Charles van Sandwyk

Top Books by State: Montana

Top Books by State: South Carolina

Newbery Winning Authors Series: Charles J. Finger

Caldecott Winning Illustrators Series: Brian Selznick

Collecting Nobel Prize winners: Doris Lessing

Top Books by State: Rhode Island

Top 10 Phrases Inspired by Shakespeare

Remembering Children's Book Author Patricia MacLachlan

Top Books by State Series: Texas

The Best of Umberto Eco

Top Books by State: Washington

Caldecott Winning Illustrators Series: David Wiesner

Best Books by State: Nebraska

The Best of Cormac McCarthy

Newbery Award Winning Authors Series: Hugh Lofting

Caldecott Winning Illustrators Series: David Wisniewski

Collecting Dean Koontz

Caldecott Winning Illustrators Series: Mary Azarian

Top Books by State: Wisconsin

Caldecott Winning Illustrators Series: Eric Rohmann

Top Books by State: Virginia

Buying Rare Ephemera: Some Reference Terms

A New Year and a New You in Fiction

The Best of Elie Wiesel

Top Books by State: West Virginia

Newbery Winning Authors Series: Hendrik Willem Van Loon

Caldecott Winning Illustrators Series: Mordecai Gerstein

A Collector's Guide to The Night Before Christmas

The First James Bond? John Dee Was the Original 007

Top Books by State Series: Wyoming

Best Quotes from Philip Pullman

Ten Beautiful Christmas Poems

The Ultimate Twenty Facts about Jane Goodall You Should Know

Caldecott Winning Illustrators Series: David Small

The Creative Legacy of Virginia Woolf

Five Facts About Astronaut and Author Buzz Aldrin

Early Book Collectors: George Washington and the Founding Fathers

Caldecott Winning Illustrators Series: Roger Duvoisin

Five Facts About Romantic Adventure Writer Janet Evanovich

Caldecott Winning Illustrators Series: Berta and Elmer Hader

An Essential Guide to Dr. Seuss

Redefining the Rare Book: An Interview on Andrew Stauffer's Book Traces

Rare Books We Love, Just in Time for Valentine's Day

Top Books by State: Missouri

Is My Inherited Book Collection Worth Anything?

The Best Quotes from Kate DiCamillo

Thomas Harris: Biography and Important Works

Caldecott Winning Illustrators Series: Margot Zemach

Should I Buy Rare Books at Auction?

Top Books by State: Mississippi

Caldecott Winning Illustrators Series: Gail E. Haley

Fore-Edge Gilding and Decorating

Caldecott Winning Illustrators Series: Blair Lent

The Best Literary Quotes about Winter

The Best YA Books by BIPOC Authors

Building Your Rare Book Collection During a Pandemic

Top Books by State: Michigan

What is a Bookplate?

Top Books by State: Minnesota

Boston's Rare Book Scene

Top Literary Quotes About Food

Visiting Zine Archives in New York City

Caldecott Winning Illustrators Series: William Steig

Rare Book Terminology You Should Know

Top Books by State: Massachusetts

Collectible Irish Literature

Nine of the Best Quotes from The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

San Francisco's Rare Book Scene

The Life and Work of D.H. Lawrence

How to Find the Value of a Rare Book

Top Books by State: Maryland

Caldecott Winning Illustrators Series: Uri Shulevitz

How to Display Rare Books

Most Wanted Rare Books

John McCain’s Literary Farewell

Caldecott Winning Illustrators Series: Ed Emberley

The Library of Congress and Rare Books

Austin's Rare Book Scene

John Newbery: The Father of Children's Literature

Alice Adams: Master of the Short Story

Top Books by State: Louisiana

An Eoin Colfer Primer

A Look Inside Presidential Libraries

Top Books by State: Kansas

The Art and Life of Eric Carle

In Defense of Book Collecting

Caldecott Winning Illustrators Series: Evaline Ness

Caldecott Winning Illustrators Series: Beni Montresor

The Difference Between Having a Book Collection and Having a Library

Unexpected Meetings Between Legendary Authors and Celebrities

Do I Have a First Edition?

Remembering Neil Armstrong

Best Bookish Podcasts for Collectors and Book Enthusiasts

Top Books By State: Kentucky

Top Books by State Series: Maine

Las Vegas' Rare Book Scene

Pablo Neruda: Rarest Spanish Language Editions

Bookish Apps for the Avid Collector

Iconic Images of Author Jack London

Movie Adaptations Aren’t All Bad: Tom Hanks Proves It

Caldecott Winning Illustrators Series: Nonny Hogrogian

Chicago’s Rare Book Scene

Book Collecting as a Woman

The Books That Inspired George Lucas

How to Choose What Kind of Book to Collect

Legendary Illustrators: Charles van Sandwyk

Tim Russert: Journalist and Author

Los Angeles's Rare Book Scene

Are Paperbacks Worth Anything?

A Vincent Van Gogh Book Spotlight: Lust for Life

What is the History of the ISBN?

Tennessee Williams and the Catastrophe of Success

Questions to Ask When Visiting a Special Collections Library

James Patterson: Master of the Thriller

Caldecott Winning Illustrators Series: Maurice Sendak

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

A Tribute to John Updike

Rare Books By Women Writers

Fowl Play with Eoin Colfer

Collecting Interesting Editions of the Work of Leo and Diane Dillon

The History and Importance of Women's Literature

Top Books by State: Iowa

Seattle's Rare Book Scene

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Political and Familial Influences

Lost Mary Shelley Manuscript Unearthed

The Story of Bookbinding

Who Can Sell My Rare Books?

Caging the Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: Tennessee Williams

Chronicling the American Presidency: Bob Woodward

James Patterson: Author or Brand Manager?

How to Buy Rare Books Online

Exploring Philip Roth's Memorable Protagonists

Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscripts Library

Virginia Hamilton's Life and Work

How to Find Rare Books?

Top Books by State: Indiana

Mickey Spillane: Hardboiled Detectives and Salted Peanuts

The Magic of Gabriel García Márquez

Caldecott Winning Illustrators Series: Ezra Jack Keats

How Theodor Geisel Became Dr. Seuss

Visiting Ralph Ellison's Papers at the Library of Congress

Interesting Editions of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

Visiting the Homes of Victor Hugo

What Are Clamshell Boxes and Why Are They Important?

Caldecott Winning Illustrators Series: Nicolas Sidjakov

Important Collections of the Work of Legendary Photographer Ansel Adams

The Essential Amy Tan

Toni Morrison...Children's Book Author?

Carl Bernstein: Mystery Writer

Is Book Collecting Worth It?

Top Books by State: Illinois

How Much Is My Rare Book Worth?

Five Interesting Facts About Sinclair Lewis

Remembering Ronald Reagan Through the Written Word

Is Book Collecting a Dying Art?

A James A. Michener Tribute

James Joyce and the Ulysses Publication Saga

The Six Wives of Norman Mailer

How Do I Establish a Rare Book Collection?

Susan Sontag: Controversial Cultural Critic

Lewis Carroll: A Man of Many Talents

Caldecott Winning Illustrators Series: Marie Hall Ets

7 Interesting Facts About Jack Nicklaus

A.A. Milne: More Than Just Winnie the Pooh

What is a Rare Book?

A Guide to Collecting the Works of Anchee Min

Top Books by State: Idaho

Ten Interesting Facts About Jack London

The Writings of Former President Richard Nixon

Six Famous Horror Novels Based on True Stories

Homage to the Midwest: Building a Carl Sandburg Collection

Umberto Eco as Consummate Book Collector

Ten Magnificent Tolkien Collectibles

The Best of 2019: Our Top Ten Blog Posts

Top Books by State: Hawaii

Ten Profound Henry Miller Quotes

'Twas the Night Before Christmas: The Authorship Question

Nine Caldecott Winners for the Winter Season

The Lost World: 5 Books Steven Spielberg Almost Adapted

Caldecott Winning Illustrators Series: Barbara Cooney

Hero vs. Villain: Jane Austen's Male Characters

Children's Books to Gift This Holiday Season

Three of Cornelia Funke's Best Series

John Milton, Political Activist and Poet

James Thurber's Life and Work

  • There are no suggestions because the search field is empty.

About this blog

How can I identify a first edition? Where do I learn about caring for books? How should I start collecting? Hear from librarians about amazing collections, learn about historic bindings or printing techniques, get to know other collectors. Whether you are just starting or looking for expert advice, chances are, you'll find something of interest on blogis librorum.

Get blog notifications per email:

Download the James Bond Dossier

Recent Posts

Book Glossary
Get your free Guide to Book Care

Blog Archive

> see older posts
A Guide to Historic Libraries Part I