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Some Gift Ideas: Are You Ready for Father's Day?

By Kristin Masters. May 25, 2011. 3:54 AM.

Topics: Book Collecting, Rare Book Gift Ideas

We just celebrated Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day isn’t far behind. Since 1910, Father’s Day has been celebrated on the third Sunday in June throughout the United States. It was recognized as an official holiday in 1972.

     
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Q & A with Sean Richards

By Kristin Masters. May 11, 2011. 3:08 AM.

Topics: Book Care, Learn About Books

This week we introduce Sean E. Richards, of the Byzantium Bindery. Sean is a true craftsman who specializes in book restoration and conservation. He combines modern conservation methods with traditional techniques to deliver superior results.

     
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Grangerizing: The Predecessor to Modern-Day Scrapbooking?

It all began in 1769. John Granger published his Biographical History of England—without pictures. He did, however, include extra leaves in the book so that people could add their own illustrations. His readers took that cue, often pillaging other books for portraits to accompany the thumbnail biographies in Granger’s book.

     
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Celebrate Children's Book Week with Your Favorite Children's Authors

By Kristin Masters. May 2, 2011. 3:29 AM.

Topics: Caldecott Medal, Children's Books, Newbery Award

Today kicks off Children’s Book Week! Since 1919, the event has been celebrated across the country in schools, libraries, bookstores, and everywhere else children can discover a love of reading. As adult readers, we remember those children’s books that were truly magical.

Here’s a list of our five favorite children’s authors.
     
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