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Are You Ready for Pottermore?

By Kristin Masters. Jun 27, 2011. 3:03 AM.

Topics: Book Collecting, Children's Books

Last week, JK Rowling finally let fans on the secret: the much anticipated Pottermore.

     
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Get Inspired for Summer Reading

Forget looking in the medicine cabinet—we all know that the best way to learn about someone is to peruse his bookshelves! And what better way to find inspiration for your own reading? If you’re looking for a new source of summer reading inspiration—or at least a good laugh--take a peek at what a few literary greats had in their own libraries.

     
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Sunning: Bad for Your Skin, Bad for Your Books!

By Kristin Masters. Jun 15, 2011. 2:46 AM.

Topics: Rare Books, Book Collecting, Book Care

Summer has officially arrived, and along with all that sun comes the joy of summer reading! But the sun can cause irreversible damage to your skin—--and your books. It’'s important to protect your rare and collectible books from heat, humidity, and sunning.

     
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Q & A with Bruce Levy

By Kristin Masters. Jun 8, 2011. 2:37 AM.

Topics: Book Making, Book Care, Learn About Books

This week we are happy to welcome Bruce Levy, a renowned book conservator. Since 1980, Bruce has worked with high-end rare book dealers, collectors, and institutions throughout the United States.

     
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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.

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