News of interest to book collectors
A petition has been announced to Save Boston’s Old Corner Bookstore. The Old Corner Bookstore is the oldest commercial building in Boston. It was built in 1718 as an apothecary shop. The Old Corner Bookstore was the center of book publishing in America in the mid-1800s. In those days Boston was the country’s literary centre. […]
A great article by Allison Meier on The Golden Age of the Dust Jacket. A book ‘The Illustrated Dust Jacket, 1920-1970′ by Martin Salisbury is out now from Thames & Hudson. The book chronicles how this fragile object, that is so easily lost and damaged, has become a wonderful object for artists, typographers, designers and […]
An exhibition of the work of German photographer Andreas Gursky will be held at the Southbank Centre in London, 25th January to 22nd April 2018. Visit the Southbank Centre website. See our photography books.
The Grolier Club is holding a fascinating exhibition for collectors and admirers of children’s picture books called ‘Radiant with Color & Art: McLoughlin Brothers and the Business of Picture Books, 1858-1920’. More than 200 vibrantly colored children’s illustrated picture books, drawings, watercolors, and ephemera are on view from 6th December 2017 to 3rd February 2018. […]
‘Wizard! The magic of Harry Potter’ is at the British Library. The exhibition has on display an early draft of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, a deleted part from The Chamber of Secrets and much more. Wizard! The magic of Harry Potter is open until Wednesday 28th February 2018. Visit the British Library website […]
The Bentley Rare Book Museum Opens within the department of museums, archives, and rare books at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The Bentley Rare Book Museum holds a collection of about 10,000 items. It features Georgia authors, fine press books, Cherokee language materials, medieval manuscript leaves, and early printed books. Some of the […]
Communication Arts announces the winners of their annual illustration competition 2017. The Illustration shown here is by Brian Stauffer, “For ‘The Spiritual Way beyond Bars,’ an article in Christianity Today about how prisoners serving life terms can find a life beyond prison bars through faith.” Mixed media, digital. There are some wonderful illustrations on show […]
As godfather of modern French typography, Jean Francois Porchez will deliver a talk about his experiences and nuggets of typographic wisdom in designing custom typefaces for some of the world’s most recognizable brands: Le Monde, the Paris Metro, Louis Vuitton, Galleries Lafayette, Sephora, YSL Beauté, The Boston Consulting Group and Nespresso – just to name […]
The Vancouver Mural Festival is an amazing free public art celebration that takes place every year in Canada. Visit their website to see the artwork.
This beautiful print is just one of the prints being exhibited at the Portland Fine Print Fair. ‘Night in New York’ is by Martin Lewis. It is an etching, edition of 125, published in 1932. It is for sale by Edward T Pollack Fine Arts. The Portland Fine Print Fair is on from January 27th […]