rare books

The Mertz Library is one of the largest botanical libraries in the world. And now it's online too.
J. Robert Oppenheimer was a man interested in mystic Eastern religions, a Communist sympathizer, and widely considered, "the father of the atomic bomb."
During the 1930s renowned photographer Berenice Abbott embarked on a five year documentation of the gritty streets of Depression Era New York City. Inspired by Eugene Atget's photo documentary series of Paris, Abbott sought to document the ever transforming streets of New York to serve as a record of the history of America.
So maybe Matisse did tap into the writer's mind, or maybe their works had a natural affinity. They were, after all, exploring
The Museum and Library of The Hispanic Society of America is perhaps the least known of New York City museums, yet it has an extraordinary collection. I recently spent a delightful afternoon at the museum, which reflects the vision of Archer Milton Huntington to establish an institution dedicated to the celebration of Hispanic culture.
Her story is legendary: an American bibliophile who brought her love of literature to Paris and created one of the most well-known and influential bookstores of the twentieth century, Shakespeare and Company.
I stumbled upon a hidden treasure recently, right in my backyard of Princeton, New Jersey. The Gilded Lion is a wonderful antique store, located at 24 Chambers Street, where it has stood since 1989.
I traveled to Europe a few weeks ago and, for the first time, I didn't attend a conference on youth education, or meet with leading business people on how we can innovate startups worldwide. Instead I explored the opportunities provided by a few select bookstores.
Designed by Alan Donovan, the beautiful building overlooks Nairobi National Park, and is described by Architectural Digest as "an architecture rising from the serene Kenyan plain like an outcropping of earth, a vision of usefulness..." However, this priceless piece of cultural history is now under threat.
Until I was about 9, I didn't really like to read. I preferred picture books and my illustrated children's encyclopedia over "real" books.
AbeBooks is an online market where readers and/or collectors can buy new, used, rare, and out-of-print books. The first place
A Massachusetts church is considering selling its first edition copy of the first book published in North America, but the
At a moment when cultural trend-watchers are predicting the imminent demise of the traditional book in lieu of digitization, the American Antiquarian Society is honoring the strength of print as it celebrates its 200th anniversary.
The discovery happened earlier this year, when the Odenwald resident came across a thin brochure titled "Brücke," reports
The reports may serve a purpose other than entertaining book lovers: After four years on the list, Norman Mailer's "Marilyn
The author and star of The Secret, had been actually keeping a secret. While making movies, videos, and writing books on all the things he firmly believes in, not once did he mention his interest in collecting rare books.
This isn't just self-promotion on the publisher's part. After seeing the cover, Fitzgerald added a description of the iconic
Stephen J. Gertz cross-posts from Booktryst.com __________ Stirner would laugh out loud, pitilessly; they have enslaved themselves
Before he became the first name of a bank, J. P. Morgan was a Wall Street mogul who, a century ago, bequeathed his collection