Friday, May 28, 2004

Book 'em Ken!
Ken Sanders has a multitude of friends, most of them long dead and on a shelf at his funky Salt Lake City bookstore.
Salt Lake City Weekly
Damaged Hebrew artifacts are in limbo pending outcome in Iraq
A damaged Torah, a centuries-old Bible and other rare documents important to Iraq's few remaining Jews were rescued from a flooded cellar in Baghdad, only to remain in limbo here.
Baltimore Sun

Thursday, May 27, 2004

Rosenbach Museum & Library - Bloomsday 100
The Rosenbach Museum & Library—home of the Ulysses manuscript—celebrates the centenary with a series of programs, film screenings, and performances, plus, of course, our annual all-day outdoor reading on DeLancey Place.
Rosenbach Press Release

Thursday, May 20, 2004

The Reading Room will be on hiatus until May 27.

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

'The Conan Doyle Collections' and the British Library
Even more on the Conan Doyle papers, this time the "official" word from the British Library.
British Library Press Release
Medieval masterpieces go online
A grant of £300,000 has been awarded to the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study University of London, in partnership with the British Library, to produce the first ever digitally illustrated and searchable catalogue of western illuminated medieval and renaissance manuscripts held in the British Library's collections.
British Library Press Release
Culinary history now online
The Culinary Collection in Archival and Special Collections at the University of Guelph features a variety of books, including publications from many countries, and highlights the development of cookery in Canada and around the world.
The London Free Press

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Lost Conan Doyle Papers to Be Auctioned in London
More on the Conan Doyle papers.
The New York Times, registration required
Inclusion of Library Ets Haim in Memory of the World Register Celebrated in Amsterdam
The Library Ets Haim, a unique collection of Judaica held in the Portuguese Synagogue complex in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, became officially part of UNESCO's Memory of the World Register, when the Memory of the World Certificate was handed over by UNESCO's Elisabeth Longworth to the President of the Board of Governors of the Library during a ceremony yesterday evening in Amsterdam.
UNESCO Press Release
Sherlock Holmes and the case of the vanishing treasures
Scotland's foremost expert on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has launched a last-minute campaign to ensure that recently-discovered papers by the Sherlock Holmes author, which are due to be auctioned by Christie’s, are saved for the British nation.
The Scotsman
Great books of Hue lost to free market
Vietnamese rare books and libraries

Monday, May 17, 2004

The best rare bookstore on the planet
Heritage Book Shop
The Oregonian
The bizarre world of bonkers book collecting
Puns aplenty...
The Telegraph
At Avenue Victor Hugo, remembrances of good books past
The bookstore is closing...
Boston Globe

Friday, May 14, 2004

The case of the missing manuscript
Of Plimoth Plantation and a trip to the Boston Athenaeum
Kingston Mariner

Thursday, May 13, 2004

A Virtual Auction with 100% of the funds going to UNICEF
News about the ILAB's Virtual Celebration of the Book, starting May 19.
Exlibris listserv
What Is Wisconsin's Most Important Historical Event?
The Wisconsin Historical Society wants you to choose.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Site of ancient university found in Egypt
Not exactly rare books-related, but.....
The Seattle Times
Grateful Dead foundations help preserve UC Santa Cruz archive of renowned composer Lou Harrison
Two foundations contribute money for preservation purposes
UC Santa Cruz Press Release
Riddle of Boney's link with Bolton
Napoleon mystery at the Bolton Library
Manchester Evening News

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Beginning of a new chapter
Re-opening of the George Peabody Library
Baltimore Sun

Monday, May 10, 2004

'Oldest printed book' on display
Preserving our St. Louis photo album

Friday, May 07, 2004

Nicholson Baker - Collection of American Newspapers Donated to Duke Libraries

Jikji Memory of the World Prize Created
British Library - Historic Sound Recordings Go Digital

Thursday, May 06, 2004

Narratio primaat the Linda Hall Library
Widener Reading Room Reopens

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