Frank O’Hara in 1966

Frank O’Hara in 1966

I first met the poet Frank O'Hara in the early 1990s. I was in the process of abandoning the writing program I was enrolled in at a local university for the much less muddied waters of the religious studies department; and, for his part, Frank had been dead for a little over twenty-five years. Frank... [ more ]

William Dailey on Collecting Vegetarian Literature


The Lilly Library, Indiana University, has announced its summer exhibition. “Eat Your Vegetables! Five Centuries of Vegetarianism and the Printed Word” will survey the history and impact of vegetarian movements on society, and it will also contain a variety of cookbooks that emphasize vegetarian cuisine. The materials in this exhibition are drawn from many of the Lilly Library's collections, most... [ more ]

Spotlight on Roald Dahl


Roald Dahl, the renowned British children's book author, screenwriter, and WWII fighter pilot, is back in the headlines as Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Dahl's classic The BFG hits theaters. Many book collectors will doubtless by bringing their children (or grandchildren) to see the film in the coming weeks, and receiving multiple request for Dahl stories at bedtime. However, if you have a Roald D... [ more ]

Upcoming Event


The Boston Book Fair will take place October 28-30, 2016. More than 120 dealers from around the world rendevous every fall at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s Back Bay to display their latest...

October 28th, 2016 - October 30th, 2016

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