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We round up interesting stories about the rare book world being discussed this week.


Shakespeare's First Folios Go on Tour

The Folger Shakespeare Library has anounced the cities that are getting a First Folio as part of their ambitious plan to put a copy of Shakespeare's First Folio on display in every state, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico, in 2016. Read more to discover where your nearest First Folio will be...


Preview Rare Book Week

Look forward to Rare Book Week (which includes the 55th Annual New York Antiquarian Book Fair) with this preview from Rare Book Magazine.

New York Antiquarian Book Fair


ILAB to Mark World Book Day

The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers are planning a series of Pop-Up Book Fairs around the world to mark UNESCO World Book Day on April 23. Many ABAA members are involved in the US events. 


Ephemera Society Annual Conference

The Ephemera Society Annual Conference is coming up. Mark your calendars for March 20-22, 2015. 


Library Beyond the BookDocumentary: Inside the Harvard Depository

Harvard maintains a huge book depository that few ever get to visit. Curious collectors can now take a virtual step inside this hidden library in a new documentary, Cold Storage, a digital offshoot of the Library Beyond the Book project by Jeffrey T. Snapp and Matthew BattlesRead more...  


William Morris Library Project Reaches Half-Way Stage

The project to digitally catalog the legendary library of book collector and publisher William Morris (of Kelmscott Press fame) has passed the half-way mark. 


Sandwich Magna CartaUnknown Copy of 1300 Magna Carta Found

A “previously unknown exemplar of the 1300 Magna Carta” has been discovered in Sandwich, Kent by the Magna Carta Project. While not a copy of the original 1215 Magna Carta, this is only the seventh copy of the 1300 document yet found, and its location suggests a wider distribution of the document than had been known. Read more...


ABAA Bookseller Lorne Bair to Deliver Mann Lecture

"The 2015 Charles W. Mann Jr. Lecture in the Book Arts, “Why Flashlights? Because Batman! A Bookseller’s Adventures in the Archive” by Lorne Bair, proprietor of Lorne Bair Rare Books, with a special introduction by graphic designer and author, Chip Kidd, will be presented at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library on the University Park campus of Penn State." Read more...