The first six printed editions of the Bible and copies of Shakespeare’s first four folios are among a trove of rare books that have been bequeathed to Princeton University. William Scheide, a philanthropist who died in November, donated more than 2,500 rare books to his alma mater. The gift – valued at $300m (£194m) – is the […]
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The interior of Sarajevo’s Presidency building would make any historian wince. Not the decor itself – but the charred papers, piled against the walls. This display of damaged documents stretches away down the ground floor corridors of the building, leaving dark smears on the white paint, leading to a heap of burned books, boxes and manuscripts […]
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BBC – Culture – Ten of the world’s most beautiful bookshops BBC has compiled a short slideshow of ten of the most visually beautiful and stunning bookstores from around the globe.
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20 Booksellers Who Blog | AbeBooks’ Reading Copy
Many AbeBooks booksellers are also dedicated bloggers. Each seller’s blog is one of a kind, created with a deep love of books – from sharing images of vintage cover art, to cataloging recent acquisitions and sales, to publishing in-depth educational articles, to recounting highly entertaining stories of personal experiences, both in the trade and about the book life in general.
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The dictator who collected rare books | AbeBooks’ Reading Copy Earlier this week the New York Times reported on the book collection that belonged to Chile’s infamous former dictator General Augusto Pinochet, who was responsible for thousands of deaths and disappearances, and widespread torture. Pinochet used public money to build a vast personal library of Latin America’s […]
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