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What books did Blackbeard read?

The news of the discovery of book fragments on the Queen Anne’s Revenge – the flagship of the infamous Captain Blackbeard – has been making the rounds. The bits of pages were discovered in a sludge on the sunken ship and have been analyzed by

William Hunter’s Library: the Shapes of Books - University of Glasgow

The Shapes and Sizes of Books

Jasna Zwimpfer writes about the cataloging of the books in a special collection at the University of Glasgow Library in their article “William Hunter’s Library: the Shapes of Books” “We consulted some of Hunter’s books in Special Collections to answer queries which emerged during our work.

Bookish News: November 16, 2016

A rare book from Boston’s Northeastern University archives has been selected for inclusion in an ‘illuminated manuscripts’ display. Northeastern’s con­tri­bu­tion is a Dominican Prayer Book. The palm-sized book has over 500 pages in handwritten Latin.  It shall be included in the “Beyond Words: Illu­mi­nated Man­u­scripts

Happy Holidays – Facebook Giveaway!

Did you know we have a giveaway going on the Facebook Page? Our “12 Days of Christmas” Giveaway is easy to play! Go to our Facebook page to Like our page and play along.  You could win free books from Biblio for a whole