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Books are not only beloved objects, they are often also precious or even priceless, and the mission of the Department of Conservation and Preservation of the Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University is to tend to the collections of the university, such as at Peabody and Evergreen. On Booknotes this month, we hear from […]
The Ivy Bookshop has exciting things in store this year. Owner, Emma Snyder, came in to share some of the them. Books mentioned by Emma: We Speak for Ourselves: A Word from Forgotten Black America, by D. Watkins, Simon and Schuster Elsey Come Home: A novel, by Susan Conley, Knopf
Atrophysicist and best-selling author, Mario Livio, is endlessly curious, and he has written a book about it. Why? What Makes Us Curious? has recently been released in paperback.
In his new novel, Safe Houses, Dan Fesperman balances history and suspense across decades as a young woman discovers a nefarious truth at the heart of the CIA’s operations in postwar Berlin.
Memoirist Marion Winik is about to launch her tenth book. It’s a sequel to her highly successful Glenrock Book of the Dead from ten years ago.
In his memoir, Out of Step, Anthony Moll tells the story of a working-class bisexual boy running off to join the army in the midst of two wars and the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” era. The book won the Non/Fiction Prize series from The Journal & The Ohio State University Press. […]
A project lasting almost 18 months is winding down at The Walters Art Museum: the conservation of the St. Francis Missal. I caught up with the head of book and paper conservation, Abigail Quandt, curator of rare books and manuscripts, Lynley Anne Herbert, and postgraduate conservation fellow, Cathie Magee. […]
In Part II of the interview with Heidi Daniel, President and CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, a game changing new initiative.
In Part I of a two-part interview, Heidi Daniel, the new President of the Enoch Pratt Free Library , talks about her aspirations for the library system going forward.
Johns Hopkins University Press has just published a comprehensive biography of George A. Lucas and his art collection. It was written by retired attorney and independent art historian, Stanley Mazaroff.