• A visit from University of Iowa Special Collections

    We had a special visit from the folks at the University of Iowa Special Collections last month during the Rare Books and Manuscripts Preconference of the ALA. University of Iowa’s Colleen Theisen and Patrick Olson sat down to chat with Rebecca Romney “about books, life, the universe and everything.” This is the first video of five, […]

This is the Bauman Rare Books Blog.

Welcome to our blog. We write about the stories behind great works in literature. Our miniseries cover various topics throughout the year. Our current topics are:

- The Unexpected
- Forgotten Founding Fathers
- Polar Disasters and the Madmen Who Perpetrated Them

Take a look around for some of our previous miniseries, read the histories behind individual books, or take our Rare Books 101 class by following the posts below.

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Miniseries

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The Bible in English: Part 4

In the final part of his miniseries on the Bible in English, Las Vegas bookseller Greg hicks offers advice on how to build a collection and where to start.   Imagine you’re a potential collector, or someone who’s just gotten started.  What are your options?   Fortunately, there are many points of entry for you, […]

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The Bible in English: Part 3

In the third installment of his miniseries, the Bible in English, Las Vegas bookseller Greg Hicks examines more of the translations that matter.

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The Bible in English: Part 2

In the second part of his mini-series, The Bible in English, Las Vegas bookseller Greg Hicks explores the translations that matter. The story of the Bible in English becomes even more intriguing when you look more closely at its origins and evolution.  Massive tomes have been written about the subject, but there are a number […]