Children's Lit

The Story Behind A.A. Milne’s Pooh Books

Click here to view our rare books by A.A. Milne. “Isn’t it funny how a bear loves honey?” One of the most familiar storybook bears is Winnie-the-Pooh created by A.A…. Read more

Rare Books

Babbitt: The Single Book that Explains American Life

In the midst of a stultified seminar, a somewhat exasperated professor posited the following question to me and my weary-eyed cohorts. “If you had to pick a single book to… Read More

Illustrated - Art, Photography, Architecture, Videos

Illustrating the Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare by John Boydell

Watch a short film narrated by Laura Minor on the 1803 elephant folio issue of this work, which features key scenes from the plays created by the most eminent English… Read More

Rare Books 101

The Secret Language of Rare Books: Cosway-Style Bindings

Does the specialized vocabulary of rare book descriptions read like a secret language to you? In this series we will unveil the meanings behind a few of the more unusual and interesting… Read More

Rare Books

5 Great Books to See in Las Vegas

That Plato should be the first of all the ancient philosophers to be translated and broadcast by the printing press was inevitable. –PMM   Printed in the midst of the… Read More

American Revolution

Books the Founders Read: Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England

“In America the law is king,” Thomas Paine declared in Common Sense. The Founding Fathers’ most important and widely-owned law book was William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England. John… Read More

Illustrated - Art, Photography, Architecture, Science/Natural History, Videos

A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way by Edward Emerson Barnard

Watch this short film featuring Rebecca Romney discussing the groundbreaking photography involved in the creation of this inspiring work.         Read More

Rare Books 101

The Secret Language of Rare Books: Fore-Edge Paintings

Does the specialized vocabulary of rare book descriptions read like a secret language to you? In this series we will unveil the meanings behind a few of the more unusual and interesting… Read More

Literature, Moderns, Videos

The Story of Howl by Allen Ginsberg

In this short film Las Vegas bookseller Embry Clark recounts the daring and controversy behind the 1956 publication of Howl by Allen Ginsberg, and the start of the Beat movement…. Read More

Literature

The Radical Roots of Gulliver’s Travels

Swift has sailed into his rest; Savage indignation there Cannot lacerate his breast. Imitate him if you dare, World-besotted traveller; he Served human liberty. –W.B. Yeats, The Winding Stair Read More

Rare Books 101

The Secret Language of Rare Books: Morocco

Does the specialized vocabulary of rare book descriptions read like a secret language to you? In this series we will unveil the meanings behind a few of the more unusual and interesting… Read More