Rare Books, Stories About Books

Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged

“Who is John Galt?” With this question, Ayn Rand began her final novel, Atlas Shrugged, one of the most controversial, influential, and bestselling books of the 20th century. It’s a…
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The Story Behind Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child

Las Vegas bookseller Mary Olsson reveals why she loves Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child.
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Miniseries, Rare Books, The Bible in English

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.  …
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Miniseries, Rare Books, The Bible in English

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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Miniseries, Rare Books, The Bible in English

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…
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Miniseries, Rare Books

The Bible in English: Part 1

In the first part of this miniseries, Las Vegas bookseller Greg Hicks reveals why the printing in English of the Bible changed the world forever. While the importance of the…
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Rare Books, Stories About Books

Inspired by the Greats

That great poets imitate and improve, whereas small ones steal and spoil. When W. H. Davenport Adams wrote positively about the poet Tennyson in his article “Imitators and Plagiarists” in…
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Stories About Books

The Story Behind the Creation of the Oxford English Dictionary

Once or twice during my academic years I was accused of reading the dictionary. Although untrue, I’ll admit I have skimmed a page or two upon occasion; I do readily…
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Rare Books, Stories About Books

Saved From the Flames: The First Series of the Poems of Emily Dickinson

In 1886, an elderly and reclusive spinster died in a small New England town, leaving instructions to her younger sister to burn all her surviving correspondences. The town was Amherst, and…
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Othello by William Shakespeare

Watch this short film by Las Vegas bookseller Embry Clark on why Othello is her favorite play by William Shakespeare.  
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The Story Behind Dialogue by Galileo

Watch a short film featuring Las Vegas bookseller Christy Shannon and the story behind Galileo’s Dialogue.    
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