The Best Thing About Being A Bibliophile

We’ve been spreading ourselves pretty thin in the book shop lately.  Ron is busy crafting some beautiful clamshell cases for my Louis Bromfield collection (more about that later); I have been burning the midnight oil to close out the books for the tax season, and trying to keep up with cataloging new book inventory to keep up with books going out the door.

So this week I thought I’d keep it simple and share with you a few links to sites I have stumbled upon that WOWED me and might be of interest to you.  The best thing about being a bibliophile is that life is never boring — there is always something more to learn!

For those of you interested in decorated bindings, here is a link to the holdings in the University of Rochester (NY) library:  http://www.lib.rochester.edu/index.cfm?page=3886

For some beautiful examples of Sarah Wyman Whitman bindings, and a biography of the artist, this information from the Rare Books and Manuscript Department at the Boston Public Library will be your cup of tea:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/sets/72157604192955355/

For those of you who are fans of great book illustrators, you may enjoy this JVJ Publishing website, devoted to classic illustrator biographies:

http://www.bpib.com/illustra.htm

Enjoy!

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