News, Features & Podcasts
The Book Collector is taking a break from Podcasts and Newsletters this August, and during this time we thought we would keep the minds of our readers and followers busy with a little challenge…
Recently a portrait of EM Forster set an Auction record for painter Roger Fry (1866-1934) when it sold...
CHRISTOPHER PLANTIN was born 500 years ago this May and is being commemorated by Antwerp’s Plantin-Moretus Museum in a series of exhibitions intended to run through the rest of 2020 (corona volente).
The museum has made available online and in high-res some 14,000 woodcuts, including those from...
Covid-19 has changed our daily lives in many ways and for book fairs it has certainly meant a speedy transfer online. ‘Firsts London’, the prestigious and highly esteemed book fair, due to take place in early June, decided to go digital instead. It was the first such venture for the Antiquarian...
The Making of Joseph Banks' Florilegium, Part II: 1771 to 1990
Joseph Banks’ botanical discoveries during the Endeavour voyage of 1768-71 revolutionised European understanding of natural history. But it took more than 200 years to realise his plans for a scientific catalogue of botanical finds from...
The Arts Institute of the University of Plymouth came up with a splendid way to alleviate the dolours of lockdown: to get forty of the world’s best and brightest authors and artists to read, in turn, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.
Jeremy Irons and Glenn Brown led the way, followed by Jeanette...
Peter Harrington's latest literature catalogue "In Other Worlds - Fantasy, Science Fiction and Beyond" focuses on genres that seem a lot more real to us after spending three months in lockdown. During this strange time, many of us thought occasionally that we are living in a world we used to read...
Join Type & Forme’s Dr Anke Timmermann FLS to explore how Joseph Banks and his associates gathered, processed, described, and drew plants from around the world on the Endeavour voyage of 1768-1771.
This is the first part of a two part video created by Type & Forme as part of their 'Banks Month'...
At 60 the Lilly Library is one of the younger, important libraries in the United States.The Book Collector has an especially strong connection with it as it has been home to our founder Ian Fleming's book collection since 1970.
This week's podcast, read by English actor Rupert Vansittart, is part...
This week, book shops and libraries across the UK are opening their doors to the public for the first time in three months.
The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked economic havoc across the nation, and the book industry has been affected as much as anyone. With bookstores and libraries forced to close...
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