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Best of the Web: Libraries & Book Trade » Book Arts & Collecting
Accent on Images: The Language of Illustrated Books
Online exhibition showcasing illustrated books from the fifteenth through the twentieth centuries from the special collections of the Libraries of Claremont College.
AIC Guidelines for Selecting a Conservator
Information from the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works on how to select a conservation practitioner. Contact information for the AIC office is given on request, they will provide a geographic listing of conservators, by specialization, who can provide the type of service required.
Aspects of the Victorian Book
Richly detailed site examining the publishing and production of books in Britain during the 19th century.
The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature at the New York Public Library is one of America's most celebrated collections of first editions, rare books, autograph letters, and manuscripts. Site includes online finding aids and a summary of recent acquisitions.
Book Arts Web
A gateway site which links to many book arts sites on the Web, including educational programs, professional organizations, reference materials, and online exhibitions and galleries.
Book Information Website
Covers history of printing, publishing, paper, binding, book trade, etc., with related links.
Books and Book Collecting
Comprehensive collection of links to sites and resources related to book collecting.
Center for the Book Arts
The first non-profit organization of its kind site includes schedules of upcoming classes, workshops, exhibitions, and lectures, plus an online history of past exhibits.
From the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, a site including articles by experts in the field, a glossary of book collecting terms, a collector's FAQ, and links.
Oxford University Early Printed Books Project
Gateway to the world of early printed books. Links to libraries, special collections, web exhibitions, and other information resources.
Rare Book School at the University of Virginia
An independent institution offering course programs for professionals including antiquarian booksellers, book collectors, and rare book librarians.
The website of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing. Includes a fine collection of links to related resources.
Simple Book Repair Manual
An introduction to the tools, techniques, and terminology essential for effective book repair. Written for libraries, but useful for all interested in the topic.
The Getty Museum Manuscripts
Descriptions and photographs of the manuscript collection of The Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
The Grolier Club
A Book Art Club.
Your Old Books
Essay guide covering frequently asked questions about rare books and values.