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Best of the Web: Libraries & Book Trade » Book Arts & Collecting

  • Online exhibition showcasing illustrated books from the fifteenth through the twentieth centuries from the special collections of the Libraries of Claremont College.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Covers history of printing, publishing, paper, binding, book trade, etc., with related links.
  • Comprehensive collection of links to sites and resources related to book collecting.
  • 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.
  • Gateway to the world of early printed books. Links to libraries, special collections, web exhibitions, and other information resources.
  • 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.
  • An introduction to the tools, techniques, and terminology essential for effective book repair. Written for libraries, but useful for all interested in the topic.

  • Descriptions and photographs of the manuscript collection of The Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
  • A Book Art Club.
  • Essay guide covering frequently asked questions about rare books and values.

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