Posted on 05/06/2021 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s aristocratic family didn’t care for his decision to marry a Salvadoran artist. And she was well aware...

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Posted on 04/26/2021 at 10:05 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Days before the auction even begins, a handwritten copy of a Robert Frost poem has blown past bid estimates. Literary...

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Posted on 04/25/2021 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Lord Byron was known to have been an ardent supporter of the Greeks’ fight for independence. Recently, during the bicentenary...

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Posted on 04/12/2021 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Joseph Pulitzer — or at least his last name — is most widely known through the writing awards. And even...

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Posted on 04/12/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Less than two hundred years ago, the thought that hand-washing could prevent the spread of disease was seen as radical...

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Posted on 04/02/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We often share stories of rare books headed to auction — and to jaw-dropping sale prices. We don’t often get...

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Posted on 03/25/2021 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We have yet another version of Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl” to admire. A rare-books dealer and Beat poetry specialist recently discovered...

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Posted on 03/22/2021 at 09:57 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Even people we recognize as outstanding in their field have internal struggles. The latest example of this is a note...

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Posted on 02/27/2021 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Tuesday marked the 200th anniversary of the death of poet John Keats. Although the COVID-19 pandemic certainly changed how the...

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Posted on 02/24/2021 at 03:48 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Penguin Books (accurately) receives credit for popularizing the idea of the paperback book. But it certainly wasn’t the first publisher...

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