- Theft alert: four signed books were stolen from Bloomington, IN.
- The AHA posted a quick update on congressional budget actions taken last week regarding cultural heritage programs. It's good news so far, but we must keep the pressure on.
- Preview tickets for this year's Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair (8–10 September) are now available; this year proceeds from the preview will benefit the Rare Book School Scholarship fund.
- The Princeton Graphic Arts Collection blog highlights a new edition of Swift's A Modest Proposal.
- From the same blog, a short piece about William Earl Dodge and the preservation of some of Audubon's bird plates.
- Susan Falciani profiles book thief James Richard Shinn for Atlas Obscura.
- A new "fused imaging" technique developed at Northwestern University may be useful for reading fragments hidden inside bookbindings.
- Over at Lux Mentis, Booksellers, Ian Kahn posts about an absolutely awesome new acquisition: a record player, albums, and technical specs from the Library of Congress' Talking Books project. He's shared lots of pictures too - have a look!
- Erin Blake writes about her time at Rare Book School at The Collation: "I learned to read Secretary Hand!!!! (And so can you)"
- Janice Hansen writes for the Chapel Hill Rare Book Blog about a recent find in the stacks.
- Duke has acquired a volume from Thomas Jefferson's library that also happened to be owned later by William Howard Taft.
- Ian Sansom rereads Jane Austen for the TLS.
- Robert Thake's A Publishing History of a Prohibited Best-Seller; review by David Coward in the TLS.
- Francis Spufford's Golden Hill; review by Karen Heller in the WaPo.
- Adam Begley's The Great Nadar; review by Michael Dirda in the WaPo.
- Fine Literature & Fine Books at PBA Galleries on 27 July.
- Rare Books and Works on Paper at Bloomsbury on 27 July.