Rare Book School is pleased to announce that Kenneth W. Rendell and Shirley McNerney have generously endowed an annual lecture and publication series on the importance of original manuscripts and rare books to human understanding. The Kenneth W. Rendell Endowed Lecture at Rare Book School will focus on the connection that rare book and manuscript collecting provides with people and events of the past, our shared human history, and the intellectual thrill and emotional pleasures of collecting. This lecture series will spotlight the roles of collectors, librarians, and dealers, not only in preserving human history but also in providing insight and perspectives into the present and future. […]Posted March 31, 2022 by RBS
The Scholars’ Lab at the University of Virginia invites you to attend a virtual presentation on “The Eternal Return of Print-Digital Literary Publishing” by Élika Ortega on Wednesday, 20 April, 2–3:15 p.m. ET. This Zoom presentation is free and open to the public; advance registration is required. Click here to view the details and register.
Élika will look at the cycles of enthusiasm and retrenchment in print-digital literary publishing since the mid 1980s. In an era where it’s still unclear if the digital will yield a new standard form of the book beyond the e-book, […]Posted March 28, 2022 by RBS
The Scholars’ Lab at the University of Virginia invites you to attend a virtual presentation on “Digital Writing & Digital Divides in the U.S.: Electronic Literature & Privilege” by Leonardo Flores on Wednesday, 6 April, 10:30–11:45 a.m. ET. This Zoom presentation is free and open to the public; advance registration is required. Click here to view the details and register.
Leonardo will trace how white practitioners have dominated e-lit authorship and study: materially through who’s had access to technology and programming education, and via biased definitions of the field limiting it to only certain privileged aesthetics. […]Posted March 28, 2022 by RBS
The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA) Women’s Initiative Committee is proud to announce the second round of the ABAA Mentorship Program.
In an effort to further the Association’s mission, the mentorship program builds relationships between ABAA dealers and early career booksellers, provides professional development opportunities for prospective ABAA members, and creates a recruitment pipeline that increases the number and diversity of qualified applicants to the ABAA. The 2022 mentee application can be found here.
During the year-long mentorship period, with support from ABAA Headquarters, mentors and mentees meet monthly to discuss aspects of their individual businesses and the trade as a whole. […]Posted March 28, 2022 by RBS
You’re invited to attend “Found Objects Objetos Encontrados: A Bilingual Poetry Reading” with Puerto Rican poet and book artist Nicole Cecilia Delgado, Thursday, 24 March 2022, 5:30 p.m. ET, in Clark Hall 108 at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
Nicole Cecilia Delgado will read from her most recent bilingual anthology, Objetos encontrados / Found Objects (DoubleCross Press, 2021).
This live-only event is free and open to the public; no registration is required.
“Nicole Cecilia Delgado is a poet, translator, and book artist. Her latest book of poems, Periodo Especial(Aguadulce/La Impresora), […]Posted March 14, 2022 by RBS