Trump’s Summer Reading

Thomas Jefferson said, “I cannot live without books.” Find out what Trump has to say about them, @finebooks blog: Trump’s Summer Reading http://bit.ly/2fxIWD2 @POTUS @realDonaldTrump @vineyardgazette @DavidMcCullogh #reading

Some Farm: E.B. White’s Maine Home for Sale – The Fine Books Blog

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Moby Dick Marathon Reading Session Aboard a Whaleship Celebrates Melville’s Birthday

From noon July 31 through noon August 1, the Mystic Seaport Maritime Museum in Mystic, CT, held its 32nd annual Moby Dick reading marathon. Visitors were invited aboard the 19th century whaleship (and now teaching vessel) Charles W. Morgan and read Herman Melville‘s (1819-1891) nautical adventure. Read all about it here, on the Fine Books Blog.

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG! Illustrations by Barney Tobey Join N-YHS Collections – The Fine Books Blog

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Remember the Ladies: Between the Covers Rare Books Catalog – The Fine Books Blog

New Jersey-based antiquarian bookseller Between the Covers (BTC) Rare Books recently published a full-color catalogue devoted to women. One of the high spots includes a letter written and signed by Helen Keller (1880-1968) when she was seven years old. Believed to be one her earliest missives, this one was composed only two months after she began instruction with Anne Sullivan (1866-1936) the woman who would become her lifelong instructor and friend.  Read it at Remember the Ladies: Between the Covers Rare Books Catalog – The Fine Books Blog