Storybook Capital of Texas Hosts Exhibition Dedicated to Charlotte’s Web Illustrator Garth Williams

Garth Williams (1912-1996) probably illustrated many of your favorite books from childhood.  The National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature in Abilene, Texas, is hosting a exhibition dedicated to his work and life. Read all about it on the Fine Books Blog. 

Harry Potter and History Collide at the New York Academy of Medicine

Bezoars, screaming mandrakes, and basilisks all figure in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, but their origins date back centuries. Now, the New York Academy of Medicine has launched a digital exhibition exploring the connections between Rowling’s books and historical texts. Read all about it on the Fine Books Blog. 

New Graphic Novel Biography Shines Spotlight on Josephine Baker

On June 3rd, Josephine Baker would have been 111 years old. A recently published graphic novel explores her life and rise to fame. Check it out on the Fine Books Blog. 

Reexamining Mother’s Day with Margaret Atwood and “The Handmaid’s Tale”

 

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Motherhood means something other than candy and roses in The Handmaid’s Tale. Read about Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s classic as well as the Folio Society’s illustrated edition–on the Fine Books Blog.