A Form Worthy of Its Contents: The Folio Society at 70

This year marks seventy years since The Folio Society began publishing beautiful editions of global literary classics. To mark the occasion, the publishing house is offering a showstopping selection of titles in its fall catalog–Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own, a two-volume set of The Little Prince, and other great books. In addition, London’s Victoria and Albert Museum is hosting an exhibition entitled The Artful Bookfeaturing illustrated books, bindings, and original artwork from the Folio Society’s vast archives. Highlights include commissions from illustrators like Quentin Blake, Sara Ogilvie, Kate Baylay, Neil Packer, and many others.

Folio Society’s Editorial Director Tom Walker recently spoke about the milestone year, how they put together this recent catalog, and how he hopes Folio Society will continue to honor the company creed of producing books “in a form worthy of their contents.” Come read the interview at the Fine Books Blog.

 

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

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

Gangster Week!

From a never-before seen ambrotype of Jesse James to Al Capone’s diamond-encrusted watch, it’s Gangster Week over on the Fine Books Blog–come check it out! 

Denshosha–Memory Keeper Chiharu Shiota Disembarks in Paris

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Shiota exhibit at Savannah Museum of Art. Reproduced courtesy of Galerie Templon.

Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota stages a new exhibition at Galerie Templon in Paris. Read all about it on the Fine Books Blog

Rare Book Week NYC: Navigating the Bazaar – The Fine Books Blog

Book Week has arrived in New York, and there’s plenty to do and little time to do it in. Click through for a few suggestions to help make your Book Week a rousing success:

Source: Rare Book Week NYC: Navigating the Bazaar – The Fine Books Blog

Booksellers Consider Constraints of New California Autograph Law; Others Push for Repeal – The Fine Books Blog

Source: Booksellers Consider Constraints of New California Autograph Law; Others Push for Repeal – The Fine Books Blog