Here’s a few of our favorite new books to give to your loved ones this holiday season: The Hundred and One Dalmatians, by Dodie Smith, Folio Society; $59.95, 208 pages, all ages. Smith’s 1957 classic children’s story gets the Folio treatment in this lavish update, complete with a black and white spotted slipcover. Illustrated by award-winningContinue reading “Children’s Books Holiday Round-Up”
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 MuseumContinue reading “A Form Worthy of Its Contents: The Folio Society at 70”
Endpapers are making a comeback. Read our Q&A with master marbler Jemma Lewis–on the Fine Books Blog.
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.
American Gods, by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Dave McKean; Folio Society, $120.00, 560 pages, ages 14+. Fans of Neil Gaiman’s award-winning American Gods (2001), rejoice: the Folio Society has recently released a commemorative edition of the 560-page genre-crossing tale of myth, fantasy, and faith. The timing is spot-on; recently adapted for television, American Gods debuted last month onContinue reading ““To Survive, You Must Believe:” American Gods Collector’s Edition”
Today is St. Patrick’s Day, meaning Irish pubs from Boston to Dublin will be busier than usual and just about everyone will be sporting some sort of good luck charm. However, if the idea of day-drinking and parade-hopping turns you green, there’s still a few ways to let your inner Irish spirit free, even fromContinue reading “A Book-Lover’s Guide to St. Patrick’s Day – The Fine Books Blog”
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Great Holiday Gifts for Grownups Why should kids have all the fun this holiday season? It’s easy to forget the grownups during this hectic time of year, and checking off everyone on your list can get pricey. Consider giving the gift of great literature without breaking the bank: The Folio Society recently released a newContinue reading
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The Iliad, by Homer, retold by Gillian Cross, illustrated by Neil Packer; Candlewick Press, $19.99 160 pages, ages 9 and up. Rediscover Homer’s epic poem that pitted the ancient Greeks against the fearsome Trojans in this superb retelling of The Iliad by Carnegie Medalist Gillian Cross, who also refitted the Odyssey for a younger audience.Continue reading