Websites for Bibliophiles

This is a place for FBS members to find interesting book-oriented websites.

Society member and past president Michael Bryan, Director, Seminole Community Library, compiled the extensive list below for our website in 2009 (updated 09/29/15). 

Please send additions and corrections to the webmaster

Bibliography

Bibliographical Society (UK):  www.bibsoc.org.uk/

Bibliographical Society of America:  www.bibsocamer.org/

Bibliographical Society of Canada:  www.library.utoronto.ca/bsc/

Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia:  etext.virginia.edu/bsuva/

Cambridge Bibliographical Society:  www.lib.cam.ac.uk/cambibsoc/

Oxford Bibliographical Society:  www.oxbibsoc.org.uk/

Book Arts • Centers for the Book • History of the Book

Alcuin Society:  http://www.alcuinsociety.com/

The Book: An Introduction:  http://www.cbbag.ca/BookArtsWeb/TheBook.html

Book Arts Web:  http://www.philobiblon.com/

Book History Time-Table:  http://www.xs4all.nl/~knops/timetab.html

Center for the Book Arts:  http://www.centerforbookarts.org/

Fine Press Book Association:  http://fpba.com/

Florida Center for the Book:  http://www.broward.org/LIBRARY/MYLIBRARYONLINE/FCFTB/Pages/Default.aspx

Guild of Book Workers:  http://www.guildofbookworkers.org/

Library of Congress Center for the Book:  http://www.read.gov/cfb/

Medieval and Renaissance Book Production – http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1010&context=lib_pubs

Rare Book School:  http://www.rarebookschool.org/

Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing:  www.sharpweb.org/

Tampa Book Arts Studio:  http://tampabookartsstudio.blogspot.com/

Book Collecting

Book Collecting:  http://www.djmcadam.com/book-collecting.html

The Book Collector (periodical):  http://www.thebookcollector.co.uk/

Books and Book Collecting:  http://www.trussel.com/f_books.htm

Essentials of Book Collecting:  http://www.trussel.com/books/lucas01.htm

Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies:  www.fabsocieties.org/

Fine Books & Collections (periodical):  http://www.finebooksmagazine.com/index.phtml

Firsts – The Book Collector’s Magazine (periodical):  http://www.firstsmagazine.com/

Miniature Book Society:  http://www.mbs.org/

Private Libraries Association:  www.plabooks.org/

Book Design

Book Design Review:  http://nytimesbooks.blogspot.com/#

Book Fairs and Festivals

BookFestivals.com:  http://bookfestivals.com/

Miami Book Fair International:  http://www.miamibookfair.com/

National Book Festival:  http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/

New York Book Festival:  http://www.newyorkbookfestival.com/

St. Petersburg Times Festival of Reading:  http://www.festivalofreading.com/

Book Trade

Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America:  http://www.abaa.org/

British Book Trade Archives 1830-1939 (UK):  http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/004948941

British Book Trade Index:  www.bbti.bham.ac.uk/

Florida Antiquarian Booksellers Association:  http://www.floridabooksellers.com/

International League of Antiquarian Booksellers:  http://www.ilab-lila.com/

Rare Book Hub / Americana Exchange: http://www.rarebookhub.com/ San Francisco, California, Bruce McKinney, founder, proprietor. Some 6 billion records of rare book sales transactions, with trade articles, notices, important offerings & sales, etc.

Scottish Book Trade Index:  http://www.nls.uk/catalogues/scottish-book-trade-index

Bookbinding

About Bookbinding:  http://www.aboutbookbinding.com/index.html

American Academy of Bookbinding:  http://www.ahhaa.org/academy-bookbinding/

American Bookbinders Museum:  http://www.bookbindersmuseum.com/

Bookbinding: A Tutorial:  http://www.cs.uiowa.edu/~jones/book/index.html

Bookbinding Texts Online:  http://www.lostcrafts.com/

Database of Bookbindings:  http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/bookbindings/

Bookplates

American Society of Bookplate Collectors & Designers:  http://www.bookplate.org/

The Bookplate Society: http://www.bookplatesociety.org

Stanford University Libraries Bookplate Exhibit: https://lib.stanford.edu/bookplates

Lew Jaffe, Bookplate maven & “junkie”:
http://bookplatejunkie.blogspot.com/2012/03/this-week-in-bookplates-3122012.html

Conservation and Preservation

Conservation & Preservation (Book Arts Web):  http://www.philobiblon.com/pressite.shtml

Library of Congress: Preservation:    http://www.loc.gov/preserv/preserve.html

Epigraphy • Paleography • Calligraphy • Manuscripts

American Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy:  http://classics.case.edu/asgle/

Association for the Calligraphic Arts:  http://www.calligraphicarts.org/

Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society:  http://www.clas.co.uk/

Calligraphy Societies of Florida: 

Epigraphic Society:  http://www.epigraphy.org/

Fonts for Latin Paleography: http://guindo.pntic.mec.es/jmag0042/LATIN_PALEOGRAPHY.pdf

Introduction to Greek and Latin Paleography, by Sir Edward Maunde Thompson
(downloadable electronic text):  http://www.archive.org/details/greeklatin00thomuoft

The Manuscript Society:  http://www.manuscript.org/

Medieval Writing: History, Heritage and Data Source:  http://www.medievalwriting.50megs.com/

Paleography: Reading Old Handwriting 1500-1800: A Practical Online Tutorial: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/palaeography/

Society of Scribes (New York):  http://www.societyofscribes.org/

Society of Scribes and Illuminators (UK):  http://www.calligraphyonline.org/

U.S. Epigraphy Project:  http://usepigraphy.brown.edu/

Libraries and Librariana

Association of Research Libraries:    http://www.arl.org/

Davies Project at Princeton University:  http://www.princeton.edu/~davpro/

Independent Research Libraries Association:  http://irla.lindahall.org/

Library History Buff:  http://www.libraryhistorybuff.org/

Library History Database (UK):  Robert Alston’s database is being transferred to the University of London. Until the transfer is complete, archived versions of the database can be found by consulting: http://digitalriffs.blogspot.com/2011/08/robin-alstons-library-history-database.html

Library Thing:  http://www.librarything.com/

Paper and Papermaking

The Ancient Art of Marbling on Paper and Fabric:  http://marbleart.us/

British Association of Paper Historians:  http://www.baph.org.uk/

Hidden in Plain Sight: A Brief History of Fore-Edge Painting: http://library.marist.edu/archives/gill/index.html

International Association of Paper Historians:  http://www.paperhistory.org/

Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking:  http://ipst.gatech.edu/amp/

Printing

American Printing History Association:  http://www.printinghistory.org/about/mission-history.php#

Early Book Society:  http://www.nyu.edu/projects/EBS/

Printing Historical Society (UK):  www.printinghistoricalsociety.org.uk/

Publishing

History of Publishing (Encyclopaedia Britannica): http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/482597/publishing

Publishing History:  http://www.sharpweb.org/PH.html

Publishing Timeline:  http://www.infoplease.com/ipea/A0154485.html

Reading

Reading Experience Database 1450-1945:  http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/

Typography

History of Typography (Encyclopaedia Britannica): http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/611830/typography/36786/History-of-typography

I Love Typography:  ilovetypography.com/

Typefoundry – Documents for the History of Type and Letterforms:  http://typefoundry.blogspot.com/

 


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