Rare Book Resources

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In addition to our onsite resources, explore the following links to sites relevant to the study of rare books, book collecting, book history, and book design. All sites are external to Kennesaw State University; we take no responsibility for the content contained therein.

If any link appears to be broken, please contact us so we can update our information.


Database of Bookbindings -- British Library

Book Design

Alice C. Morse, Designer, 1863-1961 -- Mindell Dubanksy

The Art of American Book Covers -- Richard Minsky

Bible Design Blog -- J. Mark Bertrand

Book by its Cover -- Gaëtan Dorémus

Book Worship -- Shawn Hazen

Caustic Cover Critic: One man's endless ranting about cover design -- JRSM

Faceout Books -- Charles Brock and Emily Weigel

Book History

The Bibliographical Society Homepage

Bibliophemera -- Chuck Whiting

Can you help? Identifying Provenance Information -- CERL

Heritage of the Printed Book Database -- CERL

Material Evidence in Incunabula -- CERL

SAPPHIRE: The Scottish Archive of Print & Publishing History Records

Seven Roads Gallery of Book Trade Labels -- Greg Kindall

Shady Characters: The Secret Life of Punctuation -- Keith Houston

Tauchnitz Editions

Treasures in Full: High-Quality Digital Editions, Free to Your Desktop -- British Library

Bookish Blogs

BibliOdyssey -- PK

Book Patrol -- Michael Leiberman

Codex 99

Fine Books Blog -- Fine Books & Collections Magazine

Library History Buff Blog -- Larry T. Nix

The Literary Detective -- Paul Collins


Confessions of a Bookplate Junkie -- Lew Jaffe

Booksellers' Blogs

The Cataloguer's Desk -- Peter Harrington

Finger on the Page -- Rick Gekoski

Ptak Science Books: A Daily History of Holes, Dots, Lines, the Unintentional Absurd & Nothing

Simon Beattie

Tavistock Books

Wessel & Lieberman: A Place for Books

Digital Collections

At the Circulating Library: A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837-1901 -- Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

Cultures of Knowledge: Networking the Republic of Letters, 1550-1750 -- University of Oxford

Digital Miscellanies Index -- Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Emily Dickinson Archive

Founders Online -- The National Historical Publications and Records Commission

The Wallis Project: Harmony and Controversy in Seventeenth-Century Scientific Thought -- University of Oxford

Fine Press Printing

Fine Press Book Association Homepage


CHD Institute for Studies of Illuminated Manuscripts in Denmark

Manuscript Road Trip -- St. Louis University Libraries

Manuscripts on my Mind -- St. Louis University Libraries

Otto F. Edge Collections -- Denison University

Pages from the Past: A Legacy of Medieval Books in South Carolina Collections

Special Collections Blogs

The Bibliophile's Lair: The Serendipitous Discovery of Cool Stuff in the Watkinson -- Trinity College

Circulating Now: From the Collections of the World's Largest Biomedical Library -- U.S. Library of Medicine

The Consecrated Eminence: A Peep into the Archives & Special Collections of Amherst College

Common-Place: A Common Place, an Uncommon Voice -- American Antiquarian Society

The Conveyor: Research in Special Collections at the Bodleian Libraries

Cultural Compass -- Harry Ransom Center

Endangered Archives Blog -- Jody Butterworth and Paul Young, British Library

Grosvenor Rare Book Room -- Buffalo Public Library

GSA Library Treasures: Treasures from the Rare Book and Special Collections of Glasgow School of Art

Houghton Library -- Harvard University

Houghton Library Blog -- Harvard University

Incunabula Project Blog -- Cambridge University Library

Lilly Library News & Notes -- Indiana University

Modern Books and Manuscripts -- Houghton Library, Harvard University

Non Solus: A Blog for Book Lovers -- The Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois

Notes for Bibliophiles: Blog of the Providence Library Special Collections

100 Objects from Special Collections at the University of Bradford

OU History of Science Collections -- University of Oklahoma Libraries

Past is Present: The American Antiquarian Society Blog

Rare Books Blog -- Yale University Law Library

Rare Book Collections @ Princeton

Special Collections and Archives Blog -- Wesleyan University

Special Collections Department Blog -- Iowa State University Library

Wellcome Library Blog


I Love Typography

The Ministry of Type

TypeFoundry: Documents for the History of Type and Letterforms

Typoretum: A Blog about Typography, Letterpress and Printing History -- Justin Knopp

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