Mystery resolved: RIT buys Kelmscott/Goudy press

The famous press went for $233,000 last week, but the bookseller who made the buy, Bromer Booksellers of Boston, was hiding his client for the time being. RIT sent out a news release today: The highest bidder at the Christie’s auction for the Kelmscott/Goudy Albion...

Call for printing history papers

The Printing Historical Society [of the UK] will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2014, and they’re hoping for a blockbuster two day conference to be held at St. Bride’s Library, London, on November 13 and 14. The theme is wide open: “Landmarks...

Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair sold out

Less than a week after being announced, the Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair has reached its capacity of 40 exhibitors. It will be held on April 5 and 6, 2014, at the same time as the larger New York Antiquarian Book Fair elsewhere. There will be a waiting list in case...

APHA launches printing history blog

[Full disclosure: I also serve as president of APHA.] The American Printing History Association has jumped feet-first into the 21st century by ending its quarterly newsletter and developing a blog as the home page of its newly redesigned website. Thanks to the...