George Washington

E-books are the fastest-growing area of book sales up a whopping 496 percent from January 2011 to January 2012 so who cares about antiquarian books? "Oceans of people, not just a few little quirky people here and there," said , a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America for 30 years. "We are getting much higher rates of new people coming in the store, and much higher rates of younger people." Attendance and sales figures hit record levels this year at major fairs in London, New York and Southern California, and a world record for an American book

From the NYPL Announcement: Thousands of historical documents at The New York Public Library – including material handwritten by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson and papers from authors such as Mark Twain – will soon be accessible to the public online, thanks in large part due to a generous gift of $500,000 from The Polonsky Foundation. [...]

From the Houghton Library Blog: An exciting array of materials have recently been digitized at Houghton. They include manuscript material from Joanna Baillie, George Eliot, John Keats, Charles Lamb, Percy Shelley, Robert Southey, Alfred Tennyson, Hester Thrale and George Washington. A 15th century breviary and Belgian incunable, multiple musical scores, cartoons, broadsides and more may also be [...]

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