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History of the book

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History of the Book Online

Book History Online (BHO) Searchable book history online based on the Annual Bibliography of the History of the Book

Book and Printing History Bibliographical and informational guides from the New York Public Library on the history of books and printing.

Book of the Month Archive Glasgow University Library selects a book each month from its collections and describes and illustrated it.

History of Books and Printing Resources for the history of books and printing (Daniel Traister).

Illustrated History of the Book Biblioteca Histórica Marqués de Valdecilla (An illustrated history of the book based on the collection of Universidad Complutense).

Timetable of Book History Timetable outlining highlights from all of book history from 3500 B.C. to 1996.

Your Old Books By the late librarian Peter van Winghen answering 23 frequently asked questions about rare books and book values.

Rare Book Schools

Rare Book School, University of Virginia , Charlottesville Annual institute supporting the study of the history of books and printing and related subjects.

Book History Workshop, Lyon, Institut de l'Histoire du Livre French-based version of Rare Book School (Virginia) with courses in French and English

Rare Book School, Australia and New Zealand Australasian Rare Book School held annually in different sites

Museums for the History of Printing

Musée de l'Imprimerie, Lyon, France

Museum Meermanno, The Hague, The Netherlands

Professional Organizations of Antiquarian Booksellers

ILAB (International League of Antiquarian Booksellers)

ABAA (Antiquarian Bookseller's Association of America)

ABA (Antiquarian Booksellers' Association, US)

SLAM (Syndicat national de la librairie ancienne et moderne)