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September 23, 2018

Blueberry Books is exhibiting at the Bath Book Fair on Saturday 6th October! You can get your complimentary tickets here

June 8, 2018

It really does not feel that long ago that the first book was catalogued, but it has been two years and I could not be happier.

Over the last year Blueberry books has joined the PBFA, released it's very first catalogue and had a stand at two local book fairs for the fir...

April 12, 2018

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There are many types of bindings for books, but I would say that in essence books are bound in cloth, paper, leather or vellum, which is what I want to discuss today. 

               Cloth                                  Paper                                  Leat...

March 7, 2018

This is the third and final part of my blog posts on the latest edition of the Bookplate Journal.

In Bookplate identification: an aid to provenance in a current research project Danijela Bucher talks about her research project regarding the prints of the Schweizer Klein...

February 24, 2018

An extensive article by Anthony Pincott entitled Identifying English bookplates. At 33 pages it takes up a significant portion of the 80 page publication and will be the sole article I write about today. It talks about the different ways to find out information on the...

February 12, 2018

I recently received my copy of The Bookplate Journal and wanted to write a post about it as this particular issue seems to be a good starting point for people who want to know more about bookplates. The editorial does a nice job summing it up with the opening words of:...

February 6, 2018

In the early years of the printing press illustrations used to be woodcuts. The image would be cut along the grain with both the text and the illustration cut from the same piece of wood. These are known as block-books. Then, as moveable type emerged, images would be c...

January 15, 2018

One of the things I want to do is visit all of the chained libraries in England.  So far I have only visited the one in Hereford as every time I visit Wells or Wimbourne, which are the other two closest to me, they have always been closed. I have yet to make an attempt...

January 9, 2018

At Blueberry Books we have a couple of books relating to Euclid and felt it worth writing a little post about the father of geometry.

He was based in Alexandria during the reign of Ptolemy I. Not very much is known about him. In-fact the depiction of him with a long flo...

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