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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

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 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...

November 28, 2017

When it comes to collecting books there is not one way. Some people collect books on a particular subject, others from a particular author, or books covers designed by a particular artist. There are a myriad of collections, each one unique and personal to the person co...

November 2, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Blueberry Books has just become a member of the PBFA. This is something we're really excited about.

A little over a year ago when we started trading we set ourselves a few targets that we wanted to reach. Joining the PBFA was one of them....

October 10, 2017

Albert Angus Turbayne (1866-1940) designed book covers. Born in America he moved to England in 1890. His most recognisable work is perhaps his design for the Peacock Series published by Macmillan, which graces the cover of the PBFA members directory (pictured below).

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