Have You a Tamerlane? Down the Rabbit Hole of U.S. Literature’s Black Tulip

Column by Leah Dearborn June 16, 2021
Edgar Allan Poe published his first work anonymously at the age of 18. Today, it's one of the most valuable books in American literary history. Could there be a copy in your attic?
An Interview with Kenneth Welch of Serpentine Books

Tips for the Aspiring Rare Bookseller: An Interview with Kenneth Welch of Serpentine Books

Interview by Leah Dearborn
Ken Welch talks about the nuts and bolts of running a rare books business.

Library Love: America’s Athenaeums

Column by Leah Dearborn April 7, 2014
Today's athenaeums are based on a four-thousand-year-old idea: that reading can be a social activity, and one that is necessary for the advancement of civilization.