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Book Curious
Discoveries, news, and entertainment chosen capriciously by rare book dealer Rebecca Romney
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Rare Book News
Queer Bookselling I
Huss, Danse Macabre
When Brooke Palmieri of Camp Books talks, I listen: they inevitably have thoughtful and perceptive ideas about the book trade.

This month they posted the first in a series called Queer Bookselling, "exploring the work of booksellers who have focused on buying and preserving materials related to LGBTQ+ history."
Left Bank Books Is Back!
If you find yourself in the Village, be sure to visit the reincarnation of Left Bank Books for used, collectible, and rare books at 41 Perry Street. Their website is delicious too
A Crash Course in the History of Women in Books
From the 15th-century nuns of the Riploi press to Catherine A. Latimer, the first African-American librarian at the New York Public Library, the scholars behind Women in Book History took to Twitter last month to tell the story of dozens of women who worked as printers, bibliographers, booksellers, librarians, curators, and archivists. 
The Society of American Archivists Calls Out A University for Censorship
Hollins University
Leadership at the Virginia-based Hollins University ordered employees to scrub their online records of past school yearbooks that contained photos of white students in blackface.

The action drew criticism from the Society of American Archivists, who responded that "archives serve as a source of accountability for individuals and institutions in positions of power." Restricting access, they argued, "denies the ability to hold the institution accountable for these actions and choices."
It Seems This Newsletter Now Has An Obituaries Section  
Broadside Press
The New York Times ran an Overlooked obituary for Dudley Randall, founder of Broadside Press in Detroit, a focal point for writers of the Black Arts Movement: "We had to do it ourselves."

Meanwhile, The Smithsonian demonstrated that "Sci-Fi Lovers Owe a Debt of Gratitude" to publishing legend Betty Ballantine, who "helped bring the genre into the mainstream." 
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