Beautiful Bindings in the Shaw Collection

The John MacKay Shaw Childhood in Poetry Collection is the home of thousands of books which means that it is also the home of thousands of bindings. A lot of the time, the binding of a book is overlooked so, seeing as I have spent the last couple of months studying the books and bindingsContinue reading “Beautiful Bindings in the Shaw Collection”

Excellent Cookies: Are they, in fact, excellent?

This is a guest post to Illuminations for the Great Rare Books Bake Off by Sofia Varela, Digital Library Center Assistant. I don’t bake frequently but, when I do, I stick to the same cookie recipe which is fine by me but my family has grown a bit tired of it. When I was lookingContinue reading “Excellent Cookies: Are they, in fact, excellent?”