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The History of Shavuah ha-Sefer

The National Library of Israel has a new blog (Hebrew) and one of the first posts is about the history of Shavuah ha-Sefer ha-Ivri. The roots of Shavuah ha-Sefer go back to the summer of 1926 when a book sale took place on Rothschild Boulevard in Tel Aviv. On April 1, 1946 the newspaper Davar […]

Shavuah ha-Sefer ha-Ivri 2012

For those who are able to take advantage of Hebrew Book Week, שבוע הספר העברי, don’t miss this opportunity to fill up the empty space on your shelves. One related development is the battle by some well-known authors against the deep discounts that are often found during this time period. Ten leading Israeli authors announced […]

Israeli Book Publishers and the American Market

The Jewish Standard has an interesting article on Israeli book publishers and the American market. (hat tip) The article features publishers such as Koren and Urim. Brooklyn native Matthew Miller acquired Koren Jerusalem, a venerable 50-year-old Israeli publishing company, in 2005. It now has an American warehouse and sales team, and partners with the new […]

JTSA Press Goes Digital

JTSA Press is currently in the process of transferring many of its titles to digital format. There is also a project underway to digitize many of the titles in Hebrew that it publishes in Israel. See their Ebook store (here) for titles available in digital format. Many of the print books are available from Dan […]

Nebraska U Press to buy titles from JPS

NU Press to buy titles from Jewish book society: LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska Press will purchase the nearly 250-title inventory of the Jewish Publication Society, which bills itself as the oldest publisher of Jewish books in the United States. The Nebraska board of regents approved the $610,000 purchase at its Friday meeting, […]

Israeli Book Statistics for 2010

The National Library of Israel has published statistics about books deposited in the library in 2010. Here are some highlights: During 2010, 7,339 new Israeli titles were registered by the Legal Deposit Department of the National Library: 6,285 books, 725 new periodicals, and 329 non-print titles, such as CDs and cassettes. In addition, some 16,500 […]

Bookshelves Everywhere

Bookshelf Porn presents pictures of rooms that are filled with bookshelves. What a website. (hat tip) For anyone who is looking to add a book to their bookshelf, The Book on the Bookshelf is recommended.

National Jewish Book Awards-2010

See here for the winners and finalists.

The Future of the Book Store

The Becker-Posner Blog debates the future of the bookstore. Their analysis is heavy on the economic-side of the question, and not very Anthony Graftonish. From Gary Becker. The decline of bookstores, theatres, laundries, and other retail industries with physical facilities illustrates a trend that runs counter to older ideas about the effects of economic development. […]

The Book in the Renaissance

Andrew Pettegree, the author of The Book in the Renaissance, is interviewed here. (hat tip) See here for a review of the book. I wonder how the following comments of his relate to Hebrew printing. Q: What did you find most interesting of the trends that you uncovered in your study of the early book […]

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