The rumors are true, after no one was found who would buy the entire collection, the famed Valmadonna Trust Library is to be broken up and sold. It’s official! Valmadonna Trust Library sale, Part I, @Sothebys, December 22: https://t.co/nBbHTSyxng — Michelle Chesner (@hchesner) November 13, 2015 If you have the money, a complete Bomberg Talmud […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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