Books read by the Bookish Book Club Public

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What the name says! A running list of the books the Bookish Book Club selected to read since its August 2020 inception

  1. Image, Knife, and Gluepot by 

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    "In this ingenious study, Kathryn Rudy takes the reader on a journey to trace the birth, life and afterlife of …

  2. My Autobiography of Carson Mccullers by 

    5 stars

    My Autobiography of Carson McCullers is an audacious new form of nonfiction that remakes the boundaries between criticism, biography, and …

  3. The Vixen by 

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    It’s 1953, and Simon Putnam, a recent Harvard graduate newly hired by a distinguished New York publishing firm, has entered …

  4. The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections by 

    2 stars

    What holds more secrets in the library: the ancient books shelved in the stacks or the people who preserve them? …

  5. Shakespeare's 'Lady Editors' by 

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    The basic history of the Shakespearean editorial tradition is familiar and well-established. For nearly three centuries, men – most of …

  6. Women and Letterpress Printing 1920-2020 by 

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    This Element analyses the relationship between gender and literary letterpress printing from the early 20th century to the beginning of …

  7. The Book Thieves: The Nazi Looting of Europe's Libraries and the Race to Return a Literary Inheritance by 

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    For readers of The Monuments Men and The Hare with Amber Eyes, the story of the Nazis' systematic pillaging of …

  8. Thanks for Typing by 

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    This collection uncovers the wives, daughters, mothers, companions and female assistants who laboured in the shadows of famous men. Revealing …

    Bookish Book Club says:

    the January 2023 choice

  9. Dorothy Porter Wesley at Howard University by , , , and 1 other

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    When Dorothy Burnett joined the library staff at Howard University in 1928, she was given a mandate to administer a …

    Bookish Book Club says:

    February 2023 read; Shira’s summation of our discussion with links etc is here for enjoyment and posterity!

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