By Theia Griffin • April 08, 2021
At the beginning of the twentieth century a movement in books arts was beginning to take form and its center was Paris, France. Modern artists began dedicating their attention to art meant for publication as graphic statements and not merely as decorative illustrations to simply accompany text. Their collective aim was to make the book itself a work of art. Take a look at one such rare item from the 1950s we are lucky to have, and learn more about the movement that brought books to the next level.
By Theia Griffin • March 22, 2021
A group of writers never fail to capture my interest. They fall within a specific genre of writers now loosely deemed literary nonfiction essayists, journalists, and authors that Tom Wolfe called "The New Journalists" like Joan Didion, Hunter S. Thompson, Truman Capote, and more. Read more to learn about what that means and why it's such a special genre all its own.
By Theia Griffin • February 22, 2021
By Theia Griffin • January 18, 2021
ThriftBooks Collectibles are special items that are rare, vintage, signed, or otherwise remarkable. This week the Collectibles team wants to highlight a wonderful book publisher imprint called Modern Library. Learn more about the history of "The Modern Library of the World's Best Books" by reading more, and maybe you'll find a new treasure while you're at it.
By Theia Griffin • December 18, 2020
In 1891, a young artist named Aubrey Beardsley walked into London bookseller Frederick Evans' shop and met J.M. Dent, then a new relatively new publisher. The book dealer and publisher were engaged in a conversation about Sir Thomas Malory's Morte Darthur which at the time was undergoing a renewed popularity...