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Links to selected web sites and pages of interest to bibliophiles:

 Reference and Research Sites

Eighteenth-Century Book TrackerNEW

Multi-lingual Dictionary of Bibliographic Terms Used in the Book Trade. Courtesy ILAB-LILA.

A Dictionary of Abbreviations Commonly Used by German and Italian Antiquarian Booksellers . Courtesy ILAB-LILA.

ODLIS. Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science.

Latin Place Names.

ADB/NDB Online. Searchable German Biographical Data.

CERL Thesaurus. Database of names of persons, places and printers/publishers recorded in books or other material printed during the hand-press era.

British Book Trade Index. Searchable database of the book trade in England and Wales before 1851.

BioBibData. Biographical and Bibliographical data.

American Libraries before 1876. Searchable database.

Seven Roads "Gallery of Book Trade Labels."  'Illustrated catalogue of over 2100 BOOKSELLERS' labels from around the world.

The American Bookbinders Museum.  With database of early bookbinders, illustrated with examples of tickets.

 General & Miscellaneous

AmericanaExchange. Searchable auction database, monthly newsletter & other useful features.

BookThink. Newsletters, Forum, Links, etc. useful to booksellers, collectors.

Independent Online Booksellers Association. Newsletter, Book Search, Resource Links, etc.

Books and Book Collecting - Steve Trussel. Links and other useful tools and information for book collectors.

Rare Book School. At the University of Virginia.

HoBo (History of the Book). "Dedicated webspace for History of the Book events and resources throughout the UK"

Studies In Bibliography. Back issues and searchable textbase.

Finales de libro Exposición de colofones. Digital images of early colophons.

Images of Manuscripts at the Bodleian Library. Aproximately 1000 manuscripts arranged by century and country.

Hand Bookbindings: Plain and Simple to Grand and Glorious. Digital images and descriptive notes for 211 bindings.

Publishers' Bindings Online, 1850 - 1930. Digital Images and commentary.

Color Printing In The Nineteenth Century. University of Delaware.

Gallica. Collection survey from the Bibliotheque Nationale de France

100 highlights from the Koninklijke Bibliotheek. Collection survey from the National Library of the Netherlands.

The History of the Printing - The Printing Press to Now. Brief overview with useful resource links. (Suggested by high school students doing research.)

 Links To Links

Special Collections On The Web. From the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the A.L.A.

Directory of Web Resources For The Rare Materials Cataloguer. Also from RBMS.

Les Signets de la Bibliothèque nationale de France. Extensive, annotated and well organized. Especially useful for French internet sites.

Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing. Book History Links.

Bibliography On The Web. Compiled by the Bibliographical Society of America.

Book Arts Web. Includes links to many book arts sites.

Resources for Booksellers and Bookcollectors. U.K. links for booksellers and collectors.

Book Collecting and Book Buying. A Guide to Internet Resources. From Univ. of Delaware Library.

Links to Information on the Invention and History of the Printing Press. Extensive list of internet sites with information about early printing and the printing press. NEW

 Forums, Listservs and Discussion Groups

BIBSOCAN. Internet Discussion Group on Bibliography.

Bibliophile Mailing List.


The Book Arts Web.


Booktryst NEW

Bibliodeviancy/ NEW

The Oak Knoll Biblio-Blog. NEW

Mis Libros Antiguos.

A Society of Books.

Le Blog du Bibliophile.

le bibliomane moderne.

Notes for Bibliophiles.

Confessions of a Bookplate Junkie.

Fine Books and Collections - The Blog.


Book Patrol


Lux Mentis, Lux Orbis...all things books...

Rare Book News.

El bibliómano

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