As you may or may not know, July 29th is our beloved national holiday, Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day. Every year, Americans from all walks of eagerly wait for the day when they can purchase some cheese, and then sacrifice that cheese. Ok, maybe not. So what is this holiday anyways? Besides having a fantastic … More Cheese: The Way to Everyone’s Heart
This post was written by our intern, Durema Bacchus. We’ve included the post as an image so you can see all the great fonts she uses to emphasize her points! An alternate version is available here as well: Words have Power: The Art of Typography
As I looked through the descriptions of the interactive exhibits featured in Play by design, The World of Children’s Books, one offering immediately caught my attention – Dear Mili, written by Wilhem Grimm and Illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Sendak hooked me years ago when I was doing a stint as a preschool teacher and would … More Collection Highlight: Maurice Sendak’s Dear Mili
In our New Acquisitions Highlight posts, we’ll tell you about new items we’ve recently brought in to the Bentley, and share some of their stories with you. I’m very excited to share this month’s highlight, because it’s one of my first acquisitions in culinary history (a new area we’re collecting in), and one I’m very … More New Acquisitions Highlight: James Beard and the Gastronomie Pratique
Hello! The staff of the Bentley Rare Book Gallery are beyond thrilled to (re)start our blog, Bentley’s Miscellany, and share our thoughts with you on all things bookish. My name is Dr. Julia Skinner–I’m the new Rare Books Curator for the Bentley, and someone you’ll see on this blog pretty regularly. I just received my … More Welcome to Bentley’s Miscellany!