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Buy a copy of The Private Library by Reid Byers,
Oak Knoll Press's most recent publication, here.


Illustration of trade bookbinding workers with the text 'August Sale: 20% Off Bookbinding Titles. Shop now.

500+ Bookbinding titles will be on sale at 20% off from now until August 31, 2022.

Header image is from A Day at the Bindery of Lippincott, Grambo, & Co. (Oak Knoll Books, 1988), here.


Visit our Virtual Booth at the Antiquarian Book Fair!

Open Thursday, August 4 at 12:00pm EDT
until Sunday, August 7 at 8:00pm EDT

New from the CODEX Foundation and Stanford University Libraries and now available from Oak Knoll!

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edited by Paul van Capelleveen

The CODEX Foundation and Stanford University Libraries, 2022. Published by the Stanford Libraries and the CODEX Foundation in conjunction with the traveling exhibition Materialia Lumina - Contemporary Artists' Books from the CODEX International Book Fair has extensive full color images and essays by Martin Antonetti, Betty Bright, John A. Buchtel, Paul van Capelleveen, Gerald Cloud, Mark Dimunation, Jan & Crispin Elsted, Susan K. Filter, Viola Hildebrandt-Schat, D. Vanessa Kam, Peter Rutledge Koch, Sandra Kroupa, Marie Minssieux-Chamonard, Susanne Padberg, David Paton, Marcia Reed, Ruth R. Rogers, Stefan Soltek, and Roberto G. Trujillo.



New from the G. Thomas Tanselle and BSUVA - now available from Oak Knoll!

Image of the cover of Books in My Life


by G. Thomas Tanselle

Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 2021. The noted scholar, bibliographer, and book collector G. Thomas Tanselle reflects upon his background, education, connections, and the role of books and other physical objects in his life. Illustrated, with index.




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All Cotsen Occassional Press titles, as well as A Catalogue of the Cotsen Children's Library, are now marked down at 50% off!

Image from A Catalogue of the Cotsen Children's Library: The Nineteenth Century (Princeton University Library, 2019), here.