Much of what we do here at Rarebooksdigest.com is discovering rare books, and the stories that accompany them. These stories can pertain to the written pages, the outside covers of the books, or even to the people who cherished them. For much else, however, we are in debt to our superior scholars and booksellers, whose research and reporting we rely on. Our sincere thanks go to all of them, and as a partial payment of this debt of gratitude we dedicate this page to the bookmen extraordinaire whose work and pathos have often inspired our minds and content.
– Eleni Kovaiou: Eleni had a remarkable experience this past year as the curator of special collections at the Univeristy of Crete. Among the many collections she oversees, one was of great interest to Peter Bien and the University of Princeton; the complete archive of Kazantzakis letters, that were translated and published in a book called “The selected letters of Nikos Kalantzakis.”
– Peter Koch: The Director of the CODEX Foundation is gearing up for yet another exciting event this month: the Codex 2013 International Book Fair. It will be held between February 10th and the 13th, at the beautiful waterfront Craneway Pavilion, located in Richmond, CA at 1414 Harbour Way South. Fine press artist books and fine art editions produced by many of the world’s most esteemed printers, book artists, and artisans will be on exhibit.
– Matthew Raptis: The proprietor of Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book knowledge source in fine first editions, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all genre.
- James Sekkes: The team leader of our technology group that produces our analytical content as exhibited through our Rare Book Sale Monitor.