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“What manner o’thing is your crocodile?”: April 2017

28 March 2017

As March draws to a close, spring has finally (mostly) sprung in Washington DC (we’ll not talk about our poor cherry blossoms). If the days are warming up where you are as well,...

Histories and Communities of Books

23 March 2017

A guest post by Megan Heffernan Working in the Folger Shakespeare Library this year has opened my eyes to the important role that research centers play in shaping knowledge. If this...

The Guild of Women-Binders and the “bindings of tomorrow”

21 March 2017

It’s not uncommon for me to encounter small presses, publishers, and binderies with which I’m unfamiliar in the course of my regular work at the Folger. However, few of...

From the Archives: Shakespeare in the USSR

14 March 2017

Since (and even before) our founding in 1932, Folger Shakespeare Library staff has come together with a wide variety of arts and humanities organizations to celebrate the powerful nature...