Rare Book School (RBS) was founded in 1983. It provides continuing-education opportunities for students from all disciplines and levels to study the history of written, printed, and born-digital materials with leading scholars and professionals in the field.
Developing Collections: Donors, Libraries & Booksellers - Tom Congalton, Johan Kugelberg & Katherine Reagan
Introduction to the History of Bookbinding - Jan Storm van Leeuwen
The History of the Book in America, c.1700–1830 - James N. Green
Printed Books to 1800: Description & Analysis - David Whitesell
The Handwriting & Culture of Early Modern English Manuscripts - Heather Wolfe
For information on this year’s tuition, other related costs, and application, please visit the RBS website.
In 2013, Rare Book School will offer courses at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville (June and August), the Lillian Goldman Law Library, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Library, and Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University in New Haven (June), the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia (July), and at the Smithsonian Institution and Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC (October and November).