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Lux Mentis, Booksellers
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Turning over a new leaf at Rare Book School, 2018 and the hunt for 'hex libris'

“What is Rare Book School? Is that Hogwart’s for librarians?” Normally confused by ‘library school’, most people don’t realize there is an additional resource for rare book professionals, librarians, and bibliophiles located at the University of Virginia.…
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One of the very best things about what I do is finding things that are truly wonderful and finding them the perfect home. While in Oxford a few months ago, Ben Maggs of Maggs Bros. told me about a remarkable set of Doves Press books they were in the…
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Here at Lux Mentis we like etymology. So here’s a quick lesson from Word School. The first definition Merriam-Webster lists for the word “occult” is: to shut off from view or exposure: cover, eclipse the light of a star that was about to be occulted … by…
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Several years ago, it occurred to me that while bringing along the next generation of collectors was important, supporting and encouraging the next generation of fine press printers, book artists, and design binders was every bit as important. In many…
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“There’s nothing you can’t do Now you’re in New York These streets will make you feel brand new Big lights will inspire you Let’s hear it for New York, New York, New York…” Among other things, we are debuting a new work by Richard Minsky, It Can’t Happen…
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Delayed posting of our Boston ABAA book fair booth tour.
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Irish porcelain inlay from case of A Modest Proposal This year at the ABAA California Book Fair 2018 we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus with a special exhibit spotlighting…
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Consider this a teaser, as the images do not capture just how stunning these volumes are. We are pleased to have 3 of the 5 deluxe editions (one stayed in Ireland and the other at Yale). Each of the 5 is uniquely bound in a binding reflecting issues…
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