Blogs at the Newberry

The Newberry has a variety of blogs, which reflect the diversity of our collections and our staff.

Every book has a story
Book Fair Blog
Check in frequently to read the behind-the-scenes scoop on the Newberry's popular Book Fair. The blog is maintained by "Uncle Blogsy," otherwise known as Dan Crawford, Book Fair Manager.
John Scottowe. Letter "I" from "Calligraphic Alphabet," 1592. Wing MS ZW 545 .S431.
Center for Renaissance Studies Blog
Welcome to the blog for the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies! We post about center programs; items in the Newberry collections of special interest to those involved in medieval, Renaissance, or early modern studies; and profiles of scholars coming to the Newberry to present talks or pursue their research in those areas of study. We welcome your comments.
Genealogical Roll of the Kings of England and Dukes of Bourbon. c.1465. Newberr
Genealogy Blog
Upcoming genealogy events, new resources, research tips, and other information from Newberry Reference and Genealogy Services. 

Project blogs

Exploring Printing History at the Newberry: Sharing notable discoveries during the cataloging and processing of more than 29,000 printing specimens from the seventeenth century to the present. These items belong to the Newberry's John M. Wing Foundation. The 2.5-year project is part of a national effort administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Everywhere West: Chronicling the processing progress of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company records, featuring images and items from the collection. This project is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Preservation and Access.

Recent posts from the Newberry blogs

Saturday, July 26, 2014

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Kicking #bughousesquare off with Environmental Encroachment Marching Band.

Friday, July 25, 2014

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Vince Firpo demonstrates how to use the Button-o-Matic Stellar Newberry Button Dispenser in our bookstore. Vince is one button closer to collecting all twenty! @busybeaverbuttonco

Thursday, July 24, 2014

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Misprint in today’s @redeyechicago but the spirit of the copy still applies: we pass no judgment on how the books you buy at Book Fair spark your kinky imagination. #NLbookfair #getkinkygetbooks

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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FamilySearch.org has once again expanded their online collections of Illinois vital records. The “Illinois, Cook County, Deaths” collection now includes Chicago deaths from 1959-1994. The “Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates” collection...

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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@darlenehfox32 and the fine folks at Good Day Chicago fancied the Julia Child cookbook and Innocent by Scott Turow. Determine your own destiny at Book Fair, starting this Thursday at noon and running through Sunday. #NLbookfair

Monday, July 21, 2014

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The eye of the storm. #NLbookfair starts Thursday!

Monday, July 21, 2014

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Our reading rooms are closed Mondays, but there’s a special exception this week for our pickle readers. Come see the Dill Pickle Award presented to the champion soapbox speaker, at our Bughouse Square Debates. This Saturday at noon, directly across...

Saturday, July 19, 2014

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In case you’ve haven’t marked your calendar, it’s time for the annual Newberry Book Fair. And this year the Fair, one of the largest used-book sales in the country, is celebrating its 30th anniversary! The Fair will be held Thursday, July 24th,...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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While this challenge may not have the cachet of the Guinness World Records for the fastest time to type a text message while performing head spins or the fastest time to jump over 10 objects on a unicycle, it’s a challenge you can easily participate...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

It is now mere days before the magic begins. What else do you need to know? We are open Wednesday night, July 23, from 4 to 8 P.M., as mentioned for, for Associates only. But there are no requirements on Thursday or Friday (noon to 8 P.M.) nor yet...