Robert Darnton

Robert Darnton’s latest book is A Literary Tour de France: The World of Books on the Eve of the French Revolution. He is the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian Emeritus at Harvard.
 (December 2019)

Rembrandt van Rijn: Old Woman Reading, 1631

Best Sellers by the Bargeload

The Bookshop of the World: Making and Trading Books in the Dutch Golden Age

by Andrew Pettegree and Arthur der Weduwen

December 19, 2019 issue

A lithograph depicting the angel Moroni delivering the golden plates of the Book of Mormon to Joseph Smith in western New York, 1827

The Greatest Show on Earth

Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History

by Kurt Andersen

Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News

by Kevin Young


by Lee McIntyre

June 28, 2018 issue

Candida Höfer: BNF Paris XXIII 1998; the reading room at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris, designed by Henri Labrouste, 1862–1868

The Good Way to Do History

The Allure of the Archives

by Arlette Farge, translated from the French by Thomas Scott-Railton, with a foreword by Natalie Zemon Davis

January 9, 2014 issue

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