NPR: ‘Dark Archives’ Explores The Use Of Human Skin In Bookbinding

NPR: ‘Dark Archives’ Explores The Use Of Human Skin In Bookbinding . “Megan Rosenbloom, a young librarian-in-training, wanders through the Mütter Museum’s collection of medical oddities. In an inconspicuous corner, she discovers a display case of leather-bound books with their covers closed — unusual for rare books. The caption explains these books are closed because their binding is more notable than their contents, and that’s because they were made from human skin. This marks the beginning of Rosenbloom’s obsession with ‘anthropodermic bibliopegy’ and the opening scene to Dark Archives: A Librarian’s Investigation into the Science and History of Books Bound in Human Skin…”

Yale Law School: “Legally Binding” exhibition goes online

Yale Law School: “Legally Binding” exhibition goes online. “The Rare Book Collection’s current exhibition, ‘Legally Binding: Fine and Historic Bindings from the Yale Law Library,’ can now be viewed online in our Flickr site (link is external), in the Legally Binding album (link is external). The album contains images of all 34 volumes displayed in the exhibition, plus three more that were cut from the physical exhibition for lack of space.”