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First let me say, “I love books.”  I love to read, I love the smell of the ink on the paper, I love the feel of turning a page as you read.  I love it when an author is especially talented and writes an engaging story but I also love it when a book has an interesting dust jacket.  Sometimes …

Bartolomeo di Francesco Cristofori is credited with inventing the modern piano in Padua, Italy, in 1709.  A hundred and fifty years later, the piano had become the “King” of musical instruments as well as a symbol of social and economic status.  No middle or upper-class Victorian household w…

I received the following via e-mail regarding an article from William Pepe that was featured in the last issue of Barr’s. Thanks to Audrey Madans for taking the time to drop us a letter and thanks to William Pepe for writing the article about the Boston area. ~~Kimberley Mathisen, Editor

Set to feature free film screening, two convening societies and NPM chief curator of philately, Dan Piazza