The first major show of the works of the major American 20thC illustrator Edward Gorey (he of the PBS "Mystery" titles, now whittled down to a nub) has opened at New England's Wadsworth Athenaeum.
The show predates Gorey's 93rd birthday by a fortnight; Henry Bemis Books' bio of the master of Victorian eccentricity is here.
Rare Book Cafe feature Gorey stories in one of our 2017 episodes. Cape Cod bookseller Jim Visbeck, of Isaiah Thomas Books, joined us last March and remembered his neighbor- who died in 2000- down the road a ways.
Here's a look back at one of our most entertaining guests- and the first whose interview was pre-recorded and then broadcast in a live show:
Rare Book Cafe happens every week on Saturdays at 2.30p EST. But you can watch it on demand, on our Facebook page, and at the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair YouTube channel.