The Universal Short Title Catalogue project has now opened its registration for the St Andrews Book Conference on Buying and Selling.

This conference will offer contributions on the theme of buying and selling in the early modern book trade: failures and successes of print ventures; strategies and ideas to increase the sales; rebinding, reprinting, reediting; cooperation and competition amongst booksellers; the day-to-day life of printing firms and bookshops; fairs and permanent markets; catalogues advertising stock and individual libraries being auctioned; taste and trends in the purchase of books; influence of censorship and regulations.

Co-organised by Shanti Graheli and Jan Alessandrini, the conference will take place 18-20 June 2015 at the University of St Andrews.

Visit their website.

On Wednesday 20th of May, the National Library of Spain and University of Zaragosa are introducing their new journal on periodicals, antiquarian book trade, etc.

Find their website here (in Spanish).

With the help of Ellen Gruber Garvey, RSAP now has an updated search-function in their research database.

Find it on their website.

TS: Tijdschrift voor Tijdschriftstudies is compiling a special issue on the use of textcavator Delpher. They welcome articles about the use of textcavators in modern research, but also articles about research that has been successfully carried out by using these digital assets.

Find more information (in Dutch and English) here: Call for Papers TS on Delpher.

The Romantic Illustration Network is hosting a session on the role of literary quotations and miniatures in print press (especially in the Romantic period) on 6 June 2015 at the London House of Illustration.

They will discuss two main themes: (1) The illustration as a form of virtual gallery and (2) The use of literary quotations in order to conceptualise visual images.

Find more information here.