Susan Green is publications director at The Huntington.

Time Travel at the Huntington Library Press

Time Travel at the Huntington Library Press

This month at the Huntington Library Press, we have been time travelers. We began in the distant past, doing the last proofreading on a special issue of the Huntington Library Quarterly devoted to what people read, mostly in England, in the 16th and 17th centuries, including cookbooks. The articles in the issue looked at various forms of commentary: what people wrote about their reading—sometimes directly in the margins of books, but often in what are called commonplace books, notebooks made up in this case of literary quotations and comment. Continue reading