Browsings

A Positively, Final Appearance

Michael Dirda

And an exhortation to read, read, read

Ending Up

Michael Dirda

Man can live on books alone, but he needs more bread to do so

Book Projects

Michael Dirda

The Art of Keeping Busy

Money

Michael Dirda

… And its role in a just society

A Dreamer’s Tale

Michael Dirda

Resolutions for the new year

Let Us Now Praise Dover Books

Michael Dirda

The literary legacy of E. F. Bleiler

Books for the Holidays

Michael Dirda

Gift ideas for the young and old

Christmas Reading

Michael Dirda

A lot more than Dickens can help invoke the Yuletide spirit

In Praise of Small Presses

Michael Dirda

The books they publish would enliven any library—but you likely won’t find them at your average big box

Poe and Baudelaire

Michael Dirda

Birds of a feather sold together …

“I’m Done”

Michael Dirda

A look at artists in their autumnal years

Language Matters

Michael Dirda

Style, substance, and the labor involved in getting it just so

What’s in a Name?

Michael Dirda

Oh, the joys of being tuckerized …

Jacques Barzun—and Others

Michael Dirda

The eminent scholar was among the last representatives of a grand literary tradition

Oberlin

Michael Dirda

Nostalgia and longing for the middle of nowhere and the flowering of culture one finds there

Waving Not Drowning

Michael Dirda

All those books set aside for projects yet to come—but is it madness?

Castles in Space

Michael Dirda

Much more than mere escape

Going, Going, Gone

Michael Dirda

Time is money, but art is art

Dirty Pictures

Michael Dirda

George Bellows, the beauties of an industrial landscape, and a tribute to the quiet men who got things done

New and Old

Michael Dirda

Building a book collection, one treasured volume at a time

Mencken Day

Michael Dirda

Solitude sustains only for so long

Then and Now

Michael Dirda

Going home again

Charlottesville

Michael Dirda

Book hunting in the land of Jefferson

The Evidence in the (Book) Case

Michael Dirda

The books that reside on a writer’s nightstand can speak volumes indeed

Musical Chairs

Michael Dirda

Thrift Stories

Michael Dirda

Out of Print

Michael Dirda

Aurora

Michael Dirda

Readercon

Michael Dirda

Wonder Books

Michael Dirda

Hot Enough for You?

Michael Dirda

The Fugitive

Michael Dirda

Rocky Mountain Low

Michael Dirda

Anthologies and Collections

Michael Dirda

After the Golden Age

Michael Dirda

Anglophilia

Michael Dirda

Grades

Michael Dirda

Cowboys and Clubmen

Michael Dirda

Synonym Toast

Michael Dirda

Hail to Thee, Blithe Spirit!

Michael Dirda

Memories of Marseille

Michael Dirda

Spring Book Sales

Michael Dirda

Twilight of an Author

Michael Dirda

Text Mess

Michael Dirda

Books on Books

Michael Dirda

Scribble, Scribble

Michael Dirda

This Is a Column

Michael Dirda

Paper

Michael Dirda

Bookish Pets

Michael Dirda

Armchair Adventures

Michael Dirda

Style Is the Man

Michael Dirda

Mr. Zinsser, I Presume

Michael Dirda