At the palace of Versailles, not only the inhabitants wore luxurious garment – the books did too. An exhibition at the Morgan Library in New York showcases an exceptional collection of nearly 200 volumes bound for the highest echelons of 18th-century French society.

Bound for Versailles: A Dazzling Display of 18th Century French Bookbinding

At the palace of Versailles, not only the inhabitants wore luxurious garment – the books did too. An exhibition at the Morgan Library in New York showcases an exceptional collection of nearly 200 volumes bound for the highest echelons of 18th-century French society.

Hermann Hesse’s biography shows: fame alone does not make you happy. Neither successful books nor the Nobel Prize for Literature saved him from mental illness and broken marriages. But it also demonstrates that the dark sides of our lives can be the greatest source of creativity.

Of World Fame and World-Weariness

Hermann Hesse’s biography shows: fame alone does not make you happy. Neither successful books nor the Nobel Prize for Literature saved him from mental illness and broken marriages. But it also demonstrates that the dark sides of our lives can be the greatest source of creativity.

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Bookophile

About us

Bookophile is the idea of Jürg Conzett and Ursula Kampmann. It was born in the MoneyMuseum’s newly built library, out of a common thought about how we could transmit our love of books to others.

Bookophile

About us

Bookophile is the idea of Jürg Conzett and Ursula Kampmann. It was born in the MoneyMuseum’s newly built library, out of a common thought about how we could transmit our love of books to others.