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Ross King | The Bookseller of Florence

In conversation with Cate Lineberry (Be Free or Die, The Secret Rescue)

The bestselling author of Brunelleschi's Dome and Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling captures the excitement and spirit of the Renaissance in this chronicle of the life and work of "the king of the world's booksellers" and the technological disruption that forever changed the ways knowledge spread.

"Magnificent . . . King's meticulous research provides an immersive reading experience as he expertly weaves the political intrigue of families vying for power and currying favor with the pope into a riveting intellectual history covering the evolution of books, Renaissance Italy, classical philosophy and literature, and the invention of the printing press. A profoundly engaging study of a time when books were considered essential to a meaningful life, and knowledge and wisdom were cherished as ends in themselves.." —Booklist (starred review)

Event date: 
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
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The Bookseller of Florence: The Story of the Manuscripts That Illuminated the Renaissance Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780802158529
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - April 13th, 2021

The Renaissance in Florence conjures images of beautiful frescoes and elegant buildings--the dazzling handiwork of the city's skilled artists and architects.


Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls' Escape from Slavery to Union Hero Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250183897
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Picador - July 3rd, 2018

"A stunning tale of a little-known figure in history. Robert Smalls' astounding heroism during the Civil War helped convince Lincoln and the country that African Americans were extraordinarily capable of fighting for their freedom.