Member Blogs > Books Tell You WhyRare Books We Love, Just in Time for Valentine's Day

  • Thu, 11 Feb 2021 08:00:00    Permalink
    Rare Books For Valentine's Day

    When Pope Gelasius established Saint Valentine’s Day in 496 AD, he certainly had no idea that the holiday would persist for centuries. The holiday was first associated with romance and love during the High Middle Ages, thanks to the burgeoning tradition of courtly love in Geoffrey Chaucer’s day. And nothing says “love” like giving the perfect book! Here’s a look at some favorite Valentine’s Day gift ideas for the bibliophile and rare book collector.

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