Bancroft Prize for History Is Awarded to 2 Scholars

The prize, one of the most prestigious in the field, went to David W. Blight’s biography of Frederick Douglass and Lisa Brooks’s study of King Philip’s War

A Book Lover’s Haven Turns 100

The Grolier Club, the nation’s oldest society of bibliophiles, just celebrated the centennial of its grand Manhattan home. Yes, there’s a secret staircase hidden in a bookshelf. No, do not use gloves in its library.

Late-Night Philosophy Festival Expands to Five U.S. Cities

This year’s American installment of the Night of Ideas will feature appearances by philosophers, musicians, artists and a puppet of Noam Chomsky.