Alternative News & Opinion
Anti-war.com - Co-founded by libertarian activist Justin Raimondo, and Eric Garris in 1995 to become "a leading force against U.S. wars and foreign intervention, providing daily and often hourly updates and comprehensive news, analysis, and opinion on war and peace."
The Christian Science Monitor - was founded in 1908 by Mary Baker Eddy who the year before had been targeted by Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World for the unconventional religious views expressed in her book that later became a best seller. The World persuaded some of her friends and her two sons to sue for the control of her estate; representatives of various other newspapers interviewed her and found her competent; she went to court and the case was dropped. Before the launch of the Monitor John L. Wright, who later became its first city editor, wrote to Mrs. Eddy that there was a growing need for a daily newspaper that “will place principle before dividends, and that will be fair, frank and honest with the people on all subjects and under whatever pressure” – a truly independent voice not controlled by “commercial and political monopolists.” Nearly 100 years later the tradition survives.
Council for the National Interest - Founded by Paul Findley, a popular former Illinois member of the House of Representatives for 22 years who lost his seat in Congress as the result of efforts by outside lobbyists opposed to his support of an "even-handed" foreign policy in the Middle East. "CNI works for U.S. Middle East policies that represent the highest values of our founders and our citizens and that work to sustain a nation of honor, decency, security, and prosperity" – from their website.
Full Measure - an investigative news program reminiscent of what 60 Minutes once was. In depth reporting covering three topics in every episode. Sharyl Attkinson and a team of top reporters including Scott Thuman, Lisa Fletcher and others.
Haystack News - A large compilation or omnibus of free news outlets (viewable without a pay wall) available to the public.
Just the News - "is a back-to-the-future initiative where old-fashioned, honest and exclusive reporting is delivered in a neutral voice, but delivered through the modern channels of YouTube, podcasting, e-books and social media... journalists deliver unprecedented transparency by offering a Dig Deeper tool on their Web site that allows consumers to see the underlying core materials and evidence that substantiate each story. "
[News Nation] -An alternative for television news watchers. Available on many independent stations. With veteran reporters Dan Abrams Ashleigh Banfield, Chris Cuomo, Elizabeth Vargas, etc.
Palestine Chronicle - is an independent Internet magazine, dedicated to addressing issues and offering perspectives rarely seen in mainstream western media. These issues include the plight and welfare of Palestinian refugees, as well as displaced and oppressed people everywhere. Opposes any form of literature that expresses religious or racial intolerance. Palestine Chronicle does not speak on behalf of any political or religious party and is written and constructed solely by volunteers from throughout the world, calling attention to the suffering of people from Palestine, the Middle East and beyond. (Paraphrased from their website)
WikiLeaks - An “NGO owned by Icelandic company Sunshine Press Productions ehf that has published news leaks provided by anonymous sources. WikiLeaks is a media organisation and publisher founded in 2006. It operates as a non-profit and is funded by donations and media partnerships. It has published classified documents and other media provided by anonymous sources.”
The British Library - as it is now, came into existence in July of 1973 as a result of The British Library Act that was passed in 1972. Incorporated into the new institution were the library departments of the British Museum (founded in 1753 and already one of the world’s greatest libraries), the National Central Library, and the National Lending Library for Science & Technology (the center for interlibrary lending, located at Boston Spa in Yorkshire). In 1974 the British National Bibliography and the Office for Scientific and Technical Information became part of the UK’s new national library. The main library is now in St. Pancras in the King’s Cross area of London. (Paraphrased from their website)
The Library of Congress - the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States, serves as the research arm of Congress, and is also the largest library in the world with more than 126 million items on approximately 530 miles of bookshelves. The collections include nearly 19 million books, 2.6 million recordings, 12 million photographs, 4.8 million maps, and 56 million manuscripts. The Library’s mission is to make its resources available and useful to Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations. (Paraphrased from their website)
The Morgan Library - Originally the private library and museum of J.P. Morgan, it was transformed into a public institution in 1924 by his son and heir, J.P. Morgan, Jr. One of the most important rare book and manuscript collections in the world.
Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America - the oldest and largest antiquarian booksellers’ association in the United States
Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association - founded in 1906, the oldest association of antiquarian booksellers in Britain and the world.
Ephemera Society of America - organization serving dealers and collectors interested in autographs, manuscripts, and all types of printed ephemera.
Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association - Britain’s largest association of antiquarian booksellers and promoters of antiquarian book fairs throughout the U.K.
The Rocky Mountain Antiquarian Booksellers Association - organization of used and rare book-dealers in Colorado and Wyoming. Sponsors of the annual Rocky Mountain Book Fair held each summer in Denver.
Addison & Sarova - Rare books & manuscripts.
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers - Fine books, manuscripts & art.
PBA Galleries - Specialist book, map and manuscript auctioneers.
Potter & Potter Auctions - Antiquarian and rare books, Ephemera and artifacts relating to magic and gaming.
Swann Galleries - Autographs, books, manuscripts, maps, atlases, photographs, posters, prints and drawings.
Book Fair Organizers
California International Antiquarian Book Fair - By many reports, the largest and most well-attended international antiquarian book fair held in the United States, promoted by White Rain Productions.
Cooperstown Antiquarian Book Fair - An annual bookfair held in Cooperstown (NY), home of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
The Rocky Mountain Antiquarian Book Fair - Held each summer and sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Antiquarian Booksellers Association.
Vermont Antiquarian Book Fair - Sponsored and promoted by the Vermont Antiquarian Booksellers Association and Eloquent Page Books and held in Burlington (VT).
Binding, Restoration, Supplies & Services
Cat Tail Run - Book binding, restoration and conservation services.
Dragonfly Bindery & Studio - Antiquarian book and paper restoration, dust jacket restoration, fine leather bindings, archival materials and storage boxes.
School for Bookbinding Arts - Classes and workshops for book dealers, collectors and others wanting to learn or improve their bookbinding skills.