Lux Mentis - Light of the Mind

Lux Mentis specializes in fine first edition and rarities – books that have been treasured and will continue to be treasured. Whatever your interests – fine press, artist books, Americana, fiction, film, children’s books, art, travel, or the history of ideas – Lux Mentis provides a diverse selection.

Our online catalogue allows you to peruse our exclusive inventory, a unique and eclectic collection of rare and hard to find books. With each entry you will find in-depth information about the volume, along with the more unusual details concerning its background. 

We are very pleased to present the virtual exhibition of six design bindings by six remarkably talented binders, each a response to Megan Rosenbloom's, Dark Archives: A Librarian’s Investigation into the Science and History of Books Bound in Human Skin. Timed to celebrate the release of the trade paperback edition, proceeds will be benefitting a BIPOC-focused scholarship program at the Guild of Book Workers. Additional images are available, as are video interviews. The books will be making their physical public debut in November at the Mütter Museum. Enjoy.

Breakfast at Tiffany's
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Debuting at the NYABAA book fair, an exquisitely executed design binding on Breakfast at Tiffany's