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Review of exhibition catalogue: A Book Sleuth and a Sleuth’s Sleuth,

appearing in Manuscripts, the quarterly journal of The Manuscript Society, by William Butts.

Lilly Library Offering Free Book Club Kits to Celebrate Sherlock Exhibition

Click here for details or check @iulillylibrary.

New Exhibition! … Sherlock Holmes in 221 Objects

Watch this Instagram Reel from The Lilly Library, August 1, 2022

Video: “Sherlock Holmes Exhibit Featured in Lilly Library”

WFIU & WTIU News, September 16, 2022

“Sherlock Holmes Exhibit Featured in Lilly Library”

Indiana Public Media September 8, 2022, by Sara Molina

“It’s Elementary: 221B Baker Street Is Inside IU’s Lilly Library Through December”

The Herald-Times, by Carol Kugler, August 26, 20223

“The Exhibition is Afoot: Indiana University’s Lilly Library Hosts Sherlock Holmes Objects”

Info Docket, August 17, 2022, by Gary Price

“Sherlock Exhibition Afoot at Lilly Library”

News at IU Bloomington August 15, 2022, by Kirk Johannesen

“The Game is Afoot at NYC Sherlock Holmes Exhibit”

CBS Sunday Morning, April 10, 2022, with Faith Salie

“Objects of Desire: Glen Miranker on his Remarkable Collections”

Sherlock Holmes Magazine, Spring 2022, Issue No. 8, 2022

“Sherlock Holmes Lives in New York”

Süddeutsche Zeitung (online), February 20, 2022, by Christian Zaschke

Sherlock Holmes in Popular Culture,” an illustrated talk by Glen Miranker

for the 54th California International Antiquarian Book Fair in Oakland, CA, February 13, 2022

“Sherlock Holmes in 221 Objects from the Collection of Glen Miranker/Miranker Interview”

Rare Book Hub, February 2022, by Susan Halas

“An Update from the Collections”

Friends of the Sherlock Holmes Collections, February 2022, Vol. 26 No. 1, by Timothy J. Johnson

“Sherlock Holmes, Scientific Detective”

The New Yorker (online), January 31, 2022, by Rivka Galchen

“ With Astonishing Artifacts from Arthur Conan Doyle,

This Exhibit Provides Clues to Sherlock Holmes’s Everlasting Appeal ”

Forbes Online, January 31, 2022, by Jonathan Keats

“ ‘Sherlock Holmes in 221 Objects’ Review: Magnificent Obsession”

The Wall Street Journal (PDF), January 29, 2022, by Edward Rothstein

“Sherlock Holmes Through the Eyes of an Ultimate Fan”

The Washington Post, January 26, 2022, by Michael Dirda

Collector Glen S. Miranker in Conversation with Author Nicholas A. Basbanes

Grolier Club YouTube Channel, January 25, 2022

“221 Pieces of Sherlock Holmes History on View in NYC”

CrimeReads, January 21, 2022, by Rebecca Rego Barry

“Sherlock Holmes in 221 Objects”

TimeOut, January 20, 2022, by Shaye Weaver

“Be Sure to Investigate This Sherlock Holmes Collection on the Upper East Side”

Spectrum News NY1, January 19, 2022, by Roger Clark

“Ideal Holmes”

Times Literary Supplement, January 14, 2022

“There’s Mystery Amid These Sherlockian Items”

The New York Times, Art & Design Page C1, January 8, 2022, by James Barron


The Best of Sherlock Holmes website has one of most detailed appreciations of the exhibition, at this link. Author/publisher Randall Stock also included the exhibition catalogue in his 2021 Best Books and Holmes and Conan Doyle list.

“Adventures in Collecting: Nick Basbanes Explores One Man’s Sherlockian Pursuit of Arthur Conan Doyle”

Fine Books & Collections, Winter 2022.

“When it comes to single-author book collectors,” says Basbanes, “Sherlockians are a species unto themselves, and when it comes to Sherlockians, the same can be said for Glen Miranker, with rare books, manuscripts, pamphlets, magazines,variants, proofs, and piracies being just one vital component in his over-all scheme, which is is on full display in his forthcoming exhibition at the Grolier Club, “Sherlock Holmes in 221 Objects.”


Nicholas A. Basbanes is the author of ten works of cultural history, including A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books (1995), and his his most recent, Cross of Snow: A Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, (2020) named a best book of the year by the TLS and the recipient of a Nonfiction Honor Award from the Massachusetts Center for the Book. He also writes the Gently Mad column for Fine Books & Collections.

Sherlock Holmes in 221 Objects:Episode 227, October 30, 2021

An interview with Glen by Scott Monty, founder and co-host of  I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere, the definitive site for news and information about Sherlock Holmes on the web. You can also hear Glen in these episodes:

Past Press Coverage

KQED Arts, June 21, 2012

Far from Elementary, a Collection of Sherlock Holmes Artifacts


The Best of Sherlock Holmes, June 29, 2012

Hound of the Baskervilles Exhibition “You Know My Methods” at the Book Club of California


Smithsonian Magazine, July 26, 2012

The Deerstalker: Where Sherlock Holmes’ Popular Image Came From


Forbes, November 26, 2013

A Former Apple Executive’s Obsessive Search For Sherlock Holmes


BCC News, London, May 20, 2014

Sherlock Holmes: Can a Fictional Man be a London Icon?


The Guardian, October 16, 2014

Sherlock Holmes exhibition reveals Conan Doyle’s first plots for hero sleuth