Monographs

  • 2013 - Cook, Christopher D. Incunabula in the Westminster Abbey and Westminster School Libraries. With bookbinding descriptions by Mirjam M. Foot. London: Bibliographical Society.
     Description available here.
  • 2005 - Cook, Christopher D. Supplement to Harman's Incunabula in the University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign. Urbana, Ill.: Rare Book and Special Collections Library.
     Available online here.

Articles and Essays

See also: Christopher D. Cook | Blog.

  • 2018 - Cook, Christopher D. "Carl Sandburg: Poet of the People." The JAPOS Bulletin: The Newsletter of Journalists, Authors, and Poets on Stamps. Forthcoming.
  • 2017 - Cook, Christopher D. "John F. Kennedy as Journalist and Author." The JAPOS Bulletin: The Newsletter of Journalists, Authors, and Poets on Stamps 167 (Autumn 2017): 6–9.
  • 2014 - Cook, Christopher D. "'Mr Royston I preye send these bookes': An Oxford Bookseller's Wife's Order of 1650." The Library: The Transactions of the Bibliographical Society, 7th ser., 15, no. 4 (December 2014): 432–438. doi:10.1093/library/15.4.432.
     Available online here.
  • 2014 - Cook, Christopher D., and Mirjam M. Foot. "An Additional Incunabulum in Westminster Abbey Library." The Library: The Transactions of the Bibliographical Society, 7th ser., 15, no. 2 (June 2014): 185–186. doi:10.1093/library/15.2.185.
     Available online here.
  • 2014 - Cook, Christopher D. "Using Omeka to Publish a Stamp Collection Online." Philatelic Literature Review 63, no. 1 (2014): 22–29.
     Available online here.
     Winner of the American Philatelic Society's 2014 Thomas F. Allen Award for the best article published in a single year of Philatelic Literature Review.
  • 2014 - Cook, Christopher D. "Wikipedia and the Bibliophile: An Exhortation." Caxtonian: Journal of the Caxton Club 22, no. 3 (March 2014): 1–2.
     Available online here.
  • 2013 - Cook, Christopher D., and Mirjam M. Foot. "An Additional Incunabulum in Westminster Abbey Library." Preprint, November 2013.
     Available online here.
  • 2013 - Cook, Christopher D. "The United States Dante Commemorative Postage Stamp of 1965." Dante on Stamps.
     Available online here (Dante on Stamps).
     Available online here (Internet Archive).
     • Reprinted: Cook, Christopher D. "The United States Dante Commemorative Postage Stamp of 1965." The JAPOS Bulletin: The Newsletter of Journalists, Authors, and Poets on Stamps 152 (Winter 2014): 3–7.
     • Reprinted: Cook, Christopher D. "The United States Dante Commemorative Postage Stamp of 1965." Topical Time: Journal of Thematic Philately 65, no. 4 (July-August 2014): 48–54.
  • 2009 - Cook, Christopher D. "Letter Reveals Lord North's Apprehension Over British Defeat at Trenton, 1777." Non Solus: A Blog for Booklovers. July 6, 2009.
     Available online here.
  • 2008 - Cook, Christopher D. "The Translator Emerges." In Christopher D. Cook, Chatham Ewing, and Dennis J. Sears, Multiple Merwins: Poet, Translator, Environmental Activist: Essays to Accompany an Exhibition, 11-18. Urbana, Ill.: Soybean Press.
     Available online here.
  • 2007 - Hotchkiss, Valerie, Alvan Bregman, and Christopher D. Cook. "University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, The Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Thomas W. Baldwin Collection." In Celebrating Research: Rare and Special Collections from the Membership of the Association of Research Libraries, Philip N. Cronenwett, Kevin Osborn, and Samuel A. Streit, eds., 118-119. Washington, D.C.: Association of Research Libraries.
     Available online here.

Reviews

  • 2008 - Cook, Christopher D. Review of A Bibliography of Westminster Abbey: A Guide to the Literature of Westminster Abbey, Westminster School and St Margaret's Church Published between 1571 and 2000, compiled by Tony Trowles. Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 102, no. 3 (September 2008): 411-412.
     Available online here.

Exhibitions

  • 2009 - One in a Million: An Exhibition of Eleven Landmark Acquisitions of the University of Illinois. Curated by Alvan Bregman, Christopher D. Cook, and Valerie Hotchkiss. Urbana, Illinois, October 2-December 18.
  • 2008 - Multiple Merwins: Poet, Translator, Environmental Activist. Curated by Christopher D. Cook, Chatham Ewing, and Dennis J. Sears. Urbana, Illinois, October 6-31.
  • 2007 - Love Thy Neighbor: An Exhibition Commemorating the Completion of the Episcopal Chapel of St. John the Divine. Curated by Christopher D. Cook. Urbana, Illinois, November 16, 2007-January 12, 2008.
  • 2006 - Dante at Illinois. Curated by Christopher D. Cook. Urbana, Illinois, September 13-December 14.
  • 2003 - Florentine Printing of the Fifteenth Century: A Student Exhibition Held at the Rare Book and Special Collections Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Curated by Christopher D. Cook. Urbana, Illinois, May 8-June 30.

Exhibition Catalogs

  • 2009 - Bregman, Alvan, Christopher D. Cook, and Valerie Hotchkiss. One in a Million: An Exhibition of Eleven Landmark Acquisitions of the University of Illinois. Urbana, Ill.: Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
     Available online here.
  • 2007 - Cook, Christopher D. Love Thy Neighbor: An Exhibition Commemorating the Completion of the Episcopal Chapel of St. John the Divine. Urbana, Ill.: Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
     Available online here.
  • 2006 - Cook, Christopher D. Dante at Illinois. Urbana, Ill.: Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Conference Papers and Posters

  • 2014 - Corbett, Meaghan B., and Christopher D. Cook. "Migrating Faculty Publications from a Department Website to an Institutional Repository." Poster presented at the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Alexandria, Va., October 2014.
     Available online here.
  • 2013 - Cook, Christopher D., Kelly Knight, and Elaine Sullo. "The Himmelfarb Library Annual Art Show: Celebrating the Creative Abilities of Faculty, Staff, and Students." Poster presented at the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pa., October 2013.
     Available online here.
  • 2013 - Thompson, JoLinda, Christopher D. Cook, Steven Brown, Catherine M. Sluder, Alicia Pinkney, Laura Abate, and Meaghan Corbett. "All Hands on Deck: A Team Approach to System Migration." Poster presented at the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pa., October 2013.
     Available online here.
  • 2008 - Cook, Christopher D. "Collecting Milton at the University of Illinois." Paper presented at the Ninth International Milton Symposium, Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, July 2008.
     Available online here.

Fine Press and Private Press

My private press imprint is the Silver Anchor Press, founded November 21, 2015.

  • 2016 - Pulsifer, Harold T. Glory o' the Dawn. Columbus, Ohio: Silver Anchor Press.
     A short novel with the author's true sailing story "Gloucester—Offshore." Edited and with a biographical note by Christopher D. Cook.
     Available from: Silver Anchor Press.
  • 2007 - Cook, Christopher D. The Episcopal Chapel of St. John the Divine: A Brief Photographic Journey into the Past. Urbana, Ill.: Privately printed.
  • 2007 - Cook, Christopher D. Ode on a Lyre-playing Nymph. [Champaign, Ill.: Christopher D. Cook].
     Letterpress prose poem.
     Available online here.
  • 2007 - Cook, Christopher D. "What the Tau-fu Is Made of": Benjamin Franklin on Soybeans: Together with a Brief Account of the Journey of Glycine max from China to Illinois and a Note on the Soybean Press. Urbana, Ill.: Soybean Press.
     Letterpress pamphlet.
  • 2007 - Irving, Washington. Westminster Abbey: Abridged from The Sketch-book of Geoffrey Crayon. Champaign, Ill.: [Christopher D. Cook].
     Letterpress broadside.

Websites

  • cdcook.org
     My personal website.
  • danteonstamps.com
     Dante on Stamps is an authoritative resource and comprehensive catalog of my personal collection of postage stamps, first day covers, cancellations, and other philatelic items associated with the medieval Italian poet Dante Alighieri.
  • sites.google.com/site/oughtredboatregistry
     Oughtred Boat Registry is an unofficial registry of boats around the world designed by Iain Oughtred.

About

  • 2015 - "Three Honored at StampShow." American Philatelist 129, no. 10 (October 2015): 916-918.
  • 2013 - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Graduate School of Library and Information Science. "Cook Publishes on Abbey Incunabula." News release, October 2, 2013.
     Available online here.
  • 2013 - "Meet Christopher Cook...." Himmelfarb Headlines (February/March 2013).
     Available online here.
  • 2008 - "Cataloging a Collection." University of Illinois Annual Report (2007-2008): 19.
  • 2008 - Farrant, Richard. "Casual Inquiry at the Abbey Library Lands American Researcher a Unique Project." Westminster Abbey Chorister 46 (2008): 27-29.
  • 2007 - Des Garennes, Christine. "Librarian to Catalog Rare Items in England." News-Gazette (Champaign, Ill.), June 4.
     Available online here.
  • 2007 - "Librarian Catalogs Westminster Abbey Books." Friendscript: Newsletter for Friends of the University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign 29, no. 1 (2007): 3.
  • 2007 - Lynn, Andrea. "'Up and Coming Star' Librarian to Catalog Westminster Abbey Books." News release, June 12.
     Available online here.
     • Reprinted: Lynn, Andrea. "UI Librarian to Catalog Westminster Abbey Books." InsideIllinois (Urbana, Ill.), July 5.
     • Reprinted: Lynn, Andrea. "'Up and Coming Star' Librarian to Catalog Westminster Abbey Books." Alumni Newsletter: Graduate School of Library and Information Science (2007): 35, 37.
      Available online here.
  • 2006 - Hansen, Jon. "Rare Books Get Needed Attention." Daily Illini (Champaign, Ill.). July 12.
     Available online here.
  • 2006 - Howard-Hill, T. H. Review of Supplement to Harman's Incunabula in the University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign, compiled by Christopher D. Cook. Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 100, no. 2 (June 2006): 298.
     Available online here.
  • 2006 - Wyckoff, Whitney Blair. "Exhibit Showcases Dante's Work." Daily Illini (Champaign, Ill.). October 16.
     Available online here.