Dr. Sarah Werner is an independent librarian, book historian, and digital scholar based in Washington, DC, who is focused on building public and student engagement with special collections libraries. She is the author of Studying Early Printed Books 1450-1800: A Practical Guide (2019) and its open-access companion site, EarlyPrintedBooks.com, as well as numerous works on digital approaches to book history and on Shakespeare. She gave the 2018 American Printing History Association Lieberman Lecture on “Working Towards a Feminist History of Printing” and has led workshops and given talks on feminist practices of bibliography including, most recently, a roundtable for the Bibliographical Society of America on “Building Better Book Feminisms.” She received a PhD in English from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996 with a focus on feminist performances of Shakespeare and taught English and drama at a number of universities before working at the Folger Shakespeare Library to create a program for undergraduate coursework on book history and establishing their scholarly blog, The Collation. In her spare time she tweets too much as @wynkenhimself and designs fabric and wallpaper patterns from public domain images of rare materials.

Courses Taught:

Feminist Bibliography: 2021, 2023