A New Reference Book of Quotations

The New Yale Book of Quotations was published 31 August 2021 by Yale University Press, after over 15 years of preparation.

Compiled by Fred Shapiro, Associate Director for Collections and Special Projects, Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale Law School, this is a major revision of the first edition, which was named by the Wall Street Journal as the second most essential of all reference works. It clocks in at 1,168 pages and costs $50 in hard cover from Amazon.

As you would expect from a librarian, the reference book is the product of highly innovative research techniques that enables the histories of many familiar quotes to be rewritten. The other most notable feature of the NYBQ is the spotlighting of a significant number of famous quotations that are commonly attributed to prominent men but were actually originated by obscure women.