Loeb has always been an avid reader, but when he was first approached in 1986 to support publication of a book on Liberty of Conscience and the Growth of Religious Diversity in Early America, 1636-1786, his avocation became his passion. Since then, Loeb has funded and/or contributed to many books on history and genealogy. He is not just a passive patron: he loves to be involved in all the details of a new book. Each work reflects his elegant sensibility.
The Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr. Danish Art Collection (New York: MTM Publishing, 2005) by Elisabeth Fabritius and Sussen Ludvigsen along with Mette Thelle. Designed by Jerry Kelly, with Benedicte Hallowell as project coordinator and editorial oversight by Kathy Plotkin.
An American Experience: Adeline Moses Loeb and Her Early American Jewish Ancestors (New York: Sons of the American Revolution in the State of New York, 2009). Introduction by Eli Evans; Text contributors, Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr., Kathy Plotkin, Margaret Kempner and Judith Endelman with maps and family genealogical charts by David M. Kleiman. Dr. Jonathan Sarna said that “this book sets the standard for genealogical publishing in the 21st century.”
An American Experience: The Newport Jewish Community and Touro Synagogue 1658-Present. (New York: George Washington Institute for Religious Freedom, 2013) by Melvin I. Urofsky with an introduction by Eli Evans. This is Loeb’s first foray into the world of digital publishing. Holocaust Portfolio(New York: Midmarch Arts Press, 1999) by Jeanie E. Neyer, Introduction by Frederick S. Plotkin.
In Another Light: Danish Paintings of the Nineteenth Century (New York: Vendome Press, 2007) by Patricia G. Berman.
The Lehmans: From Rimpar to the New World (Berlin: Konigshausen & Neumann, 1996 and 1999), by Roland Flade
The Levy Family and Monticello 1834-1923, Saving Thomas Jefferson’s House (Charlottesville, VA: The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, 2001) by Melvin I. Urofsky. This work is part of the Monticello Monograph Series.
Liberty of Conscience and the Growth of Religious Diversity in Early America, 1636-1786 (Providence, RI: John Carter Brown Library, 1986) by Carla Gardina Pestana. Published to honor the 350th anniversary of the founding of Rhode Island.
Lots of Lehmans: The Family of Mayer Lehman of Lehman Brothers, Remembered by His Descendants. (New York:Center for Jewish History, 2007). Edited with an introduction and notes by Ken Libo, Foreword by William J. Bernhard and John L. Loeb Jr.; Afterword by June Rossbach Bingham Birge. The volume includes reminiscences on the Lehman family from 55 contributors.
Louis D. Brandeis, A Life (New York:Pantheon Books, a division of Random House, 2009) by Melvin I. Urofsky.
To Bigotry No Sanction: The Loeb Visitors Center (New York: George Washington Institute for Religious Freedom, 2008, 2nd edition revised 2010), by Kate Myslinski and David M. Kleiman with an introduction by Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr. Illustrated introduction to the education missions of the Loeb Visitors Center at Touro Synagogue in Newport, RI.