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2015 Bookseller Resource Guide
  • Feature

    NYC Rare Book Week

    Join us for Rare Book Week in New York City. From April 7 to April 15, dozens of antiquarian book fairs, auctions, and exhibitions are open and available to collectors and bibliophiles. There’s so much to see and do—here’s a short guide to help you navigate.

  • Fine Books Blog

    Missing Ruskin Photographs Discovered

    The largest collection of daguerreotypes of Venice in the world—and probably the earliest surviving photographs of the Alps—have been officially confirmed as taken by John Ruskin, the famous 19th-century art critic, writer, and artist. …

  • In the News

    Gutenberg Bible Leaf Headlines Swann Galleries’ April 9 Auction

    Swann Galleries is pleased to offer a diverse selection of Early Printed, Medical & Scientific Books at auction on Thursday, April 9. A rich assortment of early printed books includes a single leaf from a paper copy of the 42-line Bible, aka the Gutenberg Bible, with the text of 2 Kings 21:3-23:3,

  • Fine Books Blog

    “Pilgrimes” Purchased for $85,000

    At $85,267 (£57,000), this finely bound set of Samuel Purchas’s Pilgrimes (1625-26) was the top lot at the third sale of the Brooke-Hitching library at Sotheby’s London last week. Over forty years this collector had amassed a stunning collection of rare

Audubon Engravings Led the First Lauren Bacall Sale at Bonhams

New York—It was a white glove sale for Day 1 of the Lauren Bacall... read more

Doyle NY to Auction Rare Books, Autographs & Maps on April 15

On Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 10am, Doyle New York will hold an auction... read more

Rare Edition of Early Illustrated Exposition of Magic at the 2015 Oxford Book Fair

A handsome and complete copy of one of the earliest English publications to explain... read more

200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo at the 2015 Oxford Book Fair

A single manuscript page written and signed by John Shipp, the first veterinary surgeon... read more

Library of Congress Acquires Rare Civil War Stereographs

The Library of Congress has acquired 540 rare and historic Civil War stereographs from... read more

New Orleans Auction Galleries Achieves Over $2.4 Million in Inaugural Sale at New Location

NEW ORLEANS (March 27, 2015)—On March 20-22, New Orleans Auction Galleries realized over $2.4... read more

Astonishing Grateful Dead Memorabilia To Be Auctioned

UNION, ILL. (MAR. 2015)—A once-in-a-lifetime auction is bringing a most extraordinary private collection of... read more

Shay’s Rebellion Letter, Texas Revolution Diary Among Highlights of Swann Galleries’ April 14 Auction

New York—On Tuesday, April 14 Swann Galleries will hold an auction devoted to Printed... read more

Gently Mad Blog

From the Private Library of Queen Elizabeth I...

Coming up at Swann Galleries' April 9 auction of rare books is volume 1... read more

Penguin's Little Black Classics

To commemorate their 80th birthday in February, Penguin UK released 80 titles as "Little... read more

Charles Dickens Desk Purchased for Public Display

The desk of Charles Dickens--where he wrote Great Expectations, Our Mutual Friend, and The... read more

Lincoln and the Jews: An Exhibit

The four-year Civil War sesquicentennial is drawing down, but there are still many wonderful... read more

First Edition of First Geological Map Recovered

A first edition of William Smith's 1815 Geological Map of England and Wales -... read more

100 Great American Book Covers

On April 22, the John Hay Library at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island,... read more

Bodleian Makeover

On March 21 Oxford University opened the doors of the Weston Library, fresh from... read more

"Pilgrimes" Purchased for $85,000

At $85,267 (£57,000), this finely bound set of Samuel Purchas's Pilgrimes (1625-26) was the... read more

Finding a Balance Between City and Country, Lowell, MA Stonemasons Celebrate Robert Frost with "Mending Wall" Day

photo credit: PRNewswireSomething there is that doesn't love a wall, That sends the frozen-ground-swell... read more

News Stories

Audubon Engravings Led the First Lauren Bacall Sale at Bonhams

New York—It was a white glove sale for Day 1 of the Lauren Bacall... read more

Doyle NY to Auction Rare Books, Autographs & Maps on April 15

On Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 10am, Doyle New York will hold an auction... read more

Rare Edition of Early Illustrated Exposition of Magic at the 2015 Oxford Book Fair

A handsome and complete copy of one of the earliest English publications to explain... read more

200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo at the 2015 Oxford Book Fair

A single manuscript page written and signed by John Shipp, the first veterinary surgeon... read more

Library of Congress Acquires Rare Civil War Stereographs

The Library of Congress has acquired 540 rare and historic Civil War stereographs from... read more

New Orleans Auction Galleries Achieves Over $2.4 Million in Inaugural Sale at New Location

NEW ORLEANS (March 27, 2015)—On March 20-22, New Orleans Auction Galleries realized over $2.4... read more

Astonishing Grateful Dead Memorabilia To Be Auctioned

UNION, ILL. (MAR. 2015)—A once-in-a-lifetime auction is bringing a most extraordinary private collection of... read more

Shay’s Rebellion Letter, Texas Revolution Diary Among Highlights of Swann Galleries’ April 14 Auction

New York—On Tuesday, April 14 Swann Galleries will hold an auction devoted to Printed... read more