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2014 Bookseller Resource Guide
  • Fine Books Store

    Autumn 2014 now available at the store!

    Experience National Geographic’s Women of Vision exhibition. Also: An investigation into three private libraries of spy books, the annual book lover’s holiday gift guide, Richard Minsky on the Center for Book Arts’ 40th anniversary, artist Spencer Finch’s new installation at the Morgan Library, and more!

  • Special Report

    The Persistence
    of Poe

    Even though 2009 was Edgar Allan Poe’s much-feted bicentennial year, it is 2014 that is turning out to be the gothic American author’s year in the rare book world, having had not one, but two, significant public exhibitions of books, manuscripts, letters, and ephemera

  • In the News

    The Codex Chimalpahin Returns to Mexico

    A seventeenth-century manuscript on the history of the Aztec nation returns to Mexico, where it went on public display at the Museo Nacional de Antropología last month. The three volumes of hand-written, indigenous accounts vividly document the history of Aztec Mexico in Pre-Hispanic and 16th-century New Spain. It was returned

  • Fine Books Blog

    Fresh Kerouac Letters to Auction

    After leaving Lowell, Massachusetts, Jack Kerouac maintained a friendly and candid correspondence with his childhood friend George Apostolos. Seventeen of those letters, along with two postcards, and seven writing fragments were discovered

Unseen John Ruskin Letters on Effie Gray Scandal For Sale at Bonhams

A collection of seventy-five signed letters sent by John Ruskin, the preeminent English art... read more

Sesquicentennial Exhibition Brings to Life “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”

AUSTIN, Texas—The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University... read more

Earliest Book Printed in the Americas Featured in Swann Galleries’ Auction of Latin Americana on Nov. 6

New York—On Thursday, November 6, Swann Galleries will auction The Latin Americana Library of Dr. W. Michael Mathes-an extensive collection... read more

Bonhams Breaks World Record for Most Expensive Apple Computer

New York—The History of Science auction at Bonhams New York ended with the sale... read more

Archive From Groundbreaking BBC Program to be Sold at Bonhams

An archive of material which belonged to TV producer Hugh Burnett about the famous... read more

At Auction: Books Owned & Annotated by D.H. Lawrence’s Jilted Lover

London—A collection of annotated D.H. Lawrence biographies owned by his lover and fiancĂ© Louie... read more

Antiques Roadshow $1-Million Baseball Archive in Season Premiere

October 20, 2015, Boston, MA—On January 5, 2015, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, PBS's most-watched series, kicks... read more

Online Growth at Freeman’s Spurs New Website & eBay Relationship

Philadelphia, PA—October 20, 2014—Recognizing the increasing globalization of the art and antiques market, Freeman's... read more

Gently Mad Blog

Sylvia Plath's Unabridged Journals & Enduring Influence

A fit of despair over her troubled marriage to fellow poet Ted Hughes led... read more

Audubon in England: An Interview with Christine Jackson

Today on the blog we feature an interview with author Christine Jackson about her... read more

Thoreau Institute Obtains Major Collection of Rare Books & Manuscripts

The Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods, a research facility that holds the most comprehensive... read more

Bright Young Collectors: Robert Thake

Today marks the start of a new occasional series on the FB&C blog called... read more

Jane Austen, Cover to Cover

To be an Austen completist would be quite a diabolical endeavor! I spent the... read more

Dylan Thomas at 100

Welsh poet Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) is being fĂŞted in his homeland and abroad on the eve... read more

Pennsylvania Library Discovers Time Capsule from 1901

The Carnegie Free Library staff in Connellsville, Pennsylvania made a startling discovery when they removed... read more

The Power of Picture Books

Chris Loker, a San Francisco bookseller specializing in antiquarian children's books from 1750-1950, has... read more

Magna Carta Anniversary Celebrated with MOOC

Next year commemorates the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta and... read more

News Stories

Unseen John Ruskin Letters on Effie Gray Scandal For Sale at Bonhams

A collection of seventy-five signed letters sent by John Ruskin, the preeminent English art... read more

Sesquicentennial Exhibition Brings to Life “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”

AUSTIN, Texas—The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University... read more

Earliest Book Printed in the Americas Featured in Swann Galleries’ Auction of Latin Americana on Nov. 6

New York—On Thursday, November 6, Swann Galleries will auction The Latin Americana Library of Dr. W. Michael Mathes-an extensive collection... read more

Bonhams Breaks World Record for Most Expensive Apple Computer

New York—The History of Science auction at Bonhams New York ended with the sale... read more

Archive From Groundbreaking BBC Program to be Sold at Bonhams

An archive of material which belonged to TV producer Hugh Burnett about the famous... read more

At Auction: Books Owned & Annotated by D.H. Lawrence’s Jilted Lover

London—A collection of annotated D.H. Lawrence biographies owned by his lover and fiancĂ© Louie... read more

Antiques Roadshow $1-Million Baseball Archive in Season Premiere

October 20, 2015, Boston, MA—On January 5, 2015, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, PBS's most-watched series, kicks... read more

Online Growth at Freeman’s Spurs New Website & eBay Relationship

Philadelphia, PA—October 20, 2014—Recognizing the increasing globalization of the art and antiques market, Freeman's... read more