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2015 Bookseller Resource Guide
  • Fine Books Store

    Summer Issue Now Available!

    Dive into our feature on FSA photographer Marion Post Wolcott. Plus: Literary ephemera and realia at auction; Larry McMurtry’s H.G. Wells collection; the book art of Carolee Campbell; vintage travel posters; and Biblio 360, our annual guide to bookish events, exhibits, clubs, classes, book fairs, and more.

  • Digest

    Vintage Travel Posters Take Flight

    “A lot of modern art was created to be hated,” said Nicholas Lowry, president and principal auctioneer for Swann Galleries. “Travel posters were made to be loved—to catch your eye as you walk by.” …

  • In the News

    Inscribed Great Gatsby Sells for $191,000

    A copy of The Great Gatsby inscribed by its author to Harold Goldman was the top selling lot at Bonhams’ Voices of the 20th Century sale on June 16.

  • Fine Books Blog

    The Art of Fred Marcellino on Exhibit

    The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts, opened an exhibit of the work of Fred Marcellino, a popular book jacket designer turned children's book author and illustrator. In special focus is the original art for Puss in Boots (1990), Marcellino's first attempt

Art Nouveau, Travel Scenes, and War Posters at Swann Galleries’ Vintage Poster Auction August 5

New York—Summer is in full swing and bright images are out in force for... read more

The Morgan Presents the First-Ever Hemingway Exhibit

New York, NY, July 6, 2015—In July 1918, Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) was serving as... read more

Rare Rabbinical Manuscripts Command Sky-High Prices in Kestenbaum & Co.’s June 25 Auction

Buyers from around the globe bid furiously for the chance to acquire rare Hebrew... read more

Caricatures Sell for World Record Prices Totaling $500,000 at Bloomsbury Auctions

LONDON, Maddox Street—Napoleonic and Georgian satire was in high demand and making top prices... read more

Remarkable Roger Casement Letter for Sale in Auction #44 at AntiquarianAuctions.com

A most remarkable item of historical importance is coming up on auction, particularly because... read more

2015 Letters About Literature Reading/Writing Program Winners Announced

Letters About Literature, a Library of Congress national reading and writing program that asks... read more

Pre-Civil War Baseball Card, Passed Down in One Family for 155 Years, is Ready for Auction

DALLAS—A c. 1860 Brooklyn Atlantics Baseball Card, passed down in the family of player... read more

The Morgan Honors Hermann Zapf With an Exhibit

New York, NY, June 25, 2015—In memory of the great type designer, typographer,... read more

Gently Mad Blog

The Last King of Portugal was a Book Collector

Today in London the antiquarian bookselling firm Maggs Bros. will celebrate the publication of... read more

Illuminated Medical Manuscript at Auction

A star lot at Bloomsbury Auctions' sale in London this week is the McKell... read more

Alice Goes To The Morgan

John Tenniel (1820-1914), "Nothing but a pack of cards! "1885, Hand-colored proof. Gift... read more

Rare Kafka Manuscripts Awarded to National Library of Israel

An Israeli court has awarded a unique collection of Franz Kafka manuscripts to the... read more

Two Bay Psalm Books on Exhibit at the Library of Congress

Sightseers in Washington, D.C., have endless opportunities to be awestruck. This summer, the Library... read more

The Colonel's WWI Poster Collection

On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, Guernsey's will auction the World War I... read more

Bibliotherapy - The Healing Power of Books

Talk therapy is nothing new, but how about bibliotherapy? I'm not talking about self-help... read more

Scholars Discover Alternate Ending to Schnitzler's Dream Story

Scholars at Cambridge University have uncovered an alternate ending to Austrian dramatist and novelist... read more

Beach Read for Bibliophiles and Brontë Fans

Deborah Lutz's The Brontë Cabinet: Three Lives in Nine Objects (W.W. Norton, $27.95) landed... read more

News Stories

Art Nouveau, Travel Scenes, and War Posters at Swann Galleries’ Vintage Poster Auction August 5

New York—Summer is in full swing and bright images are out in force for... read more

The Morgan Presents the First-Ever Hemingway Exhibit

New York, NY, July 6, 2015—In July 1918, Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) was serving as... read more

Rare Rabbinical Manuscripts Command Sky-High Prices in Kestenbaum & Co.’s June 25 Auction

Buyers from around the globe bid furiously for the chance to acquire rare Hebrew... read more

Caricatures Sell for World Record Prices Totaling $500,000 at Bloomsbury Auctions

LONDON, Maddox Street—Napoleonic and Georgian satire was in high demand and making top prices... read more

Remarkable Roger Casement Letter for Sale in Auction #44 at AntiquarianAuctions.com

A most remarkable item of historical importance is coming up on auction, particularly because... read more

2015 Letters About Literature Reading/Writing Program Winners Announced

Letters About Literature, a Library of Congress national reading and writing program that asks... read more

Pre-Civil War Baseball Card, Passed Down in One Family for 155 Years, is Ready for Auction

DALLAS—A c. 1860 Brooklyn Atlantics Baseball Card, passed down in the family of player... read more

The Morgan Honors Hermann Zapf With an Exhibit

New York, NY, June 25, 2015—In memory of the great type designer, typographer,... read more