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2014 Bookseller Resource Guide
  • Digest

    Art Deco Bookends

    Bookends may be utilitarian to bibliophiles intent on avoiding cocked spines, but for one collector, bookends were themselves objects to pursue. Over a forty-year period, he focused on Art Deco bookends, and his collection of 180 pairs was considered the largest of its kind. This past spring, ninety were offered at Bonhams in London.

  • In the News

    Nelson-Atkins Alexander Gardner Exhibition

    Two series of extremely rare photographs documenting a last look at a rapidly disappearing frontier are on view at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City beginning July 25. …

  • Fine Books Blog

    Beckett & Caxton: Million-Dollar Men

    Two major auction sales provided a bit of serendipity yesterday, dovetailing with our current issue. Firstly, the summer issue revamps our million-dollar auctions feature, in which we recount

  • In the News

    Tennis Posters, WWI & II Propaganda, and more at Swann Galleries

    With Wimbledon and other legendary tennis tournaments on everyone’s mind this summer, Swann Galleries is pleased to offer the largest collection of posters for the sport ever to come to auction in their August 6 Vintage Posters sale. …

Vintage Posters Brought in $800,000+ at Swann Galleries

NEW YORK— Coming on the heels of tremendous media coverage, including write ups in The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, Luxury Travel... read more

Announcing Codex V Book Fair & Symposium, February 8-11, 2015

Berkeley, CA—Digital is dead, at least for one week this coming February. Over 200... read more

Boston Approves Nation’s First Literary Cultural District

(Boston, MA)— The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) Board voted unanimously today to approve the... read more

Bidsquare, the First Online Bidding Platform Created for Collectors by America’s Leading Auction Houses

NEW YORK, August 19, 2014—In an unprecedented move, six renowned auction houses have joined... read more

Exhibit of WWI Posters Opens at the Boston Athenaeum on Sept. 10

Boston, MA, August 19, 2014—“Over Here: World War I Posters from Around the World,”... read more

First Collected Edition of Andersen’s Fairy Tales Headlines Bloomsbury’s Summer Book Sale

Bloomsbury Auctions’ London two day Summer Book Sale will appeal to all collecting interests.... read more

Early Printed Books, Rufino Painting at National Book Auctions

ITHACA, NY—National Book Auctions, located in Ithaca, NY, announces the launch of their... read more

Facsimile Edition of Columbus’s “Book of Privileges” Is Published

The earliest manuscript reference to the New World is the centerpiece of a facsimile... read more

  • Feminist scholar Sandra Gilbert prescribes her own list of 100 Best Novels, this one not as "male-stream." t.co/cGx9L8mZgo
  • If you loved Rare Book Week, just wait for Rare Book Week West, coming to the SF Bay Area this February! t.co/67ph9f5SnB
  • Announcing Codex V Book Fair & Symposium, February 8-11, 2015 t.co/fVz1T7VM5t
  • Vintage Posters Brought in $800,000+ at Swann Galleries t.co/o4kpInETna
  • The Baltimore Summer Antiques Show (& rare book fair) opens tomorrow! t.co/DuEoHwYIdo
  • In honor of Lovecraft's bday, a piece on Lovecraft's Providence by @NMamatas t.co/E7eKZEQ6tf
  • Boston Approves Nation's First Literary Cultural District t.co/iXsnsnb1tO
  • The Hyde Collection receives an extensive coll. of 19th-c. French etchings, lithographs, engravings, woodcuts & books t.co/YSMqN4XaLb
  • From the FB&C blog - Original Painting of Poet's Tor House t.co/7KqrloRbd4 #auction #carmelcalifornia
  • Charles Dickens presentation ed. to George Eliot, offered for £275,000 @PHrarebooks t.co/4hB2wmy7I7 h/t @pbfaorg
Gently Mad Blog

Original Painting of Poet's Tor House

Tor House, the iconic Carmel, California, home built by poet Robinson Jeffers, is a... read more

eBay Auction for First Superman Comic Nears $2m

Action Comics #1, better known as the first ever Superman comic, is currently up... read more

"Chocolate Factory" Cover Art Debacle

It's not often that book jacket art makes headlines, but such is the case... read more

Happy Birthday Julia Child

English: American cook, author, and television personality (August 15, 1912 - August 13, 2004).... read more

Bright Young Librarians: Marie Elia

Our Bright Young Librarians series continues today with Marie Elia, Processing Archivist with The... read more

Guest Post: My Week At Bookseller Hogwarts

Guest Post: My Week At Bookseller Hogwarts by Megan Bell, First-YearIf bookselling is an... read more

Library Book with Lincoln Inscription Circulates for Decades

The Vespasian Warner Public Library in Clinton, Illinois confirmed last week what its librarians... read more

The Private Life of Books

I received a review copy of a startling book that pairs the poetry of... read more

Prison Noir with Joyce Carol Oates

From Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo to Piper Kerman's Orange is the... read more

News Stories

Vintage Posters Brought in $800,000+ at Swann Galleries

NEW YORK— Coming on the heels of tremendous media coverage, including write ups in The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, Luxury Travel... read more

Announcing Codex V Book Fair & Symposium, February 8-11, 2015

Berkeley, CA—Digital is dead, at least for one week this coming February. Over 200... read more

Boston Approves Nation’s First Literary Cultural District

(Boston, MA)— The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) Board voted unanimously today to approve the... read more

Bidsquare, the First Online Bidding Platform Created for Collectors by America’s Leading Auction Houses

NEW YORK, August 19, 2014—In an unprecedented move, six renowned auction houses have joined... read more

Exhibit of WWI Posters Opens at the Boston Athenaeum on Sept. 10

Boston, MA, August 19, 2014—“Over Here: World War I Posters from Around the World,”... read more

First Collected Edition of Andersen’s Fairy Tales Headlines Bloomsbury’s Summer Book Sale

Bloomsbury Auctions’ London two day Summer Book Sale will appeal to all collecting interests.... read more

Early Printed Books, Rufino Painting at National Book Auctions

ITHACA, NY—National Book Auctions, located in Ithaca, NY, announces the launch of their... read more

Facsimile Edition of Columbus’s “Book of Privileges” Is Published

The earliest manuscript reference to the New World is the centerpiece of a facsimile... read more