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2014 Bookseller Resource Guide
  • Fine Books Store

    Spring Issue
    Now Available!

    We go behind the scenes at the Antiques Roadshow and on a trip to literary Istanbul. Also: The debut of photography at the Morgan Library, Buzz Spector’s book art, Native American maps, The Morbid Anatomy Library, auction reports, and more. Plus, our guide to Rare Book Week in New York City, April 1-8. …

  • Feature

    Rare Book Week:


    Book Fairs

    Antiquarian book dealers, collectors, and the intellectually curious will gather in New York City for Rare Book Week, April 1-8. Here's a short guide to the book fairs. …

  • Fine Books Blog

    Watching Anderson, Collecting Zweig

    The new film directed by Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel, is now playing in select theatres around the country. The unique aesthetic and sensibility of the film, set in a 1930s fictional European country, was heavily influenced by the work

  • In the News

    The British Library Saves Two Rare Manuscripts From Export

    The British Library has acquired two rare manuscripts, preventing them from leaving the UK. The Catholicon Anglicum, a 15th-century English-Latin dictionary, and a printed traictise owned and annotated

April 1st

Christie’s

April 1st

Sotheby’s

April 2-3rd

Heritage

April 3rd

Swann

April 3-6th

NY Book Fair

April 6th

PADA Autographs Show

April 7th

Bonhams

April 9th

Doyle

Find More Events in the FB&C Calendar

The Morgan Register, Created by Richard Minsky

New York, NY, April 24, 2014— The Morgan Library & Museum has received, as... read more

Jean-Michel Basquiat Headlines Contemporary Art Auction at Swann Galleries

New York—On Tuesday, May 13, Swann Galleries will hold their spring auction of Contemporary Art, which features drawings,... read more

17th-Century Medical Recipe Book Sells for $6,600 at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions

A fine medical recipe book dating from 1680 sold for £3,968 in Dreweatts and... read more

Vintage Book & Ephemera Fair Returns To Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, PA—JUNE 13 & 14, 2014—Flamingo Eventz, LLC is pleased to announce the return... read more

Rare, Antique and Decorative Books at National Book Auctions, April 27

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

The 36th Ann Arbor Antiquarian Book Fair Highlights Children’s Illustrated Books

On Sunday, May 18th, the Ann Arbor Antiquarian Bookdealers Association and the William L.... read more

Getty Research Institute Acquires a Rare 16th Century “Book of Friends”

LOS ANGELES—The Getty Research Institute announced today the acquisition of a rare book that,... read more

Rachmaninov Autograph Manuscript Expected to Reach $1.5-2.5 Million at Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s is delighted to announce the London sale of the only surviving autograph manuscript... read more

  • RT @SwannGalleries: Collectors on Collecting: Sam Speigel on Collecting Edward Gorey t.co/e1Fm24xyii
  • Awesome! Mad Men Creator Matthew Weiner has a rubber stamp that reads, “From the Library of Matthew Weiner,” t.co/2YfcS0j9uT
  • The Morgan Register, Created by Richard Minsky t.co/XpUVTo8cmg
  • Jean-Michel Basquiat Headlines Contemporary Art Auction at Swann Galleries t.co/fQtDddAERE
  • RT @PublishersWkly: Woman opens used bookstore using late father's collection | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review t.co/WlsdANpJKr
  • Is anyone putting together a World Book Night book collection? t.co/FKS09zaslQ
  • From the FB&C blog - World Book Night 2014 t.co/eeMj2DIPIs
  • "The world of rare books and manuscripts is full of intrigues, betrayals, and frauds..." t.co/I1IAonfzXG
  • RT @BromerBooks: A new statue of Edgar Allan Poe titled "Poe Returning to Boston" will be unveiled on Oct 5th. See below for details: http:…
  • Milwaukee Public Library may sell famous 'Bookworm' painting by Carl Spitzweg via @Biblio_com @bookpatrol t.co/YillKm5WsJ
Gently Mad Blog

World Book Night 2014

Two years ago, I blogged about the start of World Book Night, now an... read more

Happy Birthday William Shakespeare

  Lord Polonius: What do you read, my lord? Hamlet: Words, words, words.            ... read more

Welsh Town to Celebrate Dylan Thomas with Immersive Theater Performance

Celebrations are underway all over the world this year for the centenary of Dylan... read more

Shakespeare's Dictionary Found?!

Two New York rare booksellers claim to have purchased--on Ebay, no less--an annotated dictionary... read more

O'Hara Gets His Due

Appointment in Samarra (Photo credit: Wikipedia)For all the remembered writers of the 20th century, John O'Hara may... read more

Bright Young Librarians: Sarah Burke Cahalan

Our Bright Young Librarians series continues today with Sarah Burke Cahalan, Special Projects and... read more

Nick Basbanes' Library of Inscribed First Editions for Sale

At last, a way to gauge one's level of bibliomania: What would you give... read more

Swann Galleries to Hold First Vernacular Photography Auction

On Thursday, April 17th, Swann Galleries will hold the first ever vernacular photography auction... read more

The Grapes of Wrath at 75

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the publication of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of... read more

News Stories

The Morgan Register, Created by Richard Minsky

New York, NY, April 24, 2014— The Morgan Library & Museum has received, as... read more

Jean-Michel Basquiat Headlines Contemporary Art Auction at Swann Galleries

New York—On Tuesday, May 13, Swann Galleries will hold their spring auction of Contemporary Art, which features drawings,... read more

17th-Century Medical Recipe Book Sells for $6,600 at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions

A fine medical recipe book dating from 1680 sold for £3,968 in Dreweatts and... read more

Vintage Book & Ephemera Fair Returns To Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, PA—JUNE 13 & 14, 2014—Flamingo Eventz, LLC is pleased to announce the return... read more

Rare, Antique and Decorative Books at National Book Auctions, April 27

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

The 36th Ann Arbor Antiquarian Book Fair Highlights Children’s Illustrated Books

On Sunday, May 18th, the Ann Arbor Antiquarian Bookdealers Association and the William L.... read more

Getty Research Institute Acquires a Rare 16th Century “Book of Friends”

LOS ANGELES—The Getty Research Institute announced today the acquisition of a rare book that,... read more

Rachmaninov Autograph Manuscript Expected to Reach $1.5-2.5 Million at Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s is delighted to announce the London sale of the only surviving autograph manuscript... read more