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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

Swann Galleries’ 15th Annual Auction of Modernist Posters on May 7

New York—This spring marks Swann’s 15th annual auction dedicated to Modernist Posters, which will take... read more

Music Mogul Seymour Stein’s Private Art Collection Goes on Sale

NEW YORK—Starting May 2, New York City-based auction house Guernsey’s in conjunction with Mid-Hudson... read more

LC Exhibition “The Bay Psalm Book and Early Moments in American Printing” Opens June 4

A new exhibition at the Library of Congress will tell the story of early... read more

Colin B. Bailey Named Director of the Morgan Library & Museum

New York, NY, April 16, 2015—The Board of Trustees of the Morgan Library &... read more

Frida Kahlo Love Letters Sell for $137,000 at Doyle NY

April 15, 2015 Auction Featured 25 Unpublished Love Letters Written by Frida Kahlo to... read more

World Record at Bonhams: Most Valuable Enigma Machine Sells for $269,000

New York—As part of the Fine Books & Manuscripts sale on April 13, Bonhams... read more

Snow White, Bugs Bunny Rarities Launch Animation Art to $1.7+ Million Record at Heritage Auctions

DALLAS—Animation art collectors weren’t joking around as they pushed Heritage Auctions’ spring offering of... read more

The Folio Society Announces a New Collector’s Edition of “Dune” by Frank Herbert

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dune, The Folio Society announces the publication of... read more

Gently Mad Blog

Talk on Famous Schoenberg Manuscripts, Tampa, April 19

The famous Schoenberg Collection of Pre-Modern Manuscripts, a 2011 bequest to the University of... read more

Book Smell for the 21st Century

Ask an antiquarian book collector what a room full of books smells like, and... read more

Bright Young Booksellers: Liam McGahern

Our Bright Young Booksellers series continues today with Liam McGahern of Patrick McGahern Books in... read more

A Coin Collector's Tales

Just in time for Tax Day, Harley J. Spiller, aka Inspector Collector, releases Keep... read more

Turing Manuscript Tips $1 Million

Last week we profiled a composition book written by Alan Turing during WWII while... read more

New York: A Post-Fairs Book Report

Over the past weekend, New York City hosted three antiquarian book fairs. I set... read more

New York Book Week's Latest Addition

New York's Rare Book Week just got better. Saturday April 11 marks the arrival... read more

Alan Turing's Wartime Composition Book Heads to Auction

Bonham's is offering British codebreaker Alan Turing's composition book at auction on April 13th.... read more

The $6.5-Million Gospel Book in NYC

During Rare Book Week in New York City, you can see many treasures on... read more

News Stories

Swann Galleries’ 15th Annual Auction of Modernist Posters on May 7

New York—This spring marks Swann’s 15th annual auction dedicated to Modernist Posters, which will take... read more

Music Mogul Seymour Stein’s Private Art Collection Goes on Sale

NEW YORK—Starting May 2, New York City-based auction house Guernsey’s in conjunction with Mid-Hudson... read more

LC Exhibition “The Bay Psalm Book and Early Moments in American Printing” Opens June 4

A new exhibition at the Library of Congress will tell the story of early... read more

Colin B. Bailey Named Director of the Morgan Library & Museum

New York, NY, April 16, 2015—The Board of Trustees of the Morgan Library &... read more

Frida Kahlo Love Letters Sell for $137,000 at Doyle NY

April 15, 2015 Auction Featured 25 Unpublished Love Letters Written by Frida Kahlo to... read more

World Record at Bonhams: Most Valuable Enigma Machine Sells for $269,000

New York—As part of the Fine Books & Manuscripts sale on April 13, Bonhams... read more

Snow White, Bugs Bunny Rarities Launch Animation Art to $1.7+ Million Record at Heritage Auctions

DALLAS—Animation art collectors weren’t joking around as they pushed Heritage Auctions’ spring offering of... read more

The Folio Society Announces a New Collector’s Edition of “Dune” by Frank Herbert

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dune, The Folio Society announces the publication of... read more