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2014 Bookseller Resource Guide
  • Fine Books Store

    Summer Issue Now Available!

    We bring back our popular feature: What You Get for $1 Million (and More). Also: An excerpt from the new book, The Map Thief, Donald Glaister’s designer bindings, a look inside the new Huntington Library exhibit space, and a profile of miniature books collector Patricia Pistner. Plus, the Biblio 360 annual events guide.

  • Digest

    Penguin, A-Z

    Penguin’s Drop Caps is a series that combines literature and art in a beautiful—and intrinsically collectible—set of books. Once complete this summer, twenty-six classic works of literature will have been republished in the Drop Caps, each hardcover featuring a specifically

  • Fine Books Blog

    Real-Life Inspiration for Mary Poppins Revealed in Unpublished P. L. Travers Story

    Australian-British novelist P. L. Travers wrote about her great-aunt Ellie who inspired the beloved children’s character Mary Poppins in an unpublished story

  • In the News

    Tombstone Bank Signature Book Brings $68,750 at Heritage Auctions

    A one-of-a-kind signature book from Arizona’s Pima County Bank, containing names of Wild West celebrities such as Wyatt and Virgil Earp and hundreds of Tombstone citizens during the era of the O.K. Corral gunfight, sold for $68,750 in Heritage Auctions’ Legends

Jerre Stead Named Chairman of the American Writers Museum Foundation

(CHICAGO, IL—July 22, 2014) Technology industry veteran, business leader and philanthropist Jerre L.... read more

Nelson-Atkins Alexander Gardner Exhibition Documents Vanishing Frontier

Kansas City, MO. July 22, 2014—Two series of extremely rare photographs documenting a last... read more

The Morgan’s Fall and Winter 2014-15 Exhibit Schedule

New York, NY, July 21, 2014—According to a June 2014 review in The... read more

First Edition Hemingway & Warhol Drawing Among Items in Philip Weiss Auction on Proxibid

Omaha, Neb.—July 21, 2014—Proxibid (www.proxibid.com), the most trusted online Marketplace for buying and selling... read more

The Morgan Receives Important Gift from the Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

New York, NY, July 2014—The Morgan Library & Museum announced today that it... read more

VA Governor McAuliffe Announces VMFA Collaboration With Palace Museum in Beijing

Today Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is... read more

Arnold Friberg’s Original Eight Faces of Moses from The Ten Commandments Go to Auction

BOSTON, MA. — July 16, 2014—RR Auction is proud to present the Eight Faces... read more

University of Dayton to Display Stuart Rose’s Rare Books & Manuscripts This Fall

DAYTON, Ohio—Some of the rarest books in the world will be on display at... read more

Gently Mad Blog

Controversies at the National Library of India

Is the National Library of India destroying rare books after they have been digitized?... read more

History Professor Guides Readers & Collectors

The Country Bookshop in Southern Pines, North Carolina, not far from the world famous... read more

Literary Saratoga Springs

Saratoga Springs, NY. All spas and horse-racing, right? Not so. Certainly there is racing... read more

Lord Snowdon Donates 130 Portraits to the National Portrait Gallery

Lord Snowdon, one of Britain's most celebrated photographers, donated 130 portraits of writers, artists,... read more

Beckett & Caxton: Million-Dollar Men

Two major auction sales provided a bit of serendipity yesterday, dovetailing with our current... read more

David Mitchell Publishes Twitter Story

Yesterday the novelist David Mitchell, author of "The Cloud Atlas," began publishing a new... read more

Rare Sendak Watercolor at Auction

A rare painting by children's author/illustrator Maurice Sendak goes to auction this week at... read more

16th- and 17th-Century Selfies

"Selfies" aren't so new after all. Self-portraits from early printed books, in the form... read more

What Jane Austen Looked Like

She's one of the world's most beloved novelists, but we still don't really know... read more

News Stories

Jerre Stead Named Chairman of the American Writers Museum Foundation

(CHICAGO, IL—July 22, 2014) Technology industry veteran, business leader and philanthropist Jerre L.... read more

Nelson-Atkins Alexander Gardner Exhibition Documents Vanishing Frontier

Kansas City, MO. July 22, 2014—Two series of extremely rare photographs documenting a last... read more

The Morgan’s Fall and Winter 2014-15 Exhibit Schedule

New York, NY, July 21, 2014—According to a June 2014 review in The... read more

First Edition Hemingway & Warhol Drawing Among Items in Philip Weiss Auction on Proxibid

Omaha, Neb.—July 21, 2014—Proxibid (www.proxibid.com), the most trusted online Marketplace for buying and selling... read more

The Morgan Receives Important Gift from the Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

New York, NY, July 2014—The Morgan Library & Museum announced today that it... read more

VA Governor McAuliffe Announces VMFA Collaboration With Palace Museum in Beijing

Today Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) is... read more

Arnold Friberg’s Original Eight Faces of Moses from The Ten Commandments Go to Auction

BOSTON, MA. — July 16, 2014—RR Auction is proud to present the Eight Faces... read more

University of Dayton to Display Stuart Rose’s Rare Books & Manuscripts This Fall

DAYTON, Ohio—Some of the rarest books in the world will be on display at... read more