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CA Book Fair

February 8-11th

Codex

February 8th

PBA Galleries

February 9th

Bonhams

February 12th

Swann

February 26th

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

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Rare Shakespeare First Folio to Tour All 50 States, DC, and Puerto Rico in 2016

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17th ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography

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Art & Books from Fabled 1892 Borghese Palace Auction at Myers March 8

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Oxford Literary Festival 2015 Schedule

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“Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” Signed by T.S. Eliot for Sale at Bonhams

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2014 Bookseller Resource Guide
November/December 2008
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2008 Holiday Gift Guide

Compiled by Rebecca Rego Barry A baker’s dozen gift ideas for the collector who has everything.

Under Full Sail

By Joan Druett An American family turns seafaring into a publishing dynasty.

Morocco Bound

By Michael Greer An American teacher becomes an apprentice book binder.

Success and the University Press

Excerpt by Nicholas Basbanes A World of Letters details the history of the Yale University Press from 1908–2008.

DEPARTMENTS

Digest

-The future of the book catalog
-Bauman takes on Las Vegas
-The College Book Art Association
-Thoughts on Lee Israel

Book Reviews

A pair of DVDs offers the rare chance to watch a master book binder at work. Plus: Books received at the FB&C offices.

On The Market

Collecting maritime books.

Dear Reader

Quotes & Comments

Catalogs Received

Calendar: Auctions & Fairs

ad index

Columns

Gently Mad

By Nicholas Basbanes Tales from the UCLA library.

Fine MAPS

By Derek Hayes Buying stolen maps.

Book Arts

By Richard Goodman Art Colony Editions.

Beyond the Basics

By Joel Silver Treasures in the attic.

How I Got Started

Stephen M. Matyas, Jr., collector of early reprints of the Declaration of Independence.

Auction Report

By Ian McKay Previews of noteworthy items at upcoming auctions, results of interesting items at auctions past, and a calendar of events