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University of Delaware Library Exhibition Commemorates the Centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising

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Over 1,000 Lots Of Exceptional Works On Canvas And Paper, Maps & Ephemera at Morphy Auctions' Early December Sale

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Unpublished Charlotte Bronte Manuscripts Sold to Bronte Museum by California Rare Bookseller

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Movie Posters Found Under Linoleum Floor bring $219,000 at Heritage Auctions

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Crystal Bridges Museum Announces 2016 Exhibitions Featuring Invention, Photography

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Waverly’s Dec. 3 Auction Unveils First Editions, Rare NASA Photos

FALLS CHURCH, Va.—First-edition copies of books by Lewis Carroll and F. Scott Fitzgerald; rare... read more

Fourth Annual Brooklyn Holiday Book Fair, Dec. 5

For the fourth holiday season, the independent bookshops and antiquarian booksellers of Brooklyn will... read more

Western Manuscripts Return to Ely House

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2015 Bookseller Resource Guide
November/December 2008
Buy it Now!

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.



-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

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Gently Mad

By Nicholas Basbanes Tales from the UCLA library.


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