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The Eric Carle Museum Announces $2 Million Gift to the Endowment

(Amherst, MA—October 1, 2015)  On September 24, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book... read more

International Society of Appraisers to Hold 7-Day Survey Courses in Fine Art & Antiques in October

Chicago, IL (September 2015)—Antique dealers, art gallerists, estate sale professionals, and scholars considering adding... read more

Jean-Arnold Schoofs’ Collection of Comic Strip Masters at Sotheby’s Paris

Paris, September 2015—After the success of its comic strip sale in the spring*, Sotheby’s... read more

University Of Richmond Museums Opens “Jay Bolotin: The Book of Only Enoch”

Jay Bolotin: The Book of Only Enoch is on view in the Harnett Museum... read more

Ultimate Travel Company’s Luxury Antarctic Tour for 100th Anniversary of Shackleton Expedition

To mark the anniversary of Britain’s legendary explorer Ernest Shackleton, The Ultimate Travel Company... read more

Presentation First Edition of Hemingway’s “Green Hills of Africa” at AntiquarianAuctions #46

Ernest Hemingway Green Hills of Africa Published: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1935 Edition: First Edition... read more

Sotheby’s to Present the Collection of Robert S. Pirie

From 2-5 December 2015 Sotheby’s New York will present the single-owner sale of Property... read more

Highlights of Swann Galleries’ October Auction of Icons & Images

New York—On Thursday, October 15, Swann Galleries’ Photographs & Photobooks department will offer Icons... read more

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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.



-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