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2015 Bookseller Resource Guide
  • Fine Books Store

    Winter Issue Now Available!

    Eric Carle talks to us about one of his most famous books. Then we tour through five national park libraries, with a stopover at Berkeley’s iconic bookshop, Moe’s Books. Plus: our interview with artist Ai Weiwei, a look at the Getty’s new Three Faiths exhibit from the curators’ point of view, and our 2019 collector’s resource guide.

  • In the Library

    A Quest for Illumination

    The Hebrew manuscript at the heart of the Getty’s Three Faiths exhibition

  • In the News

    “Attic Find” of Poe’s Tales Auctioned for $315,000

    An attic discovery of the rare 1845 first edition of Tales in paper wrappers surpassed all expectations to sell for $315,000 at Skinner in Boston. Based on the context of the discovery of this copy, the original owner presumably bought this and other similar contemporaneous books to be read for amusement in the 1840s.

  • Fine Books Blog

    Postcard from the Boston Antiquarian Book Fairs

    Carl Sandburg’s typewriter, Sylvia Plath’s own proof of The Bell Jar, and Edward Abbey’s National Park Service shirt were among the highlights we noted while browsing the Boston Antiquarian Book Fair and the Boston Book Print & Ephemera Show last month.

The Morgan Presents Tolkien's Adventurous Tales and Original Illustrations

New York — This winter, the Morgan Library & Museum offers a once-in-a-generation opportunity... read more

Al Hirschfeld's Marx Brothers Drawing Tops Illustration Art Auction

New York­-Swann Galleries’ auction of Illustration Art on December 6 saw a bustling auction... read more

The Roger Casson Library of Polar Exploration, Travel & Local History Heads to Auction

An important private library of polar exploration, travel and local history books, including many... read more

Original Star Wars Designs Achieve Top Lot at Bonhams

London--A sketchbook showing the original hand-drawn costume designs for key characters in Star Wars... read more

The Getty Museum Presents "Artful Words: Calligraphy in Illuminated Manuscripts"

Los Angeles - The written word was a major art form in the premodern... read more

Olmsted's 1859 Letter Describing his Vision for Central Park to be Auctioned

Los Angeles - A handwritten letter from renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted to... read more

Works by Tolkien, Drawings, and Photography on View This Winter at the Morgan

New York — The 2019 winter season at the Morgan Library & Museum continues... read more

Sotheby's Geek Week Auctions Total $7.4 Million in NY

New York - Sotheby’s Geek Week auctions concluded Friday in New York with a... read more

Gently Mad Blog

Grolier Club Reopens Renovated Exhibition Hall with French Book Arts Exhibit

Today, the country's oldest and largest bibliophilic society, the New York-based Grolier Club, will... read more

Rare Books from Eton College Library to go on Exhibit in London

From January 7-18, Londoners will have the chance to see a selection of books... read more

Bright Young Librarians: Erika Jenns

Our Bright Young Librarians series continues today with Erika Jenns, Engagement Consultant for the... read more

The Year of the Caterpillar

With a nod to our current issue's cover picturing author/illustrator Eric Carle and celebrating... read more

Rare Books &c. at Auction This Week

Before we get to the very busy calendar of sales coming up this week,... read more

If in Boston: Ticknor Society's Annual Show & Tell Next Tuesday

A gentle reminder to all Ticknor Society members: next Tuesday, December 11 will be... read more

The British Library's Cool Cats

The British Library recently opened an exhibition with super meow-power: Cats on the Page,... read more

Bright Young Booksellers: Mark Wiltshire

Our Bright Young Booksellers series continues today with Mark Wiltshire, Associate Specialist in the... read more

The Vinland Map Saga: An Interview with Author John Paul Floyd

Much like the Voynich Manuscript, the purportedly fifteenth-century Vinland Map continues to be a... read more

News Stories

The Morgan Presents Tolkien's Adventurous Tales and Original Illustrations

New York — This winter, the Morgan Library & Museum offers a once-in-a-generation opportunity... read more

Al Hirschfeld's Marx Brothers Drawing Tops Illustration Art Auction

New York­-Swann Galleries’ auction of Illustration Art on December 6 saw a bustling auction... read more

The Roger Casson Library of Polar Exploration, Travel & Local History Heads to Auction

An important private library of polar exploration, travel and local history books, including many... read more

Original Star Wars Designs Achieve Top Lot at Bonhams

London--A sketchbook showing the original hand-drawn costume designs for key characters in Star Wars... read more

The Getty Museum Presents "Artful Words: Calligraphy in Illuminated Manuscripts"

Los Angeles - The written word was a major art form in the premodern... read more

Olmsted's 1859 Letter Describing his Vision for Central Park to be Auctioned

Los Angeles - A handwritten letter from renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted to... read more

Works by Tolkien, Drawings, and Photography on View This Winter at the Morgan

New York — The 2019 winter season at the Morgan Library & Museum continues... read more

Sotheby's Geek Week Auctions Total $7.4 Million in NY

New York - Sotheby’s Geek Week auctions concluded Friday in New York with a... read more