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2015 Bookseller Resource Guide
  • Fine Books Store

    Summer Issue Now Available

    Our travel issue: Join a walking tour of London’s “Lost Libraries,” preview Chicago’s brand new American Writers Museum, and peek inside Winterthur’s mysterious Memorial Library in Delaware. Plus: Nick Basbanes salutes the Library of America; Ian McKay’s auction reports; and our annual Biblio360 guide.

  • Fine Maps

    Panorama of War

    Carrying little more than a pocket notebook and pencil, John Bachelder spent three months slogging across the war-ravaged Gettysburg battlefield. Arriving less than a week after the battle, Bachelder was determined to sketch “every acre of ground—the fences, houses, trees, the undulations—all the ruination so accurately …

  • Fine Books Blog

    Sangorski & Sutcliffe Jewelled Binding Goes to Auction

    At the turn of the twentieth century, Francis Sangorski and George Sutcliffe wowed their fellow craftsmen with elaborate and innovative leather binding designs.

  • In the News

    Important Maps of the Americas & More

    On June 7, Swann Galleries will hold an auction of Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books, with highlights from the colonization of the Americas, as well as botanical prints and original watercolors. The sale promises a trove of rare early maps of the United States, including a 1750 map of Pennsylvania by Lewis Evans.

Sotheby's to Present the Art Collection of American Playwright Edward Albee

NEW YORK, 26 June 2017-Sotheby’s is honored to announce that we will offer The... read more

Religious Lots Soar at Freeman's Books & Manuscripts Sale

Philadelphia, PA-On Friday June 16th Freeman’s presented the Books & Manuscripts sale, whose catalogue... read more

MCBA Book Art Biennial Amplifies Individual and Collective Voice

MINNEAPOLIS - (June 26, 2017) - Join Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) for... read more

Seven Artists to Interact with the Huntington's Collections in Exhibition this Fall

SAN MARINO, Calif.— The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens will present new... read more

Heritage Auctions' Eric Bradley Coming to Hot Springs, Arkansas, Show July 15

HOT SPRINGS, ARK. - Eric Bradley, international spokesman for Heritage Auctions and author of... read more

Letters from Einstein to his Friend Michele Besso Coming up at Christie’s London

London - A remarkable collection of letters from Albert Einstein to his closest friend,... read more

Rare Harry Potter First Edition at Bloomsbury Auctions in July

Bloomsbury Auctions will host an auction of Rare Books and Works on Paper including... read more

The KoKo Collection: Mystery & Detective Literature Will Appear at Auction Sept. 14

DALLAS, Texas (June 21, 2017) - Dashiell Hammett’s Red Harvest (est. $30,000) is expected... read more

Gently Mad Blog

Harry Potter and History Collide at The New York Academy of Medicine

Yesterday marked twenty years since J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone... read more

Bright Young Booksellers: Alan Kitchen

Our Bright Young Booksellers series continues today with Alan Kitchen, proprietor of Black... read more

Recently Discovered Image of Henry Thoreau's Sister Bequeathed to Concord Museum

Earlier this week, the Concord Museum in Massachusetts received a daguerreotype of Sophia Thoreau... read more

Major Jane Austen Exhibition Opens

On Friday the Bodleian Libraries in Oxford will ask the question: Which Jane Austen?... read more

Postcard from the Chicago Book Fair

Guest Post by Martha BayneThe second-floor ballroom at Chicago's Journeymen Plumbers Union Hall is... read more

Streaming Books, Literally

screenshot: PixGrove Ever feel like your home is overwhelmed with books? (No? Really?)... read more

The House at Lobster Cove

The House at Lobster Cove, by Jane Goodrich; Benna Books, $24.95, 388 pages.... read more

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center Unveils New Interactive Tour

What better day than June 14--the birthday of author Harriet Beecher Stowe--to share this... read more

Recap of International Symposium on Beatrix Potter

The Beatrix Potter Society hosted a three-day symposium this past weekend at Connecticut... read more

News Stories

Sotheby's to Present the Art Collection of American Playwright Edward Albee

NEW YORK, 26 June 2017-Sotheby’s is honored to announce that we will offer The... read more

Religious Lots Soar at Freeman's Books & Manuscripts Sale

Philadelphia, PA-On Friday June 16th Freeman’s presented the Books & Manuscripts sale, whose catalogue... read more

MCBA Book Art Biennial Amplifies Individual and Collective Voice

MINNEAPOLIS - (June 26, 2017) - Join Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) for... read more

Seven Artists to Interact with the Huntington's Collections in Exhibition this Fall

SAN MARINO, Calif.— The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens will present new... read more

Heritage Auctions' Eric Bradley Coming to Hot Springs, Arkansas, Show July 15

HOT SPRINGS, ARK. - Eric Bradley, international spokesman for Heritage Auctions and author of... read more

Letters from Einstein to his Friend Michele Besso Coming up at Christie’s London

London - A remarkable collection of letters from Albert Einstein to his closest friend,... read more

Rare Harry Potter First Edition at Bloomsbury Auctions in July

Bloomsbury Auctions will host an auction of Rare Books and Works on Paper including... read more

The KoKo Collection: Mystery & Detective Literature Will Appear at Auction Sept. 14

DALLAS, Texas (June 21, 2017) - Dashiell Hammett’s Red Harvest (est. $30,000) is expected... read more