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2015 Bookseller Resource Guide
  • Fine Maps

    A River Runs Through It

    How Benjamin Franklin and his cousin, the Nantucket sea captain Timothy Folger, mapped the mighty Gulf Stream

  • Fine Books Blog

    The New ABC for Book Collectors

    If there’s any one book about books that I always keep within reach, it’s John Carter’s ABC for Book Collectors. For about twenty years, my go-to reference has been the seventh edition (1995), edited and revised by Nicolas Barker.

  • In the News

    Lincoln’s Love Letter Goes to Auction

    Nearly 870 lots of historically significant objects relating to the life of President Abraham Lincoln debuts September 17 at Heritage Auctions. Perhaps the most significant Lincoln item in the sale is an 1836 letter written by a 27-year-old Lincoln to his first fiancée, Mary Owens.

  • Fine Books Blog

    Where’s the First Folio Now?

    Shakespeare's famous book is touring the country through the end of the year; check out this list of locations and dates.

September 8

PBA Galleries

September 9-11

Brooklyn Book Fair

September 24

Bonhams

September 23

Skinner

September 29

Swann

Find More Events in the FB&C Calendar

National Collegiate Book-Collecting Contest Winners Announced

The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and the Library’s Rare... read more

Daniel Crouch Rare Books to Open New York Gallery

Daniel Crouch Rare Books, internationally renowned specialist dealer in maps, atlases and rare books,... read more

AbeBooks Introduces Collections: Curated Lists of Collectibles

(Victoria, BC, Canada - September 26, 2016) AbeBooks.com today launched a new method of... read more

Nate D. Sanders Auctions Offers 50 First Editions This Week

LOS ANGELES, September 26, 2016—A set of over 50 rarely available first edition books... read more

16th Annual Library of Congress National Book Festival a Year of Firsts

Another fun-filled, action-packed Library of Congress National Book Festival is underway at the Walter... read more

Nelson-Atkins "Surveillance" Exhibition Explores Sneaky Side of Photography

Kansas City, MO, September 2016--Surveillance cameras in the 21st century are practically everywhere-on street... read more

World's Largest Rare Book Fair Celebrates 50th Anniversary 

OAKLAND, CA - The 50th California International Antiquarian Book Fair, recognized as one of... read more

Extremely Rare Abraham Lincoln Photograph at Sotheby’s NY

New York, 19 September 2016--Sotheby's is privileged to present an extremely rare and important... read more

Gently Mad Blog

New California Law Will Make Signed Books & Art Harder to Sell

Former Fine Books editor Scott Brown, now proprietor of Eureka Books in Eureka, California,... read more

Truman Capote's Ashes Sell for $43,750

In a bizzaro bit of auction news, the ashes of author Truman Capote were... read more

In Memoriam Bookseller Bob Fleck

We at Fine Books were so saddened to learn that Bob Fleck, founder of... read more

Illustration from Searle's "Slightly Foxed" at Auction

In 1989, the Souvenir Press published a limited edition of Slightly Foxed--but still desirable:... read more

The Joy of Reading

"The Joy of Reading" by Will Barnet. Photo: B.B. Richter. Like many well-intentioned... read more

Rare Books on Instagram (Part 1)

If you are not yet using Instagram, a social media app available on smart... read more

Literary Highlights of the New National Museum of African American History & Culture

There is at least one good story coming out of Washington, D.C. this election... read more

New Agatha Christie Stamps Feature Clues

Agatha Christie collectors will need to make room on Thursday for a delightful... read more

Rare Sylvia Plath Proof at Auction

When offered Sylvia Plath's first collection of poems, The Colossus, New Directions founder James... read more

News Stories

National Collegiate Book-Collecting Contest Winners Announced

The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and the Library’s Rare... read more

Daniel Crouch Rare Books to Open New York Gallery

Daniel Crouch Rare Books, internationally renowned specialist dealer in maps, atlases and rare books,... read more

AbeBooks Introduces Collections: Curated Lists of Collectibles

(Victoria, BC, Canada - September 26, 2016) AbeBooks.com today launched a new method of... read more

Nate D. Sanders Auctions Offers 50 First Editions This Week

LOS ANGELES, September 26, 2016—A set of over 50 rarely available first edition books... read more

16th Annual Library of Congress National Book Festival a Year of Firsts

Another fun-filled, action-packed Library of Congress National Book Festival is underway at the Walter... read more

Nelson-Atkins "Surveillance" Exhibition Explores Sneaky Side of Photography

Kansas City, MO, September 2016--Surveillance cameras in the 21st century are practically everywhere-on street... read more

World's Largest Rare Book Fair Celebrates 50th Anniversary 

OAKLAND, CA - The 50th California International Antiquarian Book Fair, recognized as one of... read more

Extremely Rare Abraham Lincoln Photograph at Sotheby’s NY

New York, 19 September 2016--Sotheby's is privileged to present an extremely rare and important... read more