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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.

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

Los Angeles - A handwritten letter from renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead 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

The Getty Museum Presents "Spectacular Mysteries: Renaissance Drawings Revealed"

Los Angeles - During the Italian Renaissance—the period from about 1475 to 1600 that... read more

Charles Dickens Handwritten Signed "Christmas Carol" Quote Sold for $23,597 at Auction 

Boston—A Charles Dickens handwritten signed quotation from “A Christmas Carol” sold for $23,597 according... read more

World Records for both Harry Potter & Einstein's "God" Letter at Christie's

New York - Christie’s December 13 sale of Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts realized... read more

Potter & Potter Auctions' December Vintage Travel Poster Sale Takes Off

Chicago — Potter and Potter's December 1st Vintage Travel Poster Sale was first class... read more

52nd California International Antiquarian Book Fair Returns to Oakland, February 8-10, 2019

Oakland, CA - The 52nd California International Antiquarian Book Fair, recognized as one of... read more

Gently Mad Blog

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

Rare Books &c. at Auction This Week

Here are the sales I'll be watching this week: On Tuesday, December 4, Sotheby's... read more

James H. Billington (1929-2018): A Remembrance

"If we didn't already have libraries, they would now have to be invented. They... read more

Bright Young Collectors: Samuel V. Lemley

Our Bright Young Collectors series continues today with Samuel V. Lemley of Charlottesville, Virginia,... read more

News Stories

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

Los Angeles - A handwritten letter from renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead 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

The Getty Museum Presents "Spectacular Mysteries: Renaissance Drawings Revealed"

Los Angeles - During the Italian Renaissance—the period from about 1475 to 1600 that... read more

Charles Dickens Handwritten Signed "Christmas Carol" Quote Sold for $23,597 at Auction 

Boston—A Charles Dickens handwritten signed quotation from “A Christmas Carol” sold for $23,597 according... read more

World Records for both Harry Potter & Einstein's "God" Letter at Christie's

New York - Christie’s December 13 sale of Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts realized... read more

Potter & Potter Auctions' December Vintage Travel Poster Sale Takes Off

Chicago — Potter and Potter's December 1st Vintage Travel Poster Sale was first class... read more

52nd California International Antiquarian Book Fair Returns to Oakland, February 8-10, 2019

Oakland, CA - The 52nd California International Antiquarian Book Fair, recognized as one of... read more