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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.

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

Three Books & Manuscripts Auctions at Christie’s NY on June 15 Total $9.7 Million

New York-Christie’s New York Books and Manuscripts sales realize $9,690,563, across three auctions that... read more

Caricatures Including the Collections of the Late John Wardroper and the Late Charles Knevitt at Bloomsbury

Two fascinating collections of caricatures make up Bloomsbury Auctions’ sale on 13th July 2017;... read more

Rare Maps & Views, Western Art, Audubon at Worth Auctions

Worth Auctions, located in Dryden, NY, announces the launch of their next auction... read more

"This Day in Collecting History" Published

Atglen, PA— Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., would like to introduce This Day In Collecting History,... read more

Easton, West, Exploration at National Book Auctions

ITHACA, NY—National Book Auctions, located in Ithaca, NY, announces the launch of their... read more

Richard Matheson's "Twilight Zone" Annotated Short Story & Script Collection Going to Auction

LOS ANGELES- June 19, 2017- Profiles in History is proud to announce, legendary author... read more

Gently Mad Blog

Unknown 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

Illustrated Manuscript Ship's Log Sails to Success

At auction last week in New York was a bound volume containing two early... read more

Hamlet: Globe to Globe

In 2012, Globe Theatre's artistic director Dominic Dromgoole and his team came up... read more

News Stories

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

Three Books & Manuscripts Auctions at Christie’s NY on June 15 Total $9.7 Million

New York-Christie’s New York Books and Manuscripts sales realize $9,690,563, across three auctions that... read more

Caricatures Including the Collections of the Late John Wardroper and the Late Charles Knevitt at Bloomsbury

Two fascinating collections of caricatures make up Bloomsbury Auctions’ sale on 13th July 2017;... read more

Rare Maps & Views, Western Art, Audubon at Worth Auctions

Worth Auctions, located in Dryden, NY, announces the launch of their next auction... read more

"This Day in Collecting History" Published

Atglen, PA— Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., would like to introduce This Day In Collecting History,... read more

Easton, West, Exploration at National Book Auctions

ITHACA, NY—National Book Auctions, located in Ithaca, NY, announces the launch of their... read more

Richard Matheson's "Twilight Zone" Annotated Short Story & Script Collection Going to Auction

LOS ANGELES- June 19, 2017- Profiles in History is proud to announce, legendary author... read more