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2015 Bookseller Resource Guide
  • Digest

    Collecting the Clippings

    Hair collectors rarely have a bad-hair day—or so it seems in talking to Heritage Auctions’ consignment director Marsha Dixey. “On a good day, you can make $2,500,” from celebrity curls, she said, “but it all depends on many things—condition and size of the lock or number of strands, the market demand

  • In the News

    Plath’s Personal Copy of “The Bell Jar” is Top Lot at Bonhams

    Sylvia Plath’s own signed, pre-publication copy of The Bell Jar was top lot at the Bonhams Fine Books and Manuscripts Sale today, 21 March, realised £87,500. The sale, which included the Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes collection, achieved

  • Fine Books Blog

    Found in a Garage: A First Edition of Thomas Paine’s “American Crisis”

    Only four copies of the first edition of Thomas Paine’s morale-boosting pamphlet, The American Crisis (“These are the times which try men’s souls…“) were known to survive, but a fifth has come to light

  • In the News

    The British Library Sends Manuscript Treasures to Shanghai Library

    Original manuscripts by five of the greatest writers in the English language will go on show in Shanghai for the first time in March 2018. ‘Where Great Writers Gather: Treasures of the British Library’ will feature drafts, correspondence and manuscripts by writers including Charlotte Brontë,

First Edition of the Federalist Papers to be Offered at PBA Galleries on May 31

PBA Galleries is pleased to offer an exceptional, complete copy of the 1788 first... read more

"James Cook: The Voyages" Opens at the British Library

Marking 250 years since James Cook’s ship Endeavour set sail from Plymouth, James Cook:... read more

The 2018 Morgan Book Project Awards: Illustrated Books by Exceptional Young People

New York, NY — Known for exhibiting book designs by artists ranging from the... read more

"A Marriage of Artistry: Leo And Diane Dillon" Opens at the Eric Carle Museum on May 26

Amherst, MA — Together, Leo and Diane Dillon created illustrations of extraordinary beauty and... read more

The Duke of Portland Set of Audubon's "Birds of America" to be Auctioned at Christie's on June 14

New York - On June 14, 2018, collectors will have a rare chance to... read more

LOC Appoints Inaugural Jay I. Kislak Chair for the Study of the History and Cultures of the Early Americas

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress today announced the appointment... read more

Heritage Auctions to Offer 10 Works By Norman Rockwell

Dallas, TX - A painting by one of the most popular American artists of... read more

Rare Stephen Hawking Signature to be Auctioned

Los Angeles - A book signed by Stephen Hawking in 1973 will be auctioned... read more

Gently Mad Blog

New for Spring from Folio Society

Vicki Traino, PR director for The Folio Society, made the transatlantic voyage from London... read more

On File Copies

I first learned about the beloved London generalist secondhand and rare bookstore Any Amount... read more

Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Casket Found in Wine Cellar

In case you missed the news that surfaced two weeks ago in Britain, it... read more

Scholarships Available for CABS (Booksellers' Boot Camp)

If you have an inkling that you might want to pursue a career in... read more

Rare Books &c. at Auction This Week

On Monday, April 23, Australian Book Auctions sells Books and Documents, in 182 lots.... read more

Behind the Bookshelves: The Podcast

The folks at AbeBooks have decided to throw their hats into the podcast ring;... read more

The Estate of a Famed NYC 'Dumpster Diver' Heads to Auction

Coming to auction next week is a small collection of New York City books,... read more

Bright Young Librarians: Sarah Carrier

Our Bright Young Librarians series continues today with Sarah Carrier, North Carolina Subject Librarian... read more

New Rare Books Heist Film

The rare book world is abuzz with the news that a film based on... read more

News Stories

First Edition of the Federalist Papers to be Offered at PBA Galleries on May 31

PBA Galleries is pleased to offer an exceptional, complete copy of the 1788 first... read more

"James Cook: The Voyages" Opens at the British Library

Marking 250 years since James Cook’s ship Endeavour set sail from Plymouth, James Cook:... read more

The 2018 Morgan Book Project Awards: Illustrated Books by Exceptional Young People

New York, NY — Known for exhibiting book designs by artists ranging from the... read more

"A Marriage of Artistry: Leo And Diane Dillon" Opens at the Eric Carle Museum on May 26

Amherst, MA — Together, Leo and Diane Dillon created illustrations of extraordinary beauty and... read more

The Duke of Portland Set of Audubon's "Birds of America" to be Auctioned at Christie's on June 14

New York - On June 14, 2018, collectors will have a rare chance to... read more

LOC Appoints Inaugural Jay I. Kislak Chair for the Study of the History and Cultures of the Early Americas

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress today announced the appointment... read more

Heritage Auctions to Offer 10 Works By Norman Rockwell

Dallas, TX - A painting by one of the most popular American artists of... read more

Rare Stephen Hawking Signature to be Auctioned

Los Angeles - A book signed by Stephen Hawking in 1973 will be auctioned... read more