Last weekend, a new literary attraction debuted in Bath, England, that sounds incredibly cool: Mary…

The Fine Books Blog

The summer catalogue from London’s Peter Harrington includes rock ’n’ roll legend Elvis Presley’s annotated copy of The Prophet by Lebanese-American…
The intriguing story of how Oliver Twist literally set Charles Dickens’ pulse racing is recounted in a new exhibition at the Charles Dickens Museum…
Here are the auctions I'll be watching this week:
July 15, 2021
Among the many incredible Sylvia Plath lots currently on offer—letters, recipe cards, wedding rings—the author’s cherished tarot deck stands out.
Our Bright Young Librarians series continues today with April Sheridan, Special Collections Manager at the Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection at…
July 13, 2021
(The following ‘postcard’ was sent to us by Jennifer Phillips, ABAA/ILAB bookseller at Evening Star Books and manager of the Twin Cities Antiquarian…
A slightly quieter week in the auction rooms this week, but here's what's coming up:
Summer 2021
In a turbulent year for many auction houses, Catawiki, an international online...
When Andrew Hoyem, founder of San Francisco’s Arion Press, retired in 2018,...
As befits a writer who rediscovered the Scottish crown jewels, has a major...
Spring 2021
Gilberto Cárdenas was a college student in Los Angeles when El Movimiento, or...
Wolf von Lojewski spontaneously bought five leaves from the Nuremberg Chronicle...
There really was never any doubt that Edward Carey, author of the new novel The...
Winter 2021
In the late summer of 1854, an eerie silence descended over Soho in London’s...
Since its founding in 2008, Catawiki—an international online auction platform...
In spring 2019, Dr. Melissa Tedone was working to restore an 1857 second...
New York — Swann Galleries’ seasonal offering of Vintage Posters is at auction Thursday, August 5.…

In The News

July 16, 2021
Boston — A letter written by Founding Father Thomas Jefferson sold for $68,750, according to Boston-based RR Auction.
July 15, 2021
Amherst, Massachusetts — A lost clown is befriended by a farmer. A frightened mouse is spared by a hungry lion. A beloved dog’s ball is destroyed and…
July 13, 2021
Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, England — Six books inscribed by Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), the founder of modern nursing, come to auction at…
July 12, 2021
New York — The New York International Antiquarian Book Fair (NYIABF)—officially sanctioned by Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA)…
July 12, 2021
Berkeley, CA -- Seventy-five choice lots of rare and valuable Americana and cartography drew strong interest to PBA Galleries’ July 8th auction. The…
July 7, 2021
New York — Swann Galleries will present Focus on Women, a sale dedicated to the important contributions of those in the community who identify as…
July 7, 2021
London & New York — Following the successes of the ABA Firsts Online fairs and the ABAA Virtual California Bookfair, The Antiquarian Booksellers…