Yesterday we heard the news that Lawrence Ferlinghetti died on February 22 at the spectacular age…

The Fine Books Blog

February 23, 2021
The UK’s leading gardening organization, The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), has been moving its unique library to a new purpose-built home, RHS…
February 22, 2021
Here are the auctions I'll be watching this week: Bonhams London holds their Gentleman's Library Sale on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 23–24. The…
February 18, 2021
We first spoke to Nigel Beale, host of book culture podcast The Biblio File, almost ten years ago when he launched the Literary Tourist community and…
February 17, 2021
Although it’s impossible for us to take trips at the moment, the Palace Green Library in Durham, England, has put together a treat for armchair…
February 16, 2021
Travelers to Dublin are bound to see signs for Guinness beer just about everywhere they turn. But these posters and placards, at least the older ones…
February 15, 2021
Dominic Winter Auctioneers sells Printed Books & Documents, Maps, Decorative Prints & Watercolours, Military & Aviation History on…
February 12, 2021
On January 30, the New York Academy of Medicine hosted this year's Bibliography Week Lecture on manuscript cookbooks with speaker Stephen Schmidt,…
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...
Autumn 2020
In 2008, when Alicia Yin Cheng stumbled across an article in the New Yorker...
It began with Begotten, filmmaker E. Elias Merhige’s 1989 black-and-white...
There’s a pervasive notion that young people, screen in hand, do not enjoy...
Summer 2020
When Whitman College sociology professor Álvaro Santana-Acuña was in high...
Reflections on the writing of "A Gentle Madness," twenty-five years after its...
William Shakespeare made some rounds in his time, and many, many more rounds...
Henley-on-Thames, England — Jonkers Rare Books is delighted to announce a new catalogue of rare…

In The News

February 23, 2021
Brooklyn, NY — We are delighted to announce the fifth annual Honey & Wax Book Collecting Prize, a cash award of $1000 for an outstanding book…
February 23, 2021
New York –– The 83rd Rare Posters Auction from Poster Auctions International slated for Sunday, March 14th features masterpieces and rarities from a…
February 22, 2021
London — The Lindisfarne Gospels, the most spectacular surviving manuscript from Anglo-Saxon England, will go on display in the North East on loan…
February 18, 2021
Chicago — Potter & Potter Auctions is excited to announce its upcoming Fine Books and Manuscripts Sale to be held on Saturday, March 13th,…
February 16, 2021
Wilton, CT – An exceptional handwritten four-page presidential address signed by Thomas Jefferson and directed to the Cherokee Nation in 1806, a…
February 16, 2021
London — University College London (UCL) has opened submissions for the Anthony Davis Book Collecting Prize, to encourage budding book collectors.…
February 16, 2021
London — Shapero Rare Books, internationally renowned dealers in antiquarian and rare books, has launched a new Near East and Islamic department.…