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2015 Bookseller Resource Guide
  • Gently Mad

    Otto Penzler’s Literary Lair

    One of the very first things bibliophile-for-all-seasons Otto Penzler wants you to know about the 58,000 books he keeps in a Tudor-style chateau in the Connecticut countryside is that it was not something put together willy-nilly by someone with a fortune to throw around on first editions.

  • In the News

    JFK’s Diary for Sale

    As we near the 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s birth, Boston-based RR Auction is proud to announce the manuscript: Prelude to Leadership—JFK’s Summer Diary of 1945 will be featured in an upcoming live auction on April 26, 2017.

  • Fine Books Blog

    Brontë Drama Debuts on PBS

    Written and directed by Sally Wainwright, To Walk Invisible traces the lives of the Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë from dutiful daughters into audacious authors. The two-hour drama premiered on PBS on March 26th.

  • In the News

    Scarce Photobooks and Iconic Images at Swann

    On April 20, Swann Galleries will offer Images & Objects: Photographs & Photobooks, with selections exploring the many functions and purposes of the media since its inception.

Theology, 16th-Century, Mystery, West at National Book Auctions

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

Complete Copy of "Seven Pillars of Wisdom" Leads Swann Galleries' May Literature Auction

New York—On Tuesday, May 16, Swann Galleries will hold an auction of 19th &... read more

Two Editions from the Folio Society Shortlisted for the 2017 V&A Illustration Awards

The Folio Society is proud to announce that two artists shortlisted for this year’s... read more

Archive Acquired of Theatre and Film Actor Peter O’Toole

AUSTIN, Texas - The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin... read more

The J. Paul Getty Museum Presents "The Lure of Italy: Artists' Views"

LOS ANGELES - For centuries, Italy has fascinated travelers and artists alike. From the... read more

The Arcadian Library and Bloomsbury Publishing Launch Arcadian Library Online

The Arcadian Library and Bloomsbury Publishing are delighted to announce the launch of... read more

Aviation, New York City Scenes Capture Attention in May 18 Photographs Auction

DALLAS, Texas (April 19, 2017) - Two excellent portfolios/collections are highlighted in the Heritage... read more

Boston Public Library Returns a Manuscript, a Leaf, and a Book to Italy

BOSTON - April 19, 2017 [updated] Today Boston Public Library announced the return of... read more

Gently Mad Blog

Houghton Library Celebrates 75th Anniversary by Examining the Past to Welcome the Future

Since 1942, Harvard's Houghton Library has focused on preserving a trove of collections... read more

The Knife Slipped: An Interview with Charles Ardai

Charles Ardai, founder and editor of the much-lauded Hard Case Crime, spoke to us... read more

Zelda's Paper Dolls at Auction

Living in the shadow of her husband, author F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda Fitzgerald was... read more

British Library to Extend London Building

The British Library has announced plans to extend its iconic London Building, developing... read more

Miami's New Pulp Art Exhibit

Last week the Wolfsonian at Florida International University in Miami Beach opened In the... read more

Forthcoming Biography of W.A. Dwiggins Gets the Kickstarter Treatment

William Addison Dwiggins, ca. 1941. Photograph by Robert Yarnall Richie. Collection of the... read more

Newly Discovered Sylvia Plath Letters Claim Domestic Abuse

A previously unknown series of letters that Sylvia Plath wrote toward the end of... read more

Deep Dive Into the LOC's Card Catalog

Bibliophiles, grab a slip of paper and a mini pencil: the Library of Congress... read more

Rare Books of Instagram (Part 3)

Our series profiling rare book accounts on Instagram continues today with book collectors. (See... read more

News Stories

Theology, 16th-Century, Mystery, West at National Book Auctions

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

Complete Copy of "Seven Pillars of Wisdom" Leads Swann Galleries' May Literature Auction

New York—On Tuesday, May 16, Swann Galleries will hold an auction of 19th &... read more

Two Editions from the Folio Society Shortlisted for the 2017 V&A Illustration Awards

The Folio Society is proud to announce that two artists shortlisted for this year’s... read more

Archive Acquired of Theatre and Film Actor Peter O’Toole

AUSTIN, Texas - The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin... read more

The J. Paul Getty Museum Presents "The Lure of Italy: Artists' Views"

LOS ANGELES - For centuries, Italy has fascinated travelers and artists alike. From the... read more

The Arcadian Library and Bloomsbury Publishing Launch Arcadian Library Online

The Arcadian Library and Bloomsbury Publishing are delighted to announce the launch of... read more

Aviation, New York City Scenes Capture Attention in May 18 Photographs Auction

DALLAS, Texas (April 19, 2017) - Two excellent portfolios/collections are highlighted in the Heritage... read more

Boston Public Library Returns a Manuscript, a Leaf, and a Book to Italy

BOSTON - April 19, 2017 [updated] Today Boston Public Library announced the return of... read more