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October 15, 2021
In our spring 2016 issue, we interviewed master magician and book collector Ricky Jay on the occasion of the publication of his magnum opus and a…
Four hundred years ago, Oxford scholar Robert Burton published what some now consider the ‘grandfather of all self-help manuals,’ The Anatomy of…
2021 marks seventy years since the first volume in Anthony Powell’s twelve-volume series A Dance to the Music of Time was published (more on this in…
Here's what I'll be watching this week: On Tuesday, October 12, 373 lots of Lettres & Manuscrits Autographes – Musique at Ader. The top…
October 8, 2021
Every so often, it’s my pleasure to report on Fine Books’ esteemed team of writers. (Last fall, for example, two of our writers published new books…
Today is publication day for a limited edition manuscript facsimile of John Steinbeck’s National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winner, The Grapes of…
Strand Magazine, continuing a fine tradition of uncovering "lost" works, has discovered a previously unpublished story by Tennessee Williams. The…
Autumn 2021
If, like us, you have missed the annual Fine Books gift guide, pine no longer....
Maps set “the stage on which the drama [of politics and business] is...
Audrey Niffenegger was fifteen when she first entered the Harley Clarke...
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...
Minneapolis, MN — Minnesota Center for Book Arts is pleased to announce the recipients of the…

In The News

October 15, 2021
Bloomington, IN — As National Dictionary Day approaches on Oct. 16 -- the birthday of Noah Webster -- Indiana University's Lilly Library has…
October 15, 2021
Cincinnati, OH – On November 15, Hindman Auctions will offer The Henry Fitz Jr. Archive of Photographic History. Forgotten since the 1930s, a cache…
October 15, 2021
Minneapolis, MN — The Minnesota Book Artist Award is a unique category at the Minnesota Book Awards, going beyond the content of a book’s pages to…
October 13, 2021
San Marino, CA -- The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced today that it has acquired one of the world’s most significant…
October 13, 2021
New York — The Thursday, October 21 sale of Fine Photographs at Swann Galleries will offer exceptional examples from the medium’s brightest…
October 12, 2021
Los Angeles — Cal State LA and USC have been awarded a nearly $500,000 grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources to digitize…
October 12, 2021
Basel, Switzerland — It has been a long time since we were all able to meet in-person and celebrate the wonderful art of so many eras, countries, and…