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At a virtual program hosted by New York City’s Strand Bookstore last night, the ninth annual Alice Award, a prize that recognizes illustrated books,…
Here are the sales I'll be watching this week:
October 21, 2021
It’s October! Time to check in with “Weird Historian” (and book collector) Marc Hartzman.
Ten years ago this month we launched our "Bright Young Things" series with a profile of Teri Osborn, then working for William Reese & Co. in New…
In the fifteenth-century, physicians might consult the stars as they pondered when medieval interventions might work best. A book recording saints’…
Here are the auctions I'll be watching this week:
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…
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...
Wilton, CT – A rare and historic Revolutionary War powder horn, an extensive archive of material…

In The News

October 26, 2021
Philadelphia — Freeman’s October 25 white-glove sale of The Alexander Hamilton Collection of John E. Herzog confirms Freeman’s strength in presenting…
October 25, 2021
New York -- The ABAA invites bibliophiles everywhere to join the hunt for rare books and all manner of fine works on paper at the Antiquarian…
October 25, 2021
Chicago — Potter & Potter Auctions is pleased to announce this 765 lot sale to be held on Saturday, November 20th starting at 10am. The event…
October 22, 2021
San Marino, CA —The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced today that it has acquired the archive of acclaimed novelist and…
October 22, 2021
Reno, NV – An exceedingly rare First Folio single play “fragment” of William Shakespeare’s The First Part of Henry the Fourth, published in 1623,…
October 22, 2021
Washington, D.C. — A new exhibition at the Library of Congress explores how comic books have permeated popular entertainment and influenced U.S.…
October 22, 2021
Paris – Christie’s is thrilled to announce the sale of an exceptional document which will be offered on 22 November as part of the "Rare Books and…