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2015 Bookseller Resource Guide
  • Feature

    Booksellers’ Best

    Earlier this year, we invited hundreds of antiquarian and rare book dealers to submit their most noteworthy sales of books or manuscripts over the past twelve months. Fine Books staffers then sifted through those entries and culled the list down to twelve outstanding items.

  • Fine Books Blog

    6 Stunning Manuscripts on View

    Last month, the British Library opened a major, “once-in-a-generation” exhibition, Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War that highlights “the key role manuscripts played in the transmission of ideas, religion, literature and artistic influences throughout England.”

  • In the News

    The 42nd Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair

    The annual fall gathering for booklovers, the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, returns to the Hynes Convention Center in Boston's beautiful Back Bay, November 16-18. Special events include Aji Yamazaki from the Kyoto Book Artists Society …

  • Fine Books Blog

    Employing DNA Technology to Authenticate Books

    Booksellers have always had to contend with warding off book thieves hungry for valuable volumes. As part of its ongoing efforts to deter book crime, Raptis Rare Books in Palm Beach, Florida …

The Morgan Acquires Drawings by Major African-American Artists from the South

New York—The Morgan is excited to announce that it is expanding its collection—one of... read more

Illustrations from Treasured Children's Literature at Swann on December 6

New York - Swann Galleries continues their auction season with Illustration Art on Thursday,... read more

Minnesota Center for Book Arts Announces "New Editions" Book Art Event

Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) invites the community to attend New Editions, a... read more

Manuscript of Gettysburg Address on Display at Library of Congress for 155th Anniversary

On Nov. 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The... read more

Potter & Potter's December 1 Vintage Travel Poster Event

Chicago — Potter & Potter Auctions is pleased to announce its 750 lot Vintage... read more

The Holy Grail of Glenn Gould Manuscripts at Bonhams

New York - On December 5, Bonhams Books and Manuscripts sale will offer Glenn... read more

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Acquires Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee Archive

New York — The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at The New... read more

Russian Literary First Editions Coming up at Christie’s

London--On 28 November, Christie’s will present the single owner auction Russian Literary First Editions... read more

Gently Mad Blog

Ponzi Scheme Treasures Head to Auction in Paris

Another tale from the underbelly of the book world sees the light of day.... read more

Peek into the Bodleian's "Obscene" Books

For the first time, one of England's most famous libraries offers a peek into... read more

Bright Young Booksellers: Annie Rowlenson

Our Bright Young Booksellers series continues today with Annie Rowlenson, a bookseller with Simon... read more

Boston's New Bromer Gallery Opens

Many in the rare book world will recognize the name Bromer Booksellers. The Boston-based... read more

Rare Books &c. at Auction This Week

Quite a lineup of auctions this week to keep an eye on. On Monday,... read more

Change Comes to New Haven's Antiquarian Book Scene

The antiquarian book world lost a giant in June when longtime bookseller Bill Reese... read more

The First Gollancz Jackets

The highly collectible books of the beloved 20th-century British publisher Victor Gollancz are best... read more

Bright Young Collectors: Michelle Porter

Our Bright Young Collectors series continues today with Michelle Porter, who recently won Honorable... read more

Spotted: Rare "Sea-Wolf" in Dust Jacket

Coming to auction next week is a first edition of Jack London's The Sea-Wolf,... read more

News Stories

The Morgan Acquires Drawings by Major African-American Artists from the South

New York—The Morgan is excited to announce that it is expanding its collection—one of... read more

Illustrations from Treasured Children's Literature at Swann on December 6

New York - Swann Galleries continues their auction season with Illustration Art on Thursday,... read more

Minnesota Center for Book Arts Announces "New Editions" Book Art Event

Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) invites the community to attend New Editions, a... read more

Manuscript of Gettysburg Address on Display at Library of Congress for 155th Anniversary

On Nov. 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The... read more

Potter & Potter's December 1 Vintage Travel Poster Event

Chicago — Potter & Potter Auctions is pleased to announce its 750 lot Vintage... read more

The Holy Grail of Glenn Gould Manuscripts at Bonhams

New York - On December 5, Bonhams Books and Manuscripts sale will offer Glenn... read more

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Acquires Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee Archive

New York — The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at The New... read more

Russian Literary First Editions Coming up at Christie’s

London--On 28 November, Christie’s will present the single owner auction Russian Literary First Editions... read more