Before we get to the upcoming sales, some notes from last week: At the Sotheby's Books and…
What was Oscar Wilde’s favorite amusement? “Writing sonnets and reading.” Favorite occupation? “…
In March 1994, Neutrogena CEO Lloyd Cotsen's massive trove of children's literature arrived at its…
Ken Sanders has been buying and selling rare books for more than fifty years, but the COVID-19…
While curators are scrambling to get shows back into exhibition spaces, a new project encouraging…
Second in our series of “Video Fridays” is one of ABAA bookseller Adam Weinberger’s videos, “How to…
Yesterday, at Christie’s in London, a sixteenth-century prayer book that once belonged to the…
Our Bright Young Librarians series continues today with Tamar Evangelestia-Dougherty, Associate…
There are no words in this tiny book, but the engraved spine gives it an unmistakable codex shape.…
London — If we think that eating healthily and economically are modern preoccupations, we should…
New York — Swann Galleries’ sale of Fine Books & Manuscripts on Thursday, July 30 boasted high…
Surrey, England — A rare surviving Carry On film poster that sparked a court case with Hollywood…
Southhampton, PA – It’s far out, man. Stephenson’s August 14 auction of rock concert posters from…
New York – Poster Auctions International’s (PAI) second sale of the year, on July 21st, finished at…
Westport, CT – A United States flag flown aboard the Apollo XIII space mission in 1970 with a NASA…
Washington, D.C. — The Smithsonian, Library of Congress and the National Archives have launched #…
London — The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association is pleased to announce its annual flagship event…
Boston — RR Auction's August Fine Autographs & Artifacts sale features over 1,300 items, led by…
One of Gabriel García Márquez’s passports is on exhibit at the Ransom Center in Austin, Texas.

García Márquez’s Global Reach

Michael Schaub
When Whitman College sociology professor Álvaro Santana-Acuña was in high school, he came across a story that would change his life.
Katharine Hepburn Letters

Historical Enigmas Come to Life in July Sale

Peggy Carouthers
From Howard Hughes to Henry VIII and communist leaders, Profiles in History’s upcoming sale offers rare glimpses into the past.
John Fleming library replica

For Sale: Miniature Replica of a Mid-Century NYC Rare Bookseller’s Gallery

Rebecca Rego Barry
As an object of desire for book collectors, it would be hard to top this replica of rare book dealer John Fleming’s 57th Street Gallery, where he bought and sold in “baronial splendor” according to the New York Times, from 1952 to 1987.
The prayer book of Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots’ Prayer Book to be Auctioned at Christie’s

London – Mary Queen of Scots' prayer book will be offered as part of Christie’s Classic Week’s Old Master Group Evening Sale, being held live in London on 29 July 2020 (estimate: £250,000 - £350,000).