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2015 Bookseller Resource Guide
  • Special Feature

    Tom Wolfe

    Prior to Mr. Wolfe's death on May 14, 2018, we talked to the bestselling author about politics, prose, and the death of New Journalism fifty years after The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

  • Record-Breaker

    The Ripley Scroll

    Cryptic verses and curious pictures fill an early seventeenth-century illustrated alchemical manuscript in English and Latin that sold for £584,750 ($781,225) at Christie’s in London on December 13. It was billed as—and perhaps still is—the only one of twenty-three recorded copies of what is known as the Ripley Scroll remaining in private hands.

  • Fine Books Blog

    New Rare Books Heist Film

    The rare book world is abuzz with the news that a film based on a real-life special collections robbery in 2004 is making its way to a national audience after a successful premiere at Sundance. American Animals follows four Kentucky college students who plot to steal John James Audubon’s Birds of America

  • In the News

    Ben Franklin’s Papers Online

    The papers of American scientist, statesman, and diplomat Benjamin Franklin are now available online for the first time from the Library of Congress.

Sci-Fi from the Stanley Simon Estate Breaks Records in Swann Literature Auction

New York—Science fiction ruled on May 15 at Swann Galleries’ auction of 19th &... read more

MoMA Announces Major Acquisitions from the Merrill C. Berman Collection

New York—The Museum of Modern Art has acquired more than 300 masterworks of The... read more

Sunday Comics & "New Yorker" Covers Lead Swann's Sale of Illustration Art

New York — Swann Galleries will offer an auction of Illustration Art on Tuesday,... read more

Original Tintin Art by Hergé May Bring $720,000 in Heritage's First European Comic Art Auction

Dallas, TX - An extraordinary, 12-panel page of Original Tintin Art by Belgian cartoonist... read more

Highlights of Christie's Spring Sales of Books & Manuscripts to be Held on June 14

New York—Christie’s announces the spring various owner sale of Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts... read more

"Medieval/Modern": Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books Will Open Exhibition to Complement Art Basel

Complementing Art Basel 2018, Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books will open its doors for... read more

New England Society Book Awards Winners Announced

New York—The NES Book Awards are made in four categories: Art & Photography, Fiction,... read more

World Record Comic Book & Art Auction Surpasses $12.2 Million at Heritage Auctions

Dallas, TX - Chicago’s largest public auction dedicated to vintage comic books and original... read more

Gently Mad Blog

Rare Books &c. at Auction This Week

On Tuesday, May 22, Sotheby's London holds two music sales: Fine Autograph Music: The... read more

Women in a Golden Age of Artists' Books

Though artists' books can arguably trace their origins back to medieval volumes like the... read more

The ABA Rare Book Fair London: Part Two

Rare Books London is now underway, and there's an audible hum of activity in... read more

Bright Young Librarians: Emily Kader

Our Bright Young Librarians series continues today with Emily Kader, Rare Book Research Librarian... read more

In Memoriam Tom Wolfe

We received the sad news that author Tom Wolfe passed away yesterday at the... read more

A View from Europe: Preparations for the London Fair

It is that time of year again, when Marcia and I must put all... read more

Rare Books &c. at Auction This Week

Swann Galleries offers 19th & 20th Century Literature on Tuesday, May 15, in 310... read more

Welcome Bookworks, a New Artist's Book Fair

FB&C readers, welcome Bookworks to the book artist's fair scene. The San Francisco Center... read more

The ABA Rare Book Fair London: Part One

In just over two weeks the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association will host its 61st annual... read more

News Stories

Sci-Fi from the Stanley Simon Estate Breaks Records in Swann Literature Auction

New York—Science fiction ruled on May 15 at Swann Galleries’ auction of 19th &... read more

MoMA Announces Major Acquisitions from the Merrill C. Berman Collection

New York—The Museum of Modern Art has acquired more than 300 masterworks of The... read more

Sunday Comics & "New Yorker" Covers Lead Swann's Sale of Illustration Art

New York — Swann Galleries will offer an auction of Illustration Art on Tuesday,... read more

Original Tintin Art by Hergé May Bring $720,000 in Heritage's First European Comic Art Auction

Dallas, TX - An extraordinary, 12-panel page of Original Tintin Art by Belgian cartoonist... read more

Highlights of Christie's Spring Sales of Books & Manuscripts to be Held on June 14

New York—Christie’s announces the spring various owner sale of Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts... read more

"Medieval/Modern": Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books Will Open Exhibition to Complement Art Basel

Complementing Art Basel 2018, Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books will open its doors for... read more

New England Society Book Awards Winners Announced

New York—The NES Book Awards are made in four categories: Art & Photography, Fiction,... read more

World Record Comic Book & Art Auction Surpasses $12.2 Million at Heritage Auctions

Dallas, TX - Chicago’s largest public auction dedicated to vintage comic books and original... read more