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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.

Irving Penn's "Cuzco Children" Could Bring $150K at Heritage Auctions' June 5 Auction

Dallas, Texas - A powerful image by American photographer Irving Penn could bring as... read more

Results from Potter & Potter Auctions' May 19 Gambling Memorabilia Event

Chicago — Collectors hit the jackpot at Potter & Potter's recent gambling memorabilia sale.... read more

Potter & Potter Auctions' June 16 Sale to Feature the David Baldwin Magic Collection

Chicago — Potter & Potter Auctions is pleased to announce the 435 lot David... read more

Heritage Auctions Announces Sponsorship of Norman Rockwell Museum's "Four Freedoms" Tour

Dallas, Texas - Heritage Auctions (HA.com), the largest auction house founded in the United... read more

Bonhams to Auction Movie Posters and Memorabilia From Robert Osborne’s Personal Collection

New York—Bonhams and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) today announced Bonhams and TCM Present ...... read more

Einstein Manuscript & Presidential Autographs Featured at RR Auction

Boston—An important Albert Einstein handwritten manuscript will be auctioned by Boston-based RR Auction. The... read more

Morgan Library Curators to Lead a Traveling Seminar on Drawings Connoisseurship

New York—The Morgan Library & Museum is proud to announce that curators John Marciari... read more

Important Cartography, Audubon & More at Swann June 7

New York—Swann Galleries’ June 7 auction of Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color... read more

Gently Mad Blog

In Memoriam, Philip Roth

Last week we lost Tom Wolfe, this week another literary lion, Philip Roth, leaves... read more

Bright Young Booksellers: A. N. Devers

Our Bright Young Booksellers series continues today with A. N. Devers, proprietor of The... read more

Update: A New Photo by Lillian Baynes Griffin Surfaces

Guest Post by Eve M. KahnVirtually no papers have surfaced for the photographer Lillian... read more

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

News Stories

Irving Penn's "Cuzco Children" Could Bring $150K at Heritage Auctions' June 5 Auction

Dallas, Texas - A powerful image by American photographer Irving Penn could bring as... read more

Results from Potter & Potter Auctions' May 19 Gambling Memorabilia Event

Chicago — Collectors hit the jackpot at Potter & Potter's recent gambling memorabilia sale.... read more

Potter & Potter Auctions' June 16 Sale to Feature the David Baldwin Magic Collection

Chicago — Potter & Potter Auctions is pleased to announce the 435 lot David... read more

Heritage Auctions Announces Sponsorship of Norman Rockwell Museum's "Four Freedoms" Tour

Dallas, Texas - Heritage Auctions (HA.com), the largest auction house founded in the United... read more

Bonhams to Auction Movie Posters and Memorabilia From Robert Osborne’s Personal Collection

New York—Bonhams and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) today announced Bonhams and TCM Present ...... read more

Einstein Manuscript & Presidential Autographs Featured at RR Auction

Boston—An important Albert Einstein handwritten manuscript will be auctioned by Boston-based RR Auction. The... read more

Morgan Library Curators to Lead a Traveling Seminar on Drawings Connoisseurship

New York—The Morgan Library & Museum is proud to announce that curators John Marciari... read more

Important Cartography, Audubon & More at Swann June 7

New York—Swann Galleries’ June 7 auction of Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color... read more