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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 …

Christie's to Offer Eyewitness Accounts of the Armistice

December - On 12 December, Christie’s will offer eye witness accounts of the Armistice... read more

Swann's Travel Posters Auction Sets 8 Records

New York - Poster lovers from far and wide came to Swann Auction Galleries... read more

Christie's December Sale of Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

New York - This December 4, Christie’s Books and Manuscripts department will be presenting... read more

Inaugural Issue of "The Incredible Hulk" to be Auctioned by Huggins & Scott

Los Angeles - A high-grade issue of The Incredible Hulk #1 from May 1962... read more

Hemingway Letter Documenting Legendary Marlin to be Auctioned

Los Angeles - A 1935 handwritten letter by Ernest Hemingway about a 500-pound Atlantic... read more

Minnesota Center for Book Arts Announces Recipients of Book Arts Mentorships

Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) is pleased to announce the recipients of our... read more

The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett Breaks Record at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

Chicago—Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ October 31 sale of The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve... read more

Waverly's Nov. 15 Auction Features 400 Lots of Sci-fi, Fantasy, and Comics

Falls Church, Virgina - Waverly Rare Books, a division of Quinn’s Auction Galleries, will... read more

Gently Mad Blog

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

Rare Books &c. at Auction This Week

Dominic Winter Auctioneers will sell Printed Books, Maps & Documents on Wednesday, November 7,... read more

Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards

Last week, the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst, Massachusetts welcomed Our Voice: Celebrating... read more

A View from Europe: the Bibliomania Paris Book Fair

After a busy fair in Amsterdam, there was just time to repack my stock... read more

Bright Young Collectors: Margaret Landis

Our Bright Young Collectors series continues today with Margaret Landis of Albuquerque, New Mexico.... read more

News Stories

Christie's to Offer Eyewitness Accounts of the Armistice

December - On 12 December, Christie’s will offer eye witness accounts of the Armistice... read more

Swann's Travel Posters Auction Sets 8 Records

New York - Poster lovers from far and wide came to Swann Auction Galleries... read more

Christie's December Sale of Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

New York - This December 4, Christie’s Books and Manuscripts department will be presenting... read more

Inaugural Issue of "The Incredible Hulk" to be Auctioned by Huggins & Scott

Los Angeles - A high-grade issue of The Incredible Hulk #1 from May 1962... read more

Hemingway Letter Documenting Legendary Marlin to be Auctioned

Los Angeles - A 1935 handwritten letter by Ernest Hemingway about a 500-pound Atlantic... read more

Minnesota Center for Book Arts Announces Recipients of Book Arts Mentorships

Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) is pleased to announce the recipients of our... read more

The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve Fossett Breaks Record at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

Chicago—Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ October 31 sale of The Adventure & Exploration Library of Steve... read more

Waverly's Nov. 15 Auction Features 400 Lots of Sci-fi, Fantasy, and Comics

Falls Church, Virgina - Waverly Rare Books, a division of Quinn’s Auction Galleries, will... read more