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Here are the auctions I'll be watching this week:
A research trip to the Beinecke Library at Yale University gave me the opportunity to visit its new…
Current Events & Trends August 10, 2022
Wood engravings by one of Victorian England’s finest business partnerships, which illustrated some of the nineteenth-century’s best known works of literature, are on show at the British Museum.
Every year since 2001, the Library of Congress has commissioned original artwork for its National Book Festival poster.
Here are the three sales I'll be watching this week:
Book People August 5, 2022
In our current issue, Nick Basbanes talks with historians Andrew Pettegree and Arthur Der Weduwen about their latest book, The Library: A F
Our Bright Young Booksellers series continues its journey to Japan with our profile today of Tengya-san of the shop Tengyu Shoten in Osaka.
Although funding for bookbinding courses in the UK is at a perilous level, a new traveling celebration of the finest international bookbinders indicates that the quality of work being done is still exceptionally high.
’Tis the season for travel and tourism, even in the collecting world. If these are areas of interest, three upcoming events should be on your itinerary.
A fairly quiet week coming up in the auction rooms, but here are the sales I'll be keeping an eye on:
Book People July 28, 2022
James Fleming, nephew of James Bond creator Ian Fleming and editor of The Book Collector, published an illuminating book last year that explores a shadowy corner of the 007 universe: how the USSR and other Communist states pushed back on the famous fictional spy.
If you’re interested in learning more about the rare book business, applications are still open for the annual York Antiquarian Book Seminar (YABS), which will run October 31 to November 3, 2022.