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Last weekend, I gave a Zoom presentation to the Florida Bibliophile Society about my new research…
The 2021 California Young Book Collectors Prize has been awarded to Jessica Camille Jordan of Palo…
Current Events & Trends February 9, 2021
The Horsham Museum & Art Gallery in southeast England announced last week a major new acquisition: a 270-year-old pamphlet revealing “fascinating tales of failed gay seduction, smuggling, robbery, and a 19-year-old lad courting a rich 70-year-old widow
Current Events & Trends February 8, 2021
A quieter week coming up in the salerooms, but there are still a couple of auctions to watch:
Book People February 5, 2021
As many of you know from her cameo in The Booksellers (2019), author Fran Lebowitz is very much a bibliophile.
Current Events & Trends February 4, 2021
Forget your simple Hallmark card because a spectacular trove of vintage valentines and trade cards heads to auction in California just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Travelouge February 3, 2021
After nearly a year spent isolated from friends, family, and coworkers, many of us have found ourselves tethered, for better or worse, to virtual conference platforms to remain in touch and to get work done.
Current Events & Trends February 2, 2021
Last week, the Brotherton Library at the University of Leeds in the UK announced its acquisition of a very special book.
Current Events & Trends February 1, 2021
Here are the auctions I'll be watching this week:
Current Events & Trends January 28, 2021
Just a year ago, a fire nearly destroyed the collection of the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA).
Bright Young Collectors January 27, 2021
Our Bright Young Collectors series continues today with Miriam Borden, winner of the 2020 Honey & Wax Book Collecting Prize for women book colle
Current Events & Trends January 26, 2021
In October 2014, while waiting for the light rail, I ducked into a bookstore to get out of the rain. I love treasure hunting in old bookstores. It was hard to move down the aisles because they were filled with cardboard boxes, which was a good sign.