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Coming to auction next month is a dazzling collection, notable for its first editions, modern…
Our Bright Young Booksellers series continues today with Sören Schuhmacher, proprietor of Chunking…
Current Events & Trends September 9, 2022
The first trailer for the forthcoming adaptation of The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry has been released by Vertical Entertainment, and it looks delightful. Slated to hit theaters on October 7, the film, based on the 2014 bestseller by Gabrielle Zevin, stars Kunal Nayyar, Lucy Hale, Christina Hendricks…
Current Events & Trends September 8, 2022
Projects around Britain are making available to the public rare manuscripts covering everything from medieval medicine to the earliest example of Scots Gaelic as well as Jewish diaspora material.
Current Events & Trends September 7, 2022
If you haven’t seen the Giant Mainz Bible, here’s your chance. On October 6, the Library of Congress will be hosting a webinar called Opening the Case: The Giant Bible of Mainz at the Library of Congress (LC). The program, which runs from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EST, “will present new research about…
Current Events & Trends September 6, 2022
This week may be a short one, but it is jam-packed with interesting auctions.
Current Events & Trends September 1, 2022
Last month, the August Wilson House opened in Pittsburgh after a yearslong renovation.
Bright Young Collectors August 31, 2022
Our Bright Young Collectors series continues today with Evan DeTurk, an undergraduate student at Princeton University where he was the winner of this year's Elmer Adler Book Collecting Prize. Where are you from / where do you live?
Book People August 30, 2022
Today the winners of the inaugural David Ruggles Prize, a new national book collecting prize established to support and encourage young collectors of color, have been announced.
Current Events & Trends August 29, 2022
1639 Henricus Hondius map showing California as an island, offered at Hindman this week.
Current Events & Trends August 25, 2022
Book artist and publisher Richard Minsky, long a friend and contributor to FB&C, has just announced his latest project: Catalin Valentin’s Lamb by photographer Rosalind Fox Solomon, printed in an edition of fifteen. The book tells the story behind Fox Solomon’s iconic photo of a woman nursing a…
Current Events & Trends August 24, 2022
A new online project to make historic correspondence related to the founding of the Oxford English Dictionary freely available is now underway.