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First Edition of the Federalist Papers to be Offered at PBA Galleries on May 31

PBA Galleries is pleased to offer an exceptional, complete copy of the 1788 first... read more

"James Cook: The Voyages" Opens at the British Library

Marking 250 years since James Cook’s ship Endeavour set sail from Plymouth, James Cook:... read more

The 2018 Morgan Book Project Awards: Illustrated Books by Exceptional Young People

New York, NY — Known for exhibiting book designs by artists ranging from the... read more

"A Marriage of Artistry: Leo And Diane Dillon" Opens at the Eric Carle Museum on May 26

Amherst, MA — Together, Leo and Diane Dillon created illustrations of extraordinary beauty and... read more

The Duke of Portland Set of Audubon's "Birds of America" to be Auctioned at Christie's on June 14

New York - On June 14, 2018, collectors will have a rare chance to... read more

LOC Appoints Inaugural Jay I. Kislak Chair for the Study of the History and Cultures of the Early Americas

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress today announced the appointment... read more

Heritage Auctions to Offer 10 Works By Norman Rockwell

Dallas, TX - A painting by one of the most popular American artists of... read more

Rare Stephen Hawking Signature to be Auctioned

Los Angeles - A book signed by Stephen Hawking in 1973 will be auctioned... read more

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Coca-Cola Confusion, Cliché Covers

July 2013New Yorker’s book blog

Gersh Agency and Diversion Books Launch Imprint, Actual Cost of E-Books, and More

June 2013Poets & Writers magazine

First-Editions Club, British Bitchery

June 2013New Yorker’s book blog

Rare Books Auctioned Despite Criticism

May 2013New Yorker’s book blog

Ten Reasons a Pessimist Can be Optimistic About the Future of the Book

March 2013 Rebecca Rego Barry offers ten reasons to be optimistic about the future of printed books – New Yorker’s book blog and The Huffington Post

Book Signed by Richard III Goes on Display

March 2013 A five-hundred-and-fifty-year-old book signed by Richard III is on public display for the first time – New Yorker’s book blog

The Xenia Relief Project

March 2013 Book lovers pitch in to replace a collection of rare and old books in Ohio that was destroyed by a burst water pipe – New Yorker’s book blog

New Jane Austen Stamps Arrive

March 2013 New Jane Austen Stamps Arrive – American Libraries Direct

Presenting Frankenstein, Risen From the Dead

January 2013 Rare Presentation Copy Comes to Light – The Huffington Post and The Millions

Edinburgh Book Sculptor Returns

December 2012 Edinburgh’s mysterious book sculptor has returned, leaving literary art pieces around the country during Book Week Scotland – New Yorker’s book blog

Rare Dictionaries May Reach $1 Million in NYC Next Week

November 2012 A collection of rare dictionaries, including a cuneiform tablet and a handwritten manuscript of Webster’s original dictionary, is expected to fetch as much as a million dollars at auction next week – New Yorker’s book blog

The Bibliophagist: An Interview with Garrett Scott

October 2012 A2: Bookseller, Garrett Scott – Ann Arbor Chronicle

Brooke Astor’s Books (and Book Objects) at Auction

August 2012 The "very good reading library" of Brooke Astor goes up for auction at Sotheby’s next month - New Yorker’s book blog

Disappearing Ink

July 2012American Libraries Direct

King of the Jungle still swinging at 100

June 2012American Libraries Direct

A Field Guide to Mobile Libraries

June 2012American Libraries Direct

Lost Gutenbergs: An Interview with Tim Yancey

June 2012 An interview with Tim Yancey, director of the Lost Gutenbergs project, about a two-hundred-year-old pigskin recipe and recreating the Gutenberg Bible – New Yorker’s book blog

A Private Press Pride & Prejudice

June 2012 A small press in Canada is planning a hand-printed, three-volume letterpress edition of “Pride and Prejudice” – New Yorker’s book blog

Identifying First Editions with McBride’s Guide

May 2012 A handy booklet that book collector use to identify first editions. – New Yorker’s book blog

Earliest Dickens Film Discovered

March 2012 The earliest film adaptation of Dickens was buried in an archive from 1901 until now – New Yorker’s book blog

Inside the Academy Awards Greenroom Library

February 2012 The library-styled green room where the stars caught up on their reading at last night’s Academy Awards – New Yorker’s book blog

The World’s Expensive Book at Auction

January 2012 The world’s most expensive book goes up for auction this month at Christie’s – New Yorker’s book blog and American Libraries Direct

Downton Abbey: Elizabeth von Arnim Returns to Life

January. 2012 Does “Downton Abbey” have the power to bring bygone authors back from the dead? – New Yorker’s book blog

Books, Art, and Table One for Sale at Elaine’s Auction

September 2011 Collectors can bid on titles from Elaine Kaufman’s book collection today—or table number one from her famous restaurant – New Yorker’s book blog

On the Trail, Over the Falls

August 2011 What does Sherlock Holmes have to do with meringue? A travel essay on how Arthur Conan Doyle turned the quaint town of Meiringen, Switzerland, into a literary tourist destination – Forbes Booked blog

Collecting at the Center for Book Arts

July 2011 The Center for Book Arts in New York City is showcasing an exhibition of 40 years’ worth of book art … – Forbes Booked blog

Comic Cartography

June 2011 Who knew so many editorial cartoons have cleverly incorporated maps? – New Yorker’s book blog

Super Prices for Superheroes

December 2010 Batman and Superman are fetching six-figure sums. Is this the new golden age of comic books? – New Yorker’s book blog

Of Music and Men

May 2010 Stefan Zweig – Arts & Letters Daily