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Theology, 16th-Century, Mystery, West at National Book Auctions

ITHACA, NY--National Book Auctions, located in Ithaca, NY, announces the launch of their next... read more

Complete Copy of "Seven Pillars of Wisdom" Leads Swann Galleries' May Literature Auction

New York—On Tuesday, May 16, Swann Galleries will hold an auction of 19th &... read more

Two Editions from the Folio Society Shortlisted for the 2017 V&A Illustration Awards

The Folio Society is proud to announce that two artists shortlisted for this year’s... read more

Archive Acquired of Theatre and Film Actor Peter O’Toole

AUSTIN, Texas - The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin... read more

The J. Paul Getty Museum Presents "The Lure of Italy: Artists' Views"

LOS ANGELES - For centuries, Italy has fascinated travelers and artists alike. From the... read more

The Arcadian Library and Bloomsbury Publishing Launch Arcadian Library Online

The Arcadian Library and Bloomsbury Publishing are delighted to announce the launch of... read more

Aviation, New York City Scenes Capture Attention in May 18 Photographs Auction

DALLAS, Texas (April 19, 2017) - Two excellent portfolios/collections are highlighted in the Heritage... read more

Boston Public Library Returns a Manuscript, a Leaf, and a Book to Italy

BOSTON - April 19, 2017 [updated] Today Boston Public Library announced the return of... 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