Selections from the papers of Ian Rankin, Scotland’s best known contemporary crime writer, are now on view at the National Library of Scotland (NLS) in Edin
January 17, 2023
September 12, 2022
This is a test designed to determine your bookman's I.Q.
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,
August 25, 2022
Sometime around 1886, Oscar Wilde was assigned to write a book review of Percy H. Fitzgerald's book, The Book Fancier: or, The romance of book collecting, published that year by S. Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington in London and Scribner & Welford in New York.
August 6, 2022
Sir Edward Cazalet, the step-grandson of prolific British author P. G.
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 Fragile History."
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 t
July 25, 2022
One room was abandoned when the piles neared the ceiling, and at some point a subsidence of books blocked the door from the inside, sealing the room off.
July 25, 2022
A garden spade owned by both George Bernard Shaw and Ray Bradbury is currently up for auction from Nate D. Sanders. The online auction, which includes many other lots from Ray Bradbury's personal art and book collections, concludes today at 5 p.m. PST. At the time of this writing, bidding on the spade is at $5,000.