Top Fine Books Posts of 2021

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It’s that time of year when you catch up on all the most popular stories of 2021 that you somehow missed. The great Fran Lebowitz leads our list, while the legendary Lawrence Ferlinghetti concludes it. In between: books about books, book collectors, and booksellers.

#1 Fran Lebowitz, Book Collector
A jaunt through NYC with Lebowitz (pictured above); stops at the Argosy and the NYPL.

#2 Antiquarian Bookshop in Bucolic Upstate NY Seeks New Owner
We can dream, right?

#3 What are the Best Cities for Book Lovers?
A highly debatable list, with Pasadena at the top.

#4 Rare Books on the Runway
Antiquarian books + haute couture.

#5 Bright Young Collectors: Stacy Shirk
An enchanting collection of fairy tales.

#6 Books about Books: Spring ’21 Edition
Book burning, Paris, the OED, Florence, & curiosities.

#7 Attic Find of Historic NY Photography Studio
“I think we found the Goonies treasure.”

#8 In Memoriam Antiquarian Bookseller Dorothy Sloan
“A pioneering woman in the book trade.”

#9 On the Hunt for Rare Books
The memoir of Texas book collector Kurt Zimmerman.

#10 Lawrence Ferlinghetti Dies at 101
Poet, painter, publisher, and bookseller.

What was popular in 2020? Read on.