January 2013 | Rebecca Rego Barry

Top Ten Posts from 2012

What were your favorite FB&C blog posts from 2012? If you're like most of our readers, these were the top ten stories that piqued your interest last year. And if you missed one, here's your chance to look back.

#1: The Books of Moonrise Kingdom. A brief look at the faux books created for Wes Anderson's film, Moonrise Kingdom.

#2: The Return of the Edinburgh Book Sculptor. During Book Week Scotland, the anonymous artist struck again with her beautiful book sculptures.

#3: The World's Most Expensive Book at Auction. We wondered if Christie's would break the world record for a printed book at auction with the Duke of Portland's set of Audubon's Birds of America. It didn't, but the price tag was a hefty $7.9 million.

#4: Inside the Academy Awards Greenroom Library. Behind the scenes with Thatcher Wine of Juniper Books, who designed a library for the star-studded event.

#5: McMurtry's Booked Up Moving On. An announcement that McMurtry would be selling off the majority of his Archer City bookstore stock.

#6: At Downton Abbey, Elizabeth Von Armin Returns to Life. A late nineteenth-century novel got a lift from a PBS hit (and p.s., the show starts again this Sunday!)

#7: Scandal, Hype, and Making Rare Books. We asked what modern books will become collectible--and got some fun answers.

#8: Selling a Million-Dollar Photobook. Edward Curtis' The North American Indian went to auction and ended up realizing $1.44 million.

#9: Classic Novels Get Erotic Makeover. A British publisher's erotic versions of literary classics. Hmmm.

#10: One Hundred Famous Children's Books. The first installment of our series on The Grolier Club's forthcoming exhibit on children's literature.