Fine Books News: Recent

The Empire State Rare Book and Print Fair will take over St. Bartholomew’s Church at 325 Park…
This is a guest post by Beth Kephart, author of My Life in Paper: Adventures in Ephemera (Temple…
News September 20, 2023
The 2023 Honey & Wax Book Collecting Prize has been won by Auroura Morgan, owner of Black Lantern Tattoo Co., Nashville, Tennessee, for Hybrid Botanicals: A Modern Tattoo Artist’s Reference Collection.
News September 20, 2023
Kenneth Gloss, who runs the Brattle Book Shop in Boston, will speak at New York’s Grolier Club to talk about the 'improbable finds' of his decades-long career in an in-person and virtual presentation on October 5 which is open to the public. 
News September 19, 2023
Potter & Potter Auctions’ 'Lieutenant Nobu Shirase and the Japanese Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1912: The Important Collection of Chet Ross Sale' will be held on October 12 featuring his historic collection of publications plus other materials related to exploration, travel, and the polar…
Current Events & Trends September 19, 2023
Gagosian’s rare book specialist Douglas Flamm has set up an advisory service for people wanting to build a private library, either from scratch or to add to an existing collection.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of opening to the public, Chawton House is bringing together some of the most precious treasures in the collection for the first time. Covering the Knight and Austen family history, the women – including Jane Austen – who have shaped the estate and the remarkable…
Current Events & Trends September 18, 2023
Here are the auctions I'll be watching this week:
News September 18, 2023
Helping Ukrainian Books and Booksellers (HUBB) is preparing an international rare book sale to support colleagues under fire. The online auction is scheduled for the middle of November and its organizers are actively seeking donations of rare and collectible books, manuscripts, artwork, and…
News September 18, 2023
For nearly seven decades, Jack Kuster pursued his dream of amassing an extraordinary collection of autographs, spanning the golden era of Hollywood through to the modern age.
News September 18, 2023
The British Library has announced that it has acquired the archive of politician and academic Shirley Williams (1930-2021), commonly regarded as one of the most influential figures in British social democracy in the latter half of the 20th century. 
Auctions September 15, 2023
Sworders’ upcoming Books and Maps sale will include the collection of London book dealer Paul Bentley (1931-2022). The 200 lots – including a copy of the most famous British atlas of the 17th century - come for sale from his niece.