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2015 Bookseller Resource Guide
  • Digest

    Collecting the Clippings

    Hair collectors rarely have a bad-hair day—or so it seems in talking to Heritage Auctions’ consignment director Marsha Dixey. “On a good day, you can make $2,500,” from celebrity curls, she said, “but it all depends on many things—condition and size of the lock or number of strands, the market demand

  • In the News

    Plath’s Personal Copy of “The Bell Jar” is Top Lot at Bonhams

    Sylvia Plath’s own signed, pre-publication copy of The Bell Jar was top lot at the Bonhams Fine Books and Manuscripts Sale today, 21 March, realised £87,500. The sale, which included the Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes collection, achieved

  • Fine Books Blog

    Found in a Garage: A First Edition of Thomas Paine’s “American Crisis”

    Only four copies of the first edition of Thomas Paine’s morale-boosting pamphlet, The American Crisis (“These are the times which try men’s souls…“) were known to survive, but a fifth has come to light

  • In the News

    The British Library Sends Manuscript Treasures to Shanghai Library

    Original manuscripts by five of the greatest writers in the English language will go on show in Shanghai for the first time in March 2018. ‘Where Great Writers Gather: Treasures of the British Library’ will feature drafts, correspondence and manuscripts by writers including Charlotte Brontë,

Handwritten Manuscript for Springsteen's "Born to Run" to be Offered at Sotheby's in June

New York—This June Sotheby’s will present a handwritten working manuscript of “Born to Run,”... read more

Shel Silverstein Will Headline University Archives' May 8 Online Sale

Westport, CT - A Betamax cassette with Apple Computer’s first (and now-famous) TV commercial... read more

Early Portraits by Picasso & Rembrandt Lead Swann Prints Auction

New York — Swann Galleries’ offering of Old Master Through Modern Prints on Tuesday,... read more

Wernher von Braun 'Man Will Conquer Space Soon' Archive Sells for $98,644 at Auction 

Boston, MA—An archive of signed drawings, diagrams, charts, and letters by Dr. Wernher von... read more

Flash: British Photography from the Collection of Jeffrey M. Kaplan at Freeman’s

Philadelphia, PA - A true renaissance man, Jeffrey M. Kaplan’s life and experiences have... read more

Nantucket Book Festival Gearing Up for 7th Annual Event, June 15-17

Nantucket, MA—Now in its seventh year, the Nantucket Book Festival has established itself as... read more

Heritage Auctions' Chicago Comics & Comic Art Auction Could Challenge Record

Dallas, TX - The book considered by many to be the “Holy Grail” of... read more

Over 280 Important Manuscripts Offered at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ May 1 Auction

The highlight of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers' May 1st sale of Fine Printed Books and... read more

Gently Mad Blog

Rare Books &c. at Auction This Week

On Monday, April 23, Australian Book Auctions sells Books and Documents, in 182 lots.... read more

Behind the Bookshelves: The Podcast

The folks at AbeBooks have decided to throw their hats into the podcast ring;... read more

The Estate of a Famed NYC 'Dumpster Diver' Heads to Auction

Coming to auction next week is a small collection of New York City books,... read more

Bright Young Librarians: Sarah Carrier

Our Bright Young Librarians series continues today with Sarah Carrier, North Carolina Subject Librarian... read more

New Rare Books Heist Film

The rare book world is abuzz with the news that a film based on... read more

Rare Books &c. at Auction This Week

Three auctions I'll be watching this week, all on Thursday, April 19: At Swann... read more

The Salon International du Livre Rare Opens Today

Paris, tu es ma gaieté, Paris... Spring in Paris--is there anything better? Doubtful. The... read more

Spring 2018 Books about Books Roundup

In search of a few new books about books to add your library? May... read more

Bright Young Librarians: Elizabeth Call

Our Bright Young Librarians series continues today with Elizabeth Call, special collections outreach librarian... read more

News Stories

Handwritten Manuscript for Springsteen's "Born to Run" to be Offered at Sotheby's in June

New York—This June Sotheby’s will present a handwritten working manuscript of “Born to Run,”... read more

Shel Silverstein Will Headline University Archives' May 8 Online Sale

Westport, CT - A Betamax cassette with Apple Computer’s first (and now-famous) TV commercial... read more

Early Portraits by Picasso & Rembrandt Lead Swann Prints Auction

New York — Swann Galleries’ offering of Old Master Through Modern Prints on Tuesday,... read more

Wernher von Braun 'Man Will Conquer Space Soon' Archive Sells for $98,644 at Auction 

Boston, MA—An archive of signed drawings, diagrams, charts, and letters by Dr. Wernher von... read more

Flash: British Photography from the Collection of Jeffrey M. Kaplan at Freeman’s

Philadelphia, PA - A true renaissance man, Jeffrey M. Kaplan’s life and experiences have... read more

Nantucket Book Festival Gearing Up for 7th Annual Event, June 15-17

Nantucket, MA—Now in its seventh year, the Nantucket Book Festival has established itself as... read more

Heritage Auctions' Chicago Comics & Comic Art Auction Could Challenge Record

Dallas, TX - The book considered by many to be the “Holy Grail” of... read more

Over 280 Important Manuscripts Offered at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ May 1 Auction

The highlight of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers' May 1st sale of Fine Printed Books and... read more