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2015 Bookseller Resource Guide
  • Digest

    Collecting for “Vidiots”

    The advent of the Video Home System (VHS) in 1977 revolutionized the way we watch movies. With VHS, for the first time since the invention of filmmaking, vast legions of the movie-loving masses held the power to select, take home, and watch

  • Fine Books Blog

    Rare Book Week West

    We present this year’s edition of Rare Book Week West, which runs (roughly) February 5-12. Here you’ll find information about the upcoming CA International Antiquarian Book Fair, the CODEX book fair and symposium, a special PBA Galleries auction, and a dozen exhibitions and events of related bibliophilic interest,

  • In the News

    Rare Poe Tintype at Swann Galleries

    On February 14, Swann Galleries will offer Icons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks, with spectacular examples of the medium representing a range of styles and technological advances, from mid-nineteenth century portraiture to contemporary photo collages.

  • Special Report

    Washington—and Longfellow—Slept Here

    The untold story of a house that accommodated soldiers, statesmen, and poets

January 11

Lyon & Turnbull

January 13-14

Austin Book Fair

January 18

Sotheby's

February 3-5

Miami Map Fair

February 10-12

CA Book Fair

February 5-8

Codex

Find More Events in the FB&C Calendar

A Prominent San Francisco Library from the Andrew F. Burke Family 

Michaan’s is pleased to announce the sale of a prominent San Francisco Library consisting... read more

Art and Emblems of Friendships with the Kennedys at Bonhams' Bi-Atlantic Sales

NEW YORK — The first of Bonhams' Kennedy offerings, is a section titled the... read more

Octavia E. Butler's Archive on View for First Time

SAN MARINO, Calif.—A new exhibition opening this spring at The Huntington Library, Art Collections,... read more

Swann Galleries' Historic Photographs Sale Clears $1.5 Million

New York—On Tuesday, February 14, Swann Galleries offered Icons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks,... read more

The Morgan Acquires Important Drawings by Hockney, Puryear, and Camille Corot

New York, NY, February 15, 2017 — The Morgan Library & Museum announced today... read more

Audubon and Gould Among Sales at Worth Auctions

A diverse range of fine art and antiques was featured at Worth Auctions' February... read more

Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Working Notebooks Lead Bonhams NY Sale

NEW YORK —Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s 1835-1837 notebook containing drafts for every poem featured in... read more

Swann Galleries Presents English & Enlightenment Works In March Auction of Early Printed Books

New York— On Thursday, March 9, Swann Galleries will hold an auction of Early... read more

Gently Mad Blog

Marcel Proust Caught on Film?

Marcel Proust died in 1922 at age 51. While there are many surviving... read more

Exquisite English Rebus Bible at Auction

Amongst a collection of antique rifles, carved pipes, and Civil War imprints for sale... read more

Fly Me to the Moon: Latest Bonhams Fine Books & Manuscripts Catalog Soars

Bonhams will hold its Fine Books and Manuscripts sale in London on Wednesday March... read more

Mark Samuels Lasner Donates $10-million Collection to University of Delaware

The University of Delaware's Special Collections Library has received the largest and most valuable... read more

Sylvester Stallone, Book Collector

It might be hard to square Rambo with rare books, but then again, people... read more

Thieves Steal Over 160 Rare Books in Major Heist

In the early morning hours of January 30, a gang of thieves, in a... read more

Postcard from the CA Antiquarian Book Fair, 2017

Guest post by Jonathan ShipleyA first edition of James Joyce's Ulysses. The first photograph... read more

Rare Book Week West: Letterpress, Calligraphy & More

The 50th California International Antiquarian Book Fair (CIABF) kicks off today, and in addition... read more

Rare Book Week West: PBA Galleries Benefit Auction

All this week on the blog we've been highlighting Rare Book Week West. Today's... read more

News Stories

A Prominent San Francisco Library from the Andrew F. Burke Family 

Michaan’s is pleased to announce the sale of a prominent San Francisco Library consisting... read more

Art and Emblems of Friendships with the Kennedys at Bonhams' Bi-Atlantic Sales

NEW YORK — The first of Bonhams' Kennedy offerings, is a section titled the... read more

Octavia E. Butler's Archive on View for First Time

SAN MARINO, Calif.—A new exhibition opening this spring at The Huntington Library, Art Collections,... read more

Swann Galleries' Historic Photographs Sale Clears $1.5 Million

New York—On Tuesday, February 14, Swann Galleries offered Icons & Images: Photographs & Photobooks,... read more

The Morgan Acquires Important Drawings by Hockney, Puryear, and Camille Corot

New York, NY, February 15, 2017 — The Morgan Library & Museum announced today... read more

Audubon and Gould Among Sales at Worth Auctions

A diverse range of fine art and antiques was featured at Worth Auctions' February... read more

Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Working Notebooks Lead Bonhams NY Sale

NEW YORK —Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s 1835-1837 notebook containing drafts for every poem featured in... read more

Swann Galleries Presents English & Enlightenment Works In March Auction of Early Printed Books

New York— On Thursday, March 9, Swann Galleries will hold an auction of Early... read more