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2015 Bookseller Resource Guide
  • In the Library

    Saved by the Cover

    While cataloguing and mounting six exhibitions of American publishers’ bindings, I noticed a few exceptional cover designs by important designers on novels by Amelia E. Barr, a writer I had never heard of. Searching for other titles by this mystery woman, I found seventy books by Barr issued between 1882 and 1919, some in several different editions, …

  • In the News

    The Rothschild Pentateuch Acquired

    The Getty Museum announced its acquisition of the most spectacular medieval Hebrew manuscript to become available in more than a century. “The Rothschild Pentateuch will be the greatest High Medieval Hebrew manuscript in the United States, …

  • Fine Books Blog

    Postcard from the Dordrecht Book Market

    One of the largest fairs of the year is the Dordrecht book market (or Dordtse Boekenmarkt as it is properly known). It is held outside and takes over the market square in Dordrecht center, as well as ten of the surrounding streets, welcoming almost 500 exhibitors.

  • In the News

    Tribal Art Soars

    A Kiowa warrior’s book of drawings documenting his captivity in the U.S. Army in 1875 sold for $396,500 at Heritage Auctions.

Assistance Requested: Carnegie Library Theft

In an effort to aid in the recovery of materials missing as a result... read more

Groundbreaking Swedish Underground Exhibition at the Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair, Sept. 8-9

It’s the largest known collection of artwork and photography produced by the leading Swedish... read more

Early Details on the 42nd Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, Nov. 16-18

Boston - The annual fall gathering for booklovers, the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair... read more

Christie's Presents the Diann G. and Thomas A. Mann Collection of Photographic Masterworks

New York - Christie's announces the sale of An American Journey: The Diann G... read more

Dayton Literary Peace Prize Announces 2018 Finalists

Dayton, Ohio - Recognizing the power of literature to promote peace and reconciliation, the... read more

Poster Auctions International, Inc. Unveils New Poster Price Guide

New York - Poster Auctions International, Inc., has unveiled its all-new Poster Price Guide,... read more

Celebrating Frankenstein's 200th Anniversary at the Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair

“It’s alive, It’s alive! cried the crazed scientist, Dr. Frankenstein, looking up from his... read more

Frazetta's "Escape on Venus" Leads Heritage Auctions' Comics & Comic Art Auction

Dallas, TX - Frenetic bidding drove the final price for Frank Frazetta’s Escape on... read more

Gently Mad Blog

Marguerite Duras's Autobiographical Novel Gets Big Screen Treatment

In 1985, French philosopher and writer Marguerite Duras (1914-1996) published The War: A... read more

In Search of the Stairs in Jane Austen's "Persuasion"

Guest Post by Catherine Batac WalderA walk along the famous Cobb, the wall that... read more

Bright Young Librarians: Karin Suni

Our Bright Young Librarians series continues today with Karin Suni, Curator of the Theatre... read more

The Palindromists

Love language and wordplay, puns and palindromes (you know, those words and phrases that... read more

Rare Books &c. at Auction This Week

Doyle will hold an online-only sale of Hunting Books from the Collection of Arnold... read more

Q&A with "Kama Sutra" Illustrator Victo Ngai

Just as each age has reinvented Shakespeare to suit its own time and culture,... read more

Kurt Vonnegut, Sculptor

Best known for his novels like Slaughterhouse-Five and Cat's Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut also created... read more

Previously Unpublished Hemingway Story in Strand Magazine

"A Room on the Garden Side," a short story originally written by Ernest Hemingway... read more

A Visit to Mark Twain's House

Should you find yourself in or near Hartford, Connecticut, make time for the Mark... read more

News Stories

Assistance Requested: Carnegie Library Theft

In an effort to aid in the recovery of materials missing as a result... read more

Groundbreaking Swedish Underground Exhibition at the Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair, Sept. 8-9

It’s the largest known collection of artwork and photography produced by the leading Swedish... read more

Early Details on the 42nd Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, Nov. 16-18

Boston - The annual fall gathering for booklovers, the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair... read more

Christie's Presents the Diann G. and Thomas A. Mann Collection of Photographic Masterworks

New York - Christie's announces the sale of An American Journey: The Diann G... read more

Dayton Literary Peace Prize Announces 2018 Finalists

Dayton, Ohio - Recognizing the power of literature to promote peace and reconciliation, the... read more

Poster Auctions International, Inc. Unveils New Poster Price Guide

New York - Poster Auctions International, Inc., has unveiled its all-new Poster Price Guide,... read more

Celebrating Frankenstein's 200th Anniversary at the Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair

“It’s alive, It’s alive! cried the crazed scientist, Dr. Frankenstein, looking up from his... read more

Frazetta's "Escape on Venus" Leads Heritage Auctions' Comics & Comic Art Auction

Dallas, TX - Frenetic bidding drove the final price for Frank Frazetta’s Escape on... read more