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First Graphic Designers of English Texts Celebrated in New Bodleian Libraries Exhibition

Oxford, England—The origins of early English graphic design are explored in a new exhibition... read more

The Folio Society's "Micrographia" Wins British Book Design Award

The Folio Society is delighted to announce that their Limited Edition of Robert Hooke’s... read more

Designs for Thames Tunnel Sell for £200,000 at Bonhams Book Sale

Designs for the Thames Tunnel, signed by Marc Isambard Brunel and his son Isambard... read more

New World Record for Harry Potter First Edition at Bonhams

A first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J K Rowling... read more

Russian America and Polar Exploration: The Martin Greene Library at Christie’s, Dec. 7

New York—Christie’s is pleased to present Russian America and Polar Exploration: Highlights from the... read more

Christie's Books & Manuscripts Sale, Dec. 5

New York—Christie’s announces the fall various owner sale of Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts,... read more

Singular Private Collection of Fraternal Order Books at National Book Auctions

Ithaca, NY—National Book Auctions, located in Ithaca, NY, announces the launch of their next... read more

George Washington Spy Letter Leads Auction

New York—Swann Galleries’ auction on Tuesday, November 7 saw fine results for Autographs by... read more

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2015 Bookseller Resource Guide
November/December 2003
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Collecting Christmas
George Meredith's collection of Art and Literature
"I was never interested in Christmas light bulbs. I was more interested in T.S. Eliot."
To Catch a Thief
The ABAA Security Chair on the trail of a rogue collector
"I've been threatened, bullied, and harassed, making new enemies in Africa, Indonesia, the former Soviet bloc and all across America. I've had legal papers served on me by Internet bullies, threats of violence left on my answering machine, and I've even chased thieves out of my own store, across two parking lots and down three alleys. It's not a lifestyle I'd recommend to anyone..."
A Whale of a Town
New Bedford's Literary Legacy
"First we have Moby Dick, Moby Dick, and more Moby-Dick (with and without the hyphen). Moby-Dick, the novel; Moby-Dick, the annual marathon reading of Herman Melville's book; Moby Dick, the comic book; Moby Dick, the movie..."
In Retrospect
Cultural Magazine Collections
"With a category so unfamiliar, I customarily must explain it at least twice, even to a bookseller eager to unload his inventory."
A Book Collector to the End
The Diary of Michael Floy, Jr., Book Collector
"He was never too ill to roam the bookshops. On August 8, 1836, he wrote, "Beautiful day...Able to walk about, but weak, no appetite. Got Dwight's Theology, 6 vols., Eng. edition, $5."

Plus
news from the book world, catalog and auction reviews, and a review of The Book of 101 Books, a survey of collectible photography books. See the complete table of contents for more details.