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CA Antiquarian Book Fair to Feature Rare and Eclectic Items, Feb. 8-10

Oakland, CA - The 52nd California International Antiquarian Book Fair, one of the world's... read more

Greenwich Village Antiquarian Book Fair Celebrates 40 Years

New York — In its 40th year, the Greenwich Village Antiquarian Book Fair is... read more

Only Known Surviving Muslim American Slave Autobiography Goes Online at the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress has acquired and made available online the Omar Ibn Said... read more

Rare Books & Portfolios in Vintage Posters Auction at Swann on Feb. 7

New York--Swann Galleries will offer a sale of Vintage Posters on Thursday, February 7.... read more

Getty Museum Presents "Mapping Space: Recent Acquisitions in Focus"

Los Angeles - Photography’s dynamic relationship to the landscape can be traced to the... read more

Elysa Voshell Named Next Executive Director of MN Center for Book Arts

Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) announced today that Elysa Voshell will be its... read more

Books from the Private Library of Hugh Hefner to be Offered at Rare Books LA

Pasadena, California - Rare Books LA, an antiquarian book, fine print, and photography fair... read more

University of Richmond Museums to Open Exhibition of 17th-Century European Printmaking

The Printed World: Masterpieces of Seventeenth-Century European Printmaking opens February 3 and remains on... read more

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January/February 2004
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Searching for Sylvia Beach
The Publisher of Ulysses Inspires a Literary Journey on Two Continents
"Only now that my travels have ended do I understand where the journey began and that it might not be over."
Dutch Treat
How Booksellers in Holland Invented the Modern Book Auction
"During the Golden Age in 17th-century Holland, modern-style book auctions flourished and became a permanent part of international bookselling."
Surviving the 70s
The Lasting Influence of John Gardner
"The mere fact that people are asking, "Will Gardner be collected in the long run?" more than 20 years after his death says a lot in itself."
A Writer Expresses His Appreciation
"I've never written an author expecting to get a reply. I'm not looking for an autograph. I write out of pure uninhibited spontaneous exuberance. I can't help myself."
An Intimate Experience
Jill Timm Tackles Big Subjects in Small Books
"By showing people spots of nature I happen to love, maybe they'll think about it before damming up a valley, or think about it when they go to vote."
Auction Fervor
Jorge Luis Borges on the Block
"By the time his books were translated into English, Borges, who was born in Buenos Aires in the last years of the 19th century, was in his 60s and going blind. In Latin America, however, he was the preeminent writer of his time."
Second Chances
Sometimes Lady Luck Does Strike Twice
"Why did I sell? Maybe it was boredom, greed or a good hustle, but I was mad at myself at once for doing it. I immediately began looking for replacements."

Plus
the ABAA on DVD, Harry Potter's dedication, WorldBookDealer's demise, catalog and auction reports, and a reviews of Tom Raabe's "Biblioholism," Matthew Battles' "Library: An Unquiet History," and Richard Clement's "The Book in America: With Images from the Library of Congress."