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New World Record for Harry Potter First Edition at Bonhams

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

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Christie's Books & Manuscripts Sale, Dec. 5

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Singular Private Collection of Fraternal Order Books at National Book Auctions

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George Washington Spy Letter Leads Auction

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2017 Winners of the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards

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Exhibition of New Work by Emerging Artists Responding to The Huntington's Collections to Open Nov. 18

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2015 Bookseller Resource Guide
March/April 2004
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Shop Talk
San Francisco fair buzz, Block on the block, book arts booster, first aid for books.
Literary Lotte
Rare author photos surface in the Jacobi archive.
— Lotte Jacobi pioneering portraits have been rediscovered by the art world. Book lovers should take note of her stunning author photographs, included previously unpublished images of J.D. Salinger taken during the photo shoot for the dust jacket picture on The Catcher in the Rye.
Gutenberg's Secrets
Can Technology Solve the First Printer's Mysteries?
—"The cyclotron can, if improperly tuned, drill a hole through a steel plate," said semi-retired physicist Thomas Cahill of the University of California, Davis. Researchers need to be very careful when aiming it at a Gutenberg Bible to analyze the printer's ink.
Audubon's Elephant
In a new book, Duff Hart-Davis tells of the long struggle to publish The Birds of America.
When Audubon sailed for Liverpool to find a publisher for his bird paintings, it was a fool's errand. He had failed at every business venture he had ever tried, had no training in ornithology and the only person he knew in England despised him.
OP asked bird artist David Allen Sibley about Audubon's influence on modern bird illustration. Read the full interview online.
A Firsthand Look At China's Reviving Book Trade.
—"After decades of dormancy during the devastating Cultural Revolution and its aftermath, book collecting in China is coming into its own."
Trailing Captain Cook
—"I'm interested not only in history, but in how the past is felt in the present," says Tony Horwitz, author of Blue Latitudes: Going Boldly Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before.
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