coming eventsComing Events

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

In the News

At Bonhams: Orwell's Copy of "Keep the Aspidistra Flying" Presented to a Bookseller

An important, inscribed, first edition presentation copy of George Orwell’s 1936 novel Keep the... read more

The Book Illustration Competition 2017 Announces Winner

The Folio Society and House of Illustration are thrilled to announce Darya Shnykina as... read more

Ski & Winter Imagery Lead Swann Galleries' March 16 Sale of Vintage Posters

New York—On Thursday, March 16, Swann Galleries will hold an auction of Vintage Posters,... read more

Asemic Writing Exhibition at Minnesota Center for Book Arts Through May 28

Asemic writing is a wordless semantic form that often has the appearance of abstract... read more

Greenwich will Host the Largest Ephemera Fair in the Country, March 18-19

Mark your calendar for what will undoubtedly be the finest celebration of all things... read more

Galley Proofs for Martin Luther King's Last Book to be Auctioned

LOS ANGELES, February 21, 2017 - Galley proofs for Dr. Martin Luther King’s last... read more

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

Follow us on TwitterLike us on Facebook
Auction Guide
Advertise with Us
2015 Bookseller Resource Guide
November/December 2008
Contents
cover
Buy it Now!

2008 Holiday Gift Guide

Compiled by Rebecca Rego Barry A baker’s dozen gift ideas for the collector who has everything.

Under Full Sail

By Joan Druett An American family turns seafaring into a publishing dynasty.

Morocco Bound

By Michael Greer An American teacher becomes an apprentice book binder.

Success and the University Press

Excerpt by Nicholas Basbanes A World of Letters details the history of the Yale University Press from 1908–2008.

DEPARTMENTS

Digest

-The future of the book catalog
-Bauman takes on Las Vegas
-The College Book Art Association
-Thoughts on Lee Israel

Book Reviews

A pair of DVDs offers the rare chance to watch a master book binder at work. Plus: Books received at the FB&C offices.

On The Market

Collecting maritime books.

Dear Reader

Quotes & Comments

Catalogs Received

Calendar: Auctions & Fairs

ad index

Columns

Gently Mad

By Nicholas Basbanes Tales from the UCLA library.

Fine MAPS

By Derek Hayes Buying stolen maps.

Book Arts

By Richard Goodman Art Colony Editions.

Beyond the Basics

By Joel Silver Treasures in the attic.

How I Got Started

Stephen M. Matyas, Jr., collector of early reprints of the Declaration of Independence.

Auction Report

By Ian McKay Previews of noteworthy items at upcoming auctions, results of interesting items at auctions past, and a calendar of events