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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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Features

Bedside Manor

By Richard W. Stevenson

New Jersey neurologist and author Steven Lomazow says magazines offer a lot of collecting bang for your bucks. His collection covers three centuries.

What a Million Buys You

By P. Scott Brown

You’ll have to look hard to find a book that has recently fetched more than a million dollars. Manuscripts and leaves, though—that's another matter.

Michigan’s Bibliomaniac

By J. Kevin Graffagnino

William L. Clements was mad for Americana, and he gave his extraordinary collection to his alma mater. He wanted to share his fascination, but not share it too much.

Gift Guide for Book Lovers

By Rebecca Rego Barry

Fine Books has found gifts to please every collector.

Rules He Lived

By Nicholas Basbanes

Abraham Lincoln loved reading and writing so much, he walked 12 miles to acquire Kirkham's Grammar, now among the Library of Congress’s “Top Treasures.”

Ibsen, Hamsun, and a Tiny Smoked Fish

By Erica Olsen

Perhaps it was the fierce winters that kept them all indoors, working and writing. Norway offers a rich history and collecting opportunity for the book-minded.

Let Freedom Ring

By David W. Pettus

The British outlawed slavery in their own nation in 1807, then went about outlawing it everywhere else. A remarkable 1851 journal by Royal Navy Lt. Gilbert Elliot Jr. records the journey.

 

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Books In Hard Times

A New Heaven is Begun

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Gently Mad

Joseph Heller

By Nicholas Basbanes

In his upcoming book, About the Author: Inside the Creative Process, Nicholas Basbanes reports on the creation of art by some of the greatest authors from the late twentieth-century. Meet Joseph Heller.

FINE MAPS

Ten Maps that Shaped the West

By Derek Hayes

Western Expansion was very much a cartographic experience. Derek Hayes explores ten noteworthy maps.

FINE PRESSes

My Ten Favorite Fine Press Books

By Richard Goodman

If you could choose just ten fine press books, which would they be? Richard Goodman tries to decide.