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Hunter S. Thompson Archive Consisting of 182 Letters to be Auctioned

Los Angeles - An extraordinary collection of 182 letters by Gonzo journalist Hunter S.Thompson... read more

Boston's Panopticon Gallery Opens "Bibliophile" Exhibition

To coincide with start of a new school year, Panopticon Gallery presents Bibliophile, a... read more

Howard Greenberg Gallery Presents "Vivian Maier: The Color Work"

New York - The color work of street photographer Vivian Maier will be the... read more

Bonhams Introduces the Griffith J. Davis Photography and Archives

New York − On October 2, Bonhams sale of Photographs will offer over 130... read more

Modern African-American Art Shines in Oct 4 Sale at Swann

New York—African-American Fine Art sales at Swann Galleries offer the opportunity to see marketplace... read more

The First Book Published and Printed in Antarctica at Bonhams NY

New York− On September 25, Bonhams sale of Exploration and Travel, Featuring Americana will... read more

The First Western Book on Cosmetics & Scents will be Sold in Paris

Published for the first time in Venice in 1555, it was a precious asset... read more

Printed Matter Presents the NY Art Book Fair Sept. 21-23

Printed Matter, Inc. presents THE NY ART BOOK FAIR, September 21-23, 2018 Preview:... 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

Swann Song

Running with Scissors

Postcards from Havana

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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.