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

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Greenwich Village Antiquarian Book Fair Celebrates 40 Years

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Contents Spring 2011

Features

Read Online

Scholars in the Stacks

By Richard Goodman

The New York Public Library’s Cullman Fellows dive into the institution’s archives, manuscripts, and books, and surface with scholarly treasures.

Books and Bailouts

By Anne Trubek

Five days in Dublin, Ireland gives us a taste of a city steeped in its literary heritage.

Cocktail Kingdom

By Deborah Burst

Publisher Greg Boehm’s intoxicating collection of vintage cocktail books and barware keeps the gin fizz alive in downtown Manhattan.

 

Digest

How rare is a proof of Plath’s pseudonymously written first novel?

Book: Major collection of city travel guides

Art: The market for photobooks

Object: Preserving the St. Louis Library

Exhibit: Rembrandt at NYC’s Frick Collection

Plus

FineBooksmagazine.com

Dear Reader

Quotes & Comments

Marketplace

Featured Columns

Gently Mad

Save the Books

By Nicholas A. Basbanes

A flood endangers the Boston Athenæum

Record-Breaker

Checkmate

By Ian McKay

Twenty grand for a piece of chess history

Book Art

CBAA, Codex, and Beyond

By Richard Minsky

Recent book art fairs and symposia

Beyond the Basics

It’s All Greek

By Joel Silver

Collecting books you can't read

In the Library

Misplaced Medieval Scissors

By Suzanne Karr Schmidt

The Art Institute of Chicago’s Altered and Adorned

On the Block

Provenance

By Jeremy Dibbell

The estate of Ben Sonnenberg and association copies

How I Got started

Jane Austen

By Ellen F. Brown

Jane Austen collector Mary Gaither Marshall