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The 2018 Morgan Book Project Awards: Illustrated Books by Exceptional Young People

New York, NY — Known for exhibiting book designs by artists ranging from the... read more

"A Marriage of Artistry: Leo And Diane Dillon" Opens at the Eric Carle Museum on May 26

Amherst, MA — Together, Leo and Diane Dillon created illustrations of extraordinary beauty and... read more

The Duke of Portland Set of Audubon's "Birds of America" to be Auctioned at Christie's on June 14

New York - On June 14, 2018, collectors will have a rare chance to... read more

LOC Appoints Inaugural Jay I. Kislak Chair for the Study of the History and Cultures of the Early Americas

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress today announced the appointment... read more

Heritage Auctions to Offer 10 Works By Norman Rockwell

Dallas, TX - A painting by one of the most popular American artists of... read more

Rare Stephen Hawking Signature to be Auctioned

Los Angeles - A book signed by Stephen Hawking in 1973 will be auctioned... read more

Iconic Lichtenstein Print Brings $540,500 at Heritage Auctions

Dallas, TX - Nude with Blue Hair - a monumental work combining the talent... read more

Handwritten Manuscript for Springsteen's "Born to Run" to be Offered at Sotheby's in June

New York—This June Sotheby’s will present a handwritten working manuscript of “Born to Run,”... read more

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Contents Summer 2014

What You Get for $1 Million (and More)

By Ian McKay and Rebecca Rego Barry

A baker’s dozen of books and manuscripts reached seven figures at auction over the past year.

The Map Thief

By Michael Blanding

An esteemed rare map dealer pocketed at least a hundred maps from university libraries between 2002 and 2005, when he was finally caught.

Biblio 360

Your guide to the world of book and fine art collecting, including details on hundreds of events and exhibits to attend, more than 75 clubs or membership libraries to join, and 50 book fairs to browse, plus classes, lectures, and more!

 

Featured Columns

Gently Mad

Bewildering Variety

By Nicholas A. Basbanes

The Huntington Library showcases its depth

Record-Breaker

There and Back Again

By Ian McKay

Gordon Waldorf’s pristine first edition of The Hobbit

Book Art

French Lessons

By Richard Minsky

An interview with bookbinder Donald Glaister

Beyond the Basics

In Praise of Author Bibliographies

By Joel Silver

Layman’s bibliography provides an indispensable resource

In the Library

Impaled and Quartered

By Heather Wolfe

The Folger Shakespeare Library explores coats of arms

Fine Maps

The Great War and Modern Cartography

By Jeffrey S. Murray

The AEF's not-so-secret weapon: better maps of the Western Front

Sold@Auction

Modest Delights

By Ian McKay

A landmark of gay literature, an early slave narrative, and a Phantom Lady comic

On the Block

Gorey Details

By Jeremy Dibbell

Sam Speigel's first-rate collection of Edward Gorey

How I Got Started

Miniature Books

Collector Patricia Pistner

Digest

Read Online

When books go missing

Book: Letterpress Shakespeare

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Art: Penguin’s Drop Caps Series

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Object: Art Deco Bookends

Plus

FineBooksmagazine.com

Dear Reader

Quotes & Comments

Marketplace