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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

Rarities Reach Six Figures at Heritage Auctions' Rare Books & Maps Auction

Dallas, TX - An extremely rare first edition considered one of the most significant... read more

Winners of the 2018 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Announced

Dayton, OH - Salt Houses, Hala Alyan's debut novel about a displaced Palestinian family,... read more

The Eric Carle Museum Announces "Our Voice: The Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards"

Amherst, MA --An exhibition depicting African American life, history, and culture by some of... read more

A New Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at Philadelphia Museum of Art

Timothy Rub, the George D. Widener Director and Chief Executive Officer at the Philadelphia... read more

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2015 Bookseller Resource Guide
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

Read Online

Art: Penguin’s Drop Caps Series

Read Online

Object: Art Deco Bookends

Plus

FineBooksmagazine.com

Dear Reader

Quotes & Comments

Marketplace