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Quinn's to Host July 26 Modern Prints, Poster & Works on Paper Auction

Falls Church, VA - Quinn's Auction Galleries and its subsidiary Waverly Rare Books &... read more

48th Edition of "Overstreet Comic Book Guide" Offered Through Heritage Auctions

Dallas, TX - Collectors and fans of comics and comic art can download a... read more

Author John Irving to Receive Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award

Dayton, OH - Writer John Irving (The World According to Garp, The Cider House... read more

AntiquarianAuctions.com Auction #68, July 19-26

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The 5th Annual Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair Will Kick Off Brooklyn Book Week

It's big! Book lovers by the hundreds, will be heading to Brooklyn this Fall... read more

The Artist Book Foundation Presents Recent Works by Carole Feuerman

North Adams, Massachusetts—The Artist Book Foundation (TABF) will celebrate the Hyperrealist sculptor Carole Feuerman... read more

Doyle to Auction Angling Books From the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson

New York - Doyle is pleased to auction an extensive collection of angling books... read more

Bob Dylan Handwritten Letter Among Highlights at RR Auction

Boston, MA - A handwritten letter from Bob Dylan to an old Greenwich Village... read more

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The 2015 Fine Books & Collections Holiday Gift Guide

What to buy for the book and art lovers on your list By Nate Pedersen & Stephen J. Gertz Nate Pedersen is a librarian and journalist in Oregon. His website is natepedersen.com. Stephen J. Gertz is a lifelong lover and collector of rare books who began his career in the trade in 1985 as a rare book scout and dealer. His writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and various online magazines.

Reading Chair

The writing was on the wall; now it’s on the furniture. The Zoey armchair and ottoman in “Script White” from Home Decorators features vintage examples of stylish penmanship, letterpress, and engraved block and cursive lettering on its upholstery as an eye-catching decorative motif. With a classic French wingback design married to modern comfort, it is relaxing and visually engaging, so much so that you may wonder whether to sit in it or read it. No need to choose. You can do both! You’ll feel as if you fell into an unusually bound and cozy first edition of Louis Rossignol’s 1775 manual, L’art d’écrire. $799

www.homedecorators.com

Courtesy of Home Decorators.

Inspired by Audubon

This lamp from the museum store at the New-York Historical Society will feather your nest as well as pleasingly brighten it. The cylindrical shade features John James Audubon’s watercolor of the blue-winged warbler, vividly printed in high resolution. The N-YHS holds all 474 of Audubon’s known avian watercolors, 433 of which were prepared for The Birds of America, and this product is one of many inspired by that collection. The lamp possesses a harp and finial and stands 21” tall; the base is brushed nickel. $59.95

shop.nyhistory.org

Courtesy of the New-York Historical Society Museum Store.

A Night at the Theatre

The Folger Theatre at the Folger Shakespeare Library is staging a new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream from January 26March 6, 2016, perhaps to help us make it through another potential winter of our discontent in Washington, D.C. Directed by the award-winning Aaron Posner, Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedyone of his most popular workscelebrates tangled love, mischief-making fairies, and the follies and foibles of being human. A band of musicians will provide background to the goings-on. Treat your favorite theatre lover to a ticket, available for $3575.

www.folger.edu

Courtesy of the Folger Theatre.

Great Drinkers

While we will never have the chance to actually raise a glass with W. B. Yeats or Dorothy Parker (that pesky business about death getting in the way), we can at least toast their memory by downing whiskey in glasses graced by their visages. These six glasses from Brooklyn’s Unemployed Philosophers Guild include an illustration of the author on one side and a quote about drinking on the other side. Who can abstain once they’ve unveiled this fine Yeats quote: “The problem with some people is that when they’re not drunk, they’re sober.” $16.95

www.philosophersguild.com

Courtesy of the Unemployed Philosopher’s Guild.

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