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The British Library Sends Manuscript Treasures to Shanghai Library

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Waverly's March 22 Auction Features Hamilton Letter & Louis C. Tiffany-signed Art Book

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2015 Bookseller Resource Guide
Contents Spring 2016

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Rare Book Week

Our guide to the book fairs, auctions, and exhibits in New York City, April 4-13

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Auction Guide

A preview of some of the auctions coming up this spring

Mo Willems Takes New York

By Noah Fleisher and Lauren Zittle

A city-centric look at the bestselling author/illustrator

The Wonder of the World

By Stephen J. Gertz

Magician and collector Ricky Jay's obsession with seventeenth-century polymath Matthias Buchinger

Gently Mad

Packing My Library

By Nicholas A. Basbanes

Saying goodbye to one's books


A Shining Copy of Opticks

By Ian McKay

Halley’s copy of Newton

In View

Blue Prints

By Andrea L. Volpe

Spotlighting cyanotypes

Beyond the Basics

Before the Blog

By Joel Silver

Some bookish diaries from Pepys to Proctor

In the Library

Chip Kidd’s Creative Biosphere

By Alyssa Carver

Inside the graphic designer's archives

Fine Maps

National Geographic Maps

By Jeffrey S. Murray

Cartography as wartime effort


Monarchs and Mongrels

By Ian McKay

A roundup of first editions, maps, and fine art

On the Block

A Bewitching Book

By Jeremy Dibbell

Printed and manuscript Americana

How I Got Started

Botanical Books

Collector Fern Cohen


Agatha Christie, Archaeologist

Book: The $9.3-Million Talmud

Art: Photos of Public Libraries

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Object: Mark Twain’s Trunk


Dear Reader

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