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The Morgan Acquires Drawings by Major African-American Artists from the South

New York—The Morgan is excited to announce that it is expanding its collection—one of... read more

Illustrations from Treasured Children's Literature at Swann on December 6

New York - Swann Galleries continues their auction season with Illustration Art on Thursday,... read more

Minnesota Center for Book Arts Announces "New Editions" Book Art Event

Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) invites the community to attend New Editions, a... read more

Manuscript of Gettysburg Address on Display at Library of Congress for 155th Anniversary

On Nov. 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The... read more

Potter & Potter's December 1 Vintage Travel Poster Event

Chicago — Potter & Potter Auctions is pleased to announce its 750 lot Vintage... read more

The Holy Grail of Glenn Gould Manuscripts at Bonhams

New York - On December 5, Bonhams Books and Manuscripts sale will offer Glenn... read more

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Acquires Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee Archive

New York — The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at The New... read more

Russian Literary First Editions Coming up at Christie’s

London--On 28 November, Christie’s will present the single owner auction Russian Literary First Editions... read more

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Saint Jane & Friends

Saint Jane & Friends

From the eccentric workshop of Brooklyn's Unemployed Philosopher's Guild come these 'Secular Saints' candles depicting a bibliophile's holiest of holies: authors. From Austen to Vonnegut, Baldwin to Woolf, "Secular Saints candles are dedicated to cultural icons you can believe in. The front of each candle features the saint's image. The back of the candle shows their patronage, saint's day, and a unique prayer to inspire and enlighten." A practical gift, with bookish flair. Measures 2.25" x 8.5." $12.95 each

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Courtesy of The Unemployed Philosopher's Guild.

To the Point

To the Point

Russian artist Salavat Fidai's work is truly amazing, particularly for the pencil enthusiasts out there. Wielding an X-Acto knife, he takes a graphite pencil and carves an intricate miniature figure where the point should be: a book, a chair, an eagle, the Freedom Tower, a character from Game of Thrones—you name it, he has done it. "The technology is very simple," he told the Wall Street Journal earlier this year. "I take a pencil and remove the extra." Fidai will make mini sculptures to order, and he suggests a bell jar or shadowbox frame for displaying the final product. He has collected his best pieces in an illustrated book called The Pencilbook, also available for purchase, signed or inscribed. $800 and up + shipping

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Courtesy of Salavat Fidai.

Potter Poster

Potter Poster

In this, Harry Potter's twentieth year, make way for this "Magical Objects of the Wizarding World" poster from Pop Chart Lab. Designed in conjunction with Pottermore, the 18" x 24" print presents a selection of arcane artifacts from the world of J. K. Rowling's bestselling series. Sword of Gryffindor, self-stirring cauldron, omnioculars: check, check, and check. Featuring studiously drawn illustrations and detailed annotations, this enchanting guide is pressed on 100-pound archival stock in NYC. Available unframed, framed, or mounted on a panel, it's perfect for the Potter buff in your life. $29 unframed

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Courtesy of Pop Chart Lab.

Everything is Illuminated

Everything is Illuminated

You can cozy up to this sixteenth-century illuminated manuscript&mda sh;and that's because it's a fluffy, all cotton version. Measuring 20" x 20," this pillow was created in association with the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM). It reproduces the "Prologue" page from Guy de Chauliac's The questyonary of cyrurgyens (London, 1541). The French physician and surgeon's seminal seven-volume work on surgery was completed in Avignon in 1363; this colorfully illuminated copy is an English translation, perfectly suited to couches everywhere. Other NYAM-inspired bookish products (jewelry, iPhone covers, cards) are also available. $54.60

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Courtesy of Zazzle.

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