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Bonhams Appoints Head of Photographs in NY

The international auction house Bonhams has appointed Laura Paterson as Head of Photographs in... read more

Steve McQueen Collection Claims Top-Lot Honors in $1-Million Entertainment Auction at Heritage

DALLAS, Texas (March 21, 2017) - The personally-owned collection of movie star Steve McQueen... read more

Steinlen's Cat Tops Vintage Posters Sale at Swann Galleries

New York—On Thursday, March 16, Swann Galleries offered Vintage Posters, featuring dynamic selections of... read more

Library Acquires Archives of Master Photographer Bob Adelman

The Library of Congress today announced the acquisition of the archives of Bob Adelman,... read more

Shapero Modern Hosts Exhibition Inspired by Richard Brautigan's Cult Classic "Sombrero Fallout"

Shapero Modern is delighted to present a solo exhibition of new works by the... read more

Major Exhibition in 2018 to Explore JRR Tolkien’s Vast Creative Genius   

OXFORD, 16 March 2017 - The creative genius of JRR Tolkien will be the... read more

Actor's Unique "Jaws" Movie Scrapbook to be Auctioned March 18

CLEARWATER, Fla. - The most important piece of Jaws history to hit the market... read more

ILAB Launches Mentoring Program to Support Next Generation of the Antiquarian Book Trade

13 March 2017: Over the past few months, ILAB has developed a new International... read more

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Feature

All We Are Saying…
The Fine Books Top Twenty

Our report on the top book and manuscript auction sales in 2008 finds collectors willing to pay just about anything for religion and rock music. By P. Scott Brown & Ian McKay

Featured Columns

Sold@Auction

A Jungle Out There

Fine Books’ imperial columnist Ian McKay finds a 19th-century panorama of British troops on the march through Bengal—that unfurls to 20 feet long.

Departments

Digest

Desperate Times

Are we déjà vuing the 1930s all over again? Two views of the stimulus package that launched FDR’s New Deal.

Bad Love

The Utah forger who sold a fake journal by Mormon apostle William McLellin is in jail, but now McLellin’s real journal has surfaced. And who found it? The man who bought the fake.

Running with Scissors

A Seattle-area museum lets 12 contemporary artists go crazy with books.

Dear Reader

Love in a Cold Climate

Where some see hard times for the book business, Susan Benne, executive director of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA), sees opportunity.

Quotes & Comments

Blogrolling

From the Fine Books blog

Calendar

Find book fairs and auctions in your area or around the world.

BOOK ARTS

At Home in the Natural World

Richard Goodman talks to Abigail Rorer, whose Lone Oak Press drew honors at last month’s CODEX festival in Berkeley. An illustrator, printer and master woodblock engraver, Rorer richly deserves her high reputation among book artists.

THE FINE BOOKS INTERVIEW

Portable Pages downloadBedside Manor

A New Jersey neurologist’s collection of American magazines proves that whatever happens to the embattled print industry, America’s favorite bedside reading material is still worth piling up.

FINE MAPS

All the Presidents’ Desk

Barack Obama took custody of a 19th-century desk that sailed to the Arctic and back. Columnist Derek Hayes tells the story.