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"Auction Action" Debuts on BCTV, January 30

READING, Pa. - Berks Community Television (BCTV) is bringing live auctions to television with... read more

Seager Gray Gallery Presents Artist Book Collaboration Prior to CODEX

Seager Gray Gallery, in Mill Valley, California, presents Trace, an exhibition of works by... read more

Family Archive of Alexander Hamilton Letters & Manuscripts Achieves $2.6 Million at Sotheby’s New York

NEW YORK, 18 January 2017-Today in New York, Sotheby’s auction of Alexander Hamilton: An... read more

National Library of Israel Acquires Valmadonna Trust Library of Hebrew Books and Manuscripts

The National Library of Israel announced today that it has acquired the finest private... read more

The Library Company of Philadelphia Names Dr. Michael Barsanti as the New Edwin Wolf 2nd Director

Philadelphia, PA - January 17, 2017 - Today, Howell Rosenberg, Esq., Chairman of... read more

"Antiques Roadshow" Announces Summer 2017 Production Tour Destinations

BOSTON, MA, January 17, 2017--ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, PBS's most-watched ongoing series, has released its... read more

Boston Athenæum Acquires Important WWII Poster Collection

Boston, MA — January 17, 2017 — Elizabeth E. Barker, Ph.D., Stanford Calderwood Director... read more

At Auction: Recently Revealed Books Rescued from 1969 Flood Date Back to 16th Century

National Book Auctions has been engaged to sell a trove of important theological and... 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.