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First-Ever U.S. Julius Klinger Graphic Design Exhibition Opens at the Wolsonian-FIU in October

MIAMI BEACH (April 27, 2017) — Starting this fall, The Wolfsonian-Florida International University calls... read more

Heritage Holding Inaugural Platinum Night Auction May 18-20 for Comics & Comic Art

DALLAS (April 27, 2017) - The Mile High Pedigree copy of Suspense Comics #3... read more

The Eric Carle Museum Presents "David Wiesner & the Art of Wordless Storytelling"

Amherst, MA (April 27, 2017) Flying frogs, cloud-sized cabbages, and an underwater living room... read more

Mo Willems Exhibit Debuts at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh in 2018

PITTSBURGH (April 26, 2017)--Children's Museum of Pittsburgh and The Eric Carle Museum of Picture... read more

Graphic Design May 25 at Swann Galleries: Werkstätte to Warhol

New York—On Thursday, May 25, Swann Galleries will hold an auction of Graphic Design,... read more

Winners of the 2016-2017 New York City Book Awards

Now in their 21st year, the New York City Book Awards are the only... read more

JFK's 'Only' Diary Sold for $718,750 at Auction  

A diary written in 1945 by John F. Kennedy during his brief stint as... read more

Les Enluminures Presents "Collecting Medieval Masters Now" in NYC Gallery

Les Enluminures is pleased to announce its participation in the 2017 Madison Avenue Gallery... 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.