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"The Voice of Truth" and More Rarities in March 22 Auction at PBA Galleries

PBA Galleries will offer The Voice of Truth by Mormon founder Joseph Smith and... read more

The Eric Carle Museum Announces "The Art of Eric Carle: Seasons"

Amherst, MA -- In 1970, Eric Carle published The Tiny Seed, which chronicles... read more

Minnesota Center for Book Arts Announces Summer 2018 Artist-in-Residence

Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) is pleased to announce the next participant in... read more

Einstein and Family: Letters and Portraits at Christie’s Online, May 2-9

London-Christie’s will present Einstein and Family: Letters and Portraits, an online sale open for... read more

"Defence of Poesie" Reaches $149K at Swann Galleries

New York—On March 8, Swann Galleries held an auction of Early Printed, Medical, Scientific... read more

New Scholarship on Famous Black Panthers Huey Newton Poster Revealed at Swann

New York—Swann Galleries’ auction of Printed & Manuscript African Americana on Thursday, March 29... read more

16th Century, Firsts, Space, Lankes at National Book Auctions

Ithaca, NY—National Book Auctions, located in Ithaca, NY, announces the launch of their next... read more

Private Collection Launches Heritage Auctions' Rare Books Sale to $2.1+ Million

Dallas, TX - A private collection of rare, first editions offered in Heritage Auctions’... read more

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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


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.



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.

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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.


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.


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.