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Rare Harry Potter First Edition at Bloomsbury Auctions in July

Bloomsbury Auctions will host an auction of Rare Books and Works on Paper including... read more

The KoKo Collection: Mystery & Detective Literature Will Appear at Auction Sept. 14

DALLAS, Texas (June 21, 2017) - Dashiell Hammett’s Red Harvest (est. $30,000) is expected... read more

Three Books & Manuscripts Auctions at Christie’s NY on June 15 Total $9.7 Million

New York-Christie’s New York Books and Manuscripts sales realize $9,690,563, across three auctions that... read more

Caricatures Including the Collections of the Late John Wardroper and the Late Charles Knevitt at Bloomsbury

Two fascinating collections of caricatures make up Bloomsbury Auctions’ sale on 13th July 2017;... read more

Rare Maps & Views, Western Art, Audubon at Worth Auctions

Worth Auctions, located in Dryden, NY, announces the launch of their next auction... read more

"This Day in Collecting History" Published

Atglen, PA— Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., would like to introduce This Day In Collecting History,... read more

Easton, West, Exploration at National Book Auctions

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

Richard Matheson's "Twilight Zone" Annotated Short Story & Script Collection Going to Auction

LOS ANGELES- June 19, 2017- Profiles in History is proud to announce, legendary author... 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.