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"Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes" Opens at Winterthur

WINTERTHUR, DELAWARE -- Grab your detective hat. Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library is opening... read more

Scarce Photobooks & Iconic Modern Images at Swann Galleries' April Photographs Sale

New York—On Thursday, April 20, Swann Galleries will offer Images & Objects: Photographs &... read more

Warhol Screenprint of Greta Garbo Soars to $52,000 at Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers

CRANSTON, R.I. - A screenprint in color, accented with diamond dust of screen legend... read more

NEH Grant Supports Ransom Center's Writers Without Borders Project

AUSTIN, Texas — The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin... read more

The 2018 ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography Submission Deadline Approaches

The ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography will be awarded again in 2018 and is... read more

Bob Dylan's 1961 Handwritten Lyrics for a Song about Wisconsin to be Auctioned

LOS ANGELES, March 27, 2017 - Original handwritten lyrics by musician and Nobel Laureate... read more

Washington Antiquarian Book Fair Offers One-of-a-Kind Books

Washington, D.C. - March 28, 2017 - In an era torn by partisan division... read more

Civil War Arms & Autographs at Worth Auctions  

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

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SPECIAL REPORT

Galileo Gala

400 years ago, Galileo Galilei reached for the stars when he became the first to record astronomical observations with a telescope. BY JEFFREY S. MURRAY

 

SOLD@AUCTION

Wild, Wild West

A non-transferable invitation to a hanging; Sylvia Plath’s To sir, with love; and Billie Holiday gives advice. BY IAN MCKAY

Departments

DIGEST

Quirk(y) Classics

If only Jane Austin could see her women now! BY REBECCA REGO BARRY

On the Mall

The National Book Festival later this month has quickly become our national celebration of the book. BY CHRIS LANCETTE

Calendar

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

Featured Columns

GENTLY MAD

Fine Focus

Steve Enniss, the newly name director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, looks for ways to push this unique collection forward in the new century. BY NICHOLAS A. BASBANES

FINE MAPS

One Track Minds

Railroads were originally intended to be horse-drawn. When Robert Stephenson introduced the steam powered engine, and the smell of money was apparent, the rush was on to map and lay track over vast areas of wilderness. By Derek Hayes

BOOK ARTS

A Fine Press in the City

A spilled box of type gave rise to Purgatory Pie Press, but after 9/11, it hasn’t been business as usual. BY RICHARD GOODMAN