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"Law's Picture Books" Published

Talbot Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of an important new title: “Illustrated... read more

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers to Open Eighth Regional Location in Atlanta 

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Getty Museum to Exhibit Rare Michelangelo Drawing

LOS ANGELES - The Getty Museum will exhibit a rare drawing by one of... read more

Pre-Fire Chicago Map Sells for $200,000 at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

J.T. Palmatary's rare birds-eye view of pre-fire Chicago sold just shy of $200,000 in... read more

Princess Diana's French Lesson Book With Extensive Handwriting Among Highlights at RR Auction

BOSTON, MA - Princess Diana's sterling silver card case sold for $20,974 according to... read more

Artbook Opens Expanded Book Space at MoMA PS1

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Carbon Dating at Oxford University Finds Bakhshali Manuscript Contains Oldest Recorded Origins of the Symbol ‘Zero’

OXFORD, 14 September 2017 - The origin of the symbol zero has long been... read more

Lincoln Consignments Accepted for Dec. 2 Historical Americana Auction at Heritage

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2015 Bookseller Resource Guide
October 2009
Contents46

SPECIAL REPORT

The Big Sell

The rise and fall
of door-to-door
book agents who
roamed the
continent in the
early decades of
the 20th century.
By Jeffrey S. Murray

 

Departments

DIGEST

Edgar Allan is ALIVE!

Upcoming events to honor famed poet Edgar Allan Poe’s 200th birthday and the 160th anniversary of his death. Kimberyly Draper

Jane Austen Relived

The Morgan Library displays over 100 of Austen’s works, some of which are on view for the first time in 25 years.

Calendar

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

Featured Columns

Gently Mad

Remarkable Repositories: Assembling the Getty

Marcia Reed, chief curator and head of collection development at the Getty Research Institute, has helped build an astounding collection of rarities over the past 25 years. By Nicholas Basbanes

On the Block

Up, Up, and Away

Journal of the first manned balloon ascent in America; one of a kind colored plate from Airopaidia; and Charles Dickens’ toothpick. By Ian McKay

Round These Isles

Book Notes From The UK

Current events from the world of books in the UK, including the fight to protect a seaside shelter built in 1910 in Margate where T.S. Elliot did some of his writing. By Stephen Maughan