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Literature Auction Reaches $500,000 at Swann Galleries

New York—Swann Galleries’ auction of 19th & 20th Century Literature on Tuesday, November 14... read more

Early Photograph of Pres. John Quincy Adams Could Sell For $50,000 at Heritage Auctions

Dallas, Texas--A rare and unusual photo of one of the first U.S. presidents is... read more

Library of Congress Acquires Extremely Rare Mesoamerican Codex

The Codex Qutzalecatzin represents one of the most important indigenous manuscripts from the earliest... read more

New World's Record for Most Valuable Movie Poster: $525,800 at Heritage Auctions

Dallas, Texas - One of just two surviving movie posters for the 1931 horror... read more

The Eric Carle Museum Presents: Eighty Years of Caldecott Books

Amherst, MA--The Caldecott Medal, an annual award bestowed upon "the most distinguished American... read more

First Graphic Designers of English Texts Celebrated in New Bodleian Libraries Exhibition

Oxford, England—The origins of early English graphic design are explored in a new exhibition... read more

The Folio Society's "Micrographia" Wins British Book Design Award

The Folio Society is delighted to announce that their Limited Edition of Robert Hooke’s... read more

Designs for Thames Tunnel Sell for £200,000 at Bonhams Book Sale

Designs for the Thames Tunnel, signed by Marc Isambard Brunel and his son Isambard... read more

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November 2009
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SPECIAL REPORT

Gift Guide for Book Lovers

You’ve waited all year—
our annual list of
great holiday presents
for readers, writers,
and bookish types.
By Rebecca Rego Barry

 

Departments

DIGEST

The Gift of Closure

World War II veteran returns two sixteenth-century volumes he took from a German salt mine in 1945. By Christopher Lancette

DIGEST

Google v. Gutenberg

Harvard University Library Director Robert Darnton discusses his new book, The Case for Books: Past, Present, and Future. By Rebecca Rego Barry

Dear Reader

Season of Thanks and Giving

Fine Books’ new editor Rebecca Rego Barry talks about the upcoming holiday season.

Letters to the Editor

See what readers are saying about the 2010 Compendium.

Calendar

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

Featured Columns

Gently Mad

Gift to Open Again and Again

Nicholas Basbanes offers a list of beautiful books perfect for any reader on your holiday shopping list. By Nicholas Basbanes

Sold@Auction

Autumn Auctions

A rare cider-making cookbook; special editions of Steinbeck, Nabokov, and Whitman; and a book on horse hooves from 1809. By Ian McKay

Fine Books Interview

Young Modern(ist)

Cambridge book-collecting contest winner Boris Jardine chats with Fine Books about his modernism collection as well as The Cambridge Literary Review he co-edited. Interview by Kimberly Draper