In the News

Daniel Crouch Rare Books to Launch New York Gallery on Burns Night, Jan. 25

Daniel Crouch Rare Books will mark the opening of their New York Gallery at... read more

Rare 1494 Christopher Columbus Book to be Auctioned

LOS ANGELES, January 19, 2017 - A rare 1494 Basel edition of Christopher Columbus’... read more

Edgar Allan Poe Tintype at Swann Galleries' Winter Photographs Sale

New York— On Thursday, February 14, Swann Galleries will offer Icons & Images: Photographs... read more

"Auction Action" Debuts on BCTV, January 30

READING, Pa. - Berks Community Television (BCTV) is bringing live auctions to television with... read more

Seager Gray Gallery Presents Artist Book Collaboration Prior to CODEX

Seager Gray Gallery, in Mill Valley, California, presents Trace, an exhibition of works by... read more

Family Archive of Alexander Hamilton Letters & Manuscripts Achieves $2.6 Million at Sotheby’s New York

NEW YORK, 18 January 2017-Today in New York, Sotheby’s auction of Alexander Hamilton: An... read more

National Library of Israel Acquires Valmadonna Trust Library of Hebrew Books and Manuscripts

The National Library of Israel announced today that it has acquired the finest private... read more

The Library Company of Philadelphia Names Dr. Michael Barsanti as the New Edwin Wolf 2nd Director

Philadelphia, PA - January 17, 2017 - Today, Howell Rosenberg, Esq., Chairman of... read more

Follow us on TwitterLike us on Facebook
Auction Guide
Advertise with Us
2015 Bookseller Resource Guide
February 2010
Contents51

SPECIAL REPORT

Go West, Book Lover

A Handy Guide to the Best Literary Spots in and around San Francisco
By Matthew Jones

 

Departments

Digest

Medical Manuscripts & More

The New York Academy of Medicine’s rare treasures include the Edwin Smith Papyrus and a prototype for George Washington’s dentures By Richard Goodman

Digest

The Thrill of the Book

Bestselling author Steve Berry on his characters, his collections, and his charitable work By Ellen Firsching Brown

Fine Books Review

Reader in Wonderland

Alberto Manguel’s brilliant new collection of essays on reading By Rebecca Rego Barry

Dear Reader

Going Places

Fine Books’ editor Rebecca Rego Barry on biblio-tourism

Catalogues Received

Recently published catalogues from the world of collecting

In the Press

Fine Books & Collections Returns to Print

Magazine to be published quarterly

Quotes & Comments

Praise for Fine Books

Calendar

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

Featured Columns

Remembrance

January’s Child

What J.D. Salinger Wanted By Alistair Highet

Gently Mad

Docu-Drama

There are films adapted from books, and then there are films about books By Nicholas A. Basbanes

Sold@Auction

From Mr. Lincoln to
Sam-I-Am

Princely Sums for Presidents, the Remaindered Rubáiyát, and Seuss’ Success By Ian McKay

Round These Isles

Bookish Bits from Britain

A library in a telephone box and a first edition in the loo! By Stephen Maughan