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At Bonhams: Orwell's Copy of "Keep the Aspidistra Flying" Presented to a Bookseller

An important, inscribed, first edition presentation copy of George Orwell’s 1936 novel Keep the... read more

The Book Illustration Competition 2017 Announces Winner

The Folio Society and House of Illustration are thrilled to announce Darya Shnykina as... read more

Ski & Winter Imagery Lead Swann Galleries' March 16 Sale of Vintage Posters

New York—On Thursday, March 16, Swann Galleries will hold an auction of Vintage Posters,... read more

Asemic Writing Exhibition at Minnesota Center for Book Arts Through May 28

Asemic writing is a wordless semantic form that often has the appearance of abstract... read more

Greenwich will Host the Largest Ephemera Fair in the Country, March 18-19

Mark your calendar for what will undoubtedly be the finest celebration of all things... read more

Galley Proofs for Martin Luther King's Last Book to be Auctioned

LOS ANGELES, February 21, 2017 - Galley proofs for Dr. Martin Luther King’s last... read more

A Prominent San Francisco Library from the Andrew F. Burke Family 

Michaan’s is pleased to announce the sale of a prominent San Francisco Library consisting... read more

Art and Emblems of Friendships with the Kennedys at Bonhams' Bi-Atlantic Sales

NEW YORK — The first of Bonhams' Kennedy offerings, is a section titled the... read more

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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