Autumn 2018

Deep Water Man

The award-winning author and illustrator Robert McCloskey found inspiration on a secret island off Maine’s coast

By Stephen Blakely

The Pope’s Librarian

Forget Dan Brown—The Vatican’s head librarian and archivist, Archbishop Jean-Louis Bruguès, opens up about his daily routine

By William Butts

Booksellers’ Best

A selection of noteworthy books, manuscripts, and ephemera sold in the past year, submitted by antiquarian & rare book dealers

Auction Guide

A preview of this season’s auctions

Gently Mad

The Magic of Handwriting

Pedro Corrêa do Lago’s autograph collection


Journey to Middle-Earth

book The Newberry, Renewed

art Frazetta’s Paintings

object Early Baseball Cards


Picturing Nancy Drew

Tandy’s original cover art

Beyond the Basics

Booksellers’ Catalogues

An overlooked collecting field

In the Library

Bound to Amaze

Book arts at the National Museum of Women in the Arts

Fine Maps

Along the 49th Parallel

Marking the Canada-U.S. border

On the Block

At the Zoo

Wassenaar’s fly-away success


Hail, Caesar!

A roundup of first editions, manuscripts, and fine art

How I Got Started

Illustrator Joseph Hémard

Collector Farley Katz