Autumn 2017

The Persistence of Plath

The unforgettable books, art, and letters of Sylvia Plath

By Peter K. Steinberg

Photography in Motion

Now might be the photobook’s decisive moment

By Andrea L. Volpe


Auction Guide

A preview of some of the auctions coming up this autumn

FB&C’s Holiday Gift Guide

’Tis the season for a shortlist of bookish gift ideas

By Rebecca Rego Barry and Jeremy Howell

Gently Mad

The Growth of Ages

Houghton Library at 75


The Disobediant Henry D. Thoreau

book Harry Potter Turns 20

art Decorative Endpapers

object Pop Photographica


Andersen’s Handmade Picture Book

A happy ending for a unique heirloom

In View

The Sum of its Parts

Art in serial form

Beyond the Basics

The “Earned Pleasures” of Book Collecting

Rereading Gordon N. Ray

Fine Maps

All Roads Lead to London

Britain’s first road atlas

In the Library

Besides Austen

Inside the Chawton House Library


Banned Books and Cozy Cats

A roundup of first editions, manuscripts, and fine art