Spring 2017

Telling It Slant

Emily Dickinson in the twenty-first century

By Barbara Basbanes Richter


A literary spin doctor attacks cheap books during the Great Depression

By J. P. Romney and Rebecca Romney

Auction Guide

A preview of some of the auctions coming up this spring

Rare Book Week

Our guide to the book fairs, auctions, and exhibits in New York City, March 6-13

Gently Mad

Otto Penzler's Literary Lair

Inside an extraordinary collection of mystery fiction


Philip Roth’s Books Bound for the Newark Public Library

book WWI Solider Poets

art Book Designer Jerry Kelly

object On the (Base)Ball


Wycliffite Bible

The brightest star within Dr. Ryrie’s collection

Beyond the Basics

Houghton Library Turns 75

A bibliographic lesson from its founding librarian

In View

The History of Photography in 100 Images

The Shape of Things at MoMA

In the Library

Useful & Beautiful

The Mark Samuels Lasner Collection

Fine Maps

A Teenager Maps the Arctic

The Inuit hunter who charted parts of Baffin Island


Love, War, and Chess

A roundup of first editions, manuscripts, maps, and fine art

On the Block

Hamilton Fever

A hot market for history

How I Got Started

Music Books and AMQS

Collector Dave Black