Autumn 2016

The 2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Book Lovers

’Tis the season: our top 20 ideas

By Rebecca Rego Barry & Nate Pedersen

Treasuring the Medieval Past

The what, why & how of collecting Books of Hours

By Sandra Hindman


Will Shortz talks about his collection of 25,000 puzzle books and ephemera

By Erin Blakemore

Auction Guide

A preview of some of the auctions coming up this autumn.

Gently Mad

… From an Antique Land

An exhibition on Pergamum prompts fond literary memories


Illuminated Manuscripts in Boston

book A Caldecott Journey

art Alvin Lustig’s New Directions

object Microscopes


Besler in Full Bloom

The famous florilegium reaches $2.5 million

Beyond the Basics

Learning to Look at Books

Why careful examination is crucial for collectors

In the Library

People on Paper

Celebrating caricature at Yale’s Lewis Walpole Library

Fine Maps

Chasing the Moon’s Shadow

How Edmond Halley mapped the solar eclipse

In View


Diane Arbus, reexamined


Papyrus Fragments, Venetian Vellum, and Waugh's Dust

A roundup of first editions, manuscripts, and fine art

On the Block

Reaching for the Heavens

Giancarlo Beltrame's astronomy books

How I Got Started

Early Women Writers

Collector Maureen E. Mulvihill