Spring 2016

Rare Book Week

Our guide to the book fairs, auctions, and exhibits in New York City, April 4-13

Auction Guide

A preview of some of the auctions coming up this spring

Mo Willems Takes New York

A city-centric look at the bestselling author/illustrator

By Noah Fleisher and Lauren Zittle

The Wonder of the World

Magician and collector Ricky Jay's obsession with seventeenth-century polymath Matthias Buchinger

By Stephen J. Gertz

Gently Mad

Packing My Library


Agatha Christie, Archaeologist

book The $9.3-Million Talmud

art Photos of Public Libraries

object Mark Twain’s Trunk


A Shining Copy of Opticks

In View

Blue Prints

Spotlighting cyanotypes

Beyond the Basics

Before the Blog

Some bookish diaries from Pepys to Proctor

In the Library

Chip Kidd’s Creative Biosphere

Inside the graphic designer's archives

Fine Maps

National Geographic Maps

Cartography as wartime effort


Monarchs and Mongrels

A roundup of first editions, maps, and fine art

On the Block

A Bewitching Book

Printed and manuscript Americana

How I Got Started

Botanical Books

Collector Fern Cohen