Autumn 2015

The Wonder of Alice

After 150 years, Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece retains its grip on our collective imagination.

By Barbara Basbanes Richter

FB&C 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Buying for fellow bibliophiles and art lovers? Here are our top 20 ideas.

By Nate Pedersen and Stephen J. Gertz

A Taste for Books

Four professional chefs dish on collecting cookbooks.

By Frank Burke

Gently Mad

Road-Tripping Through Greece

Magnificent sights and unexpected discoveries in the land of Homer


Typewriter Art Collectors Marvin and Ruth Sackner

book The Alice Award

art Coastal Art Maps

object Stevengraphs


The Portable Vesalius

A monumental treatise on anatomy in a smaller package

Book Art

The Book as Immersive Experience

An interview with Felicia Rice

Beyond the Basics

Collectors and Mr. Pickwick

The quest for the perfect Pickwick

In the Library

Aunt Maria’s Book

A family copy of Henry David Thoreau’s A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

Fine Maps

The Search for Magnetic North

Confirming the coordinates of the elusive Magnetic Pole


A “Long-Lost” Manuscript Surfaces

A roundup of first editions, manuscripts, and fine art

On the Block

Words, Words, Words

The massive book collection of a Hollywood dialect coach

How I Got Started

Automotive Books

Collector Michael J. Rieker