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London — UCL has opened submissions for the Anthony Davis Book Collecting Prize, to encourage budding book collectors.
 
The prize is offered by UCL Special Collections and is open to any student studying for a degree at a London-based university.
 
Previously the prize was administered by Senate House Library and proved hugely successful. Eight previous winners found

Minneapolis, MN — Established in 2009, the biennial MCBA Prize is the first award to recognize excellence in new work from across the eclectic spectrum of book art. The 2020 prize coincides with MCBA’s 35th anniversary—and will draw submissions from across the globe. The submission window is open February 1-March 31, 2020.

This year’s juror is Betty

Dallas, TX – Auction sales for the Comics & Comic Art Department at Heritage soared to a record $79,332,770 in 2019, with sell-through rates exceeding 99% as measured both by value and by number of lots. The total was the highest ever in the 18-year history of the department, and represented a jump of more than 35% above the department'

Minneapolis, MN — The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library has named a collaborative group as the winner of the 2020 Minnesota Book Artist Award for their collective efforts on the new artist’s book, My Mighty Journey: A Waterfall’s Story. This annual award is presented as part of the Minnesota Book Awards with

San Marino, CA — The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced today that it is establishing the Shapiro Center for American History and Culture at The Huntington, thanks to a generous gift from L. Dennis and Susan R. Shapiro. Along with financial support, the Shapiros, who make their home both in Los Angeles and Boston, are

Austin, TX — The complete archive of Arthur Miller, one of America’s most acclaimed playwrights, is now available for teaching and research use at the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin.

“With the opening of the Arthur Miller papers, the Harry Ransom Center becomes the essential destination for the study of the life and work of this giant of the American theatre

New York — The New York Public Library has acquired by purchase and gift a collection of rarely seen Virginia Woolf material, including extensive correspondence, rare printed books, and unique material such as photographs, original artwork, and ephemera (including Woolf’s passport).

The collection of 153 items—which was assembled over five decades by

Arlington, VA – Rick Black, a book artist, poet and director of Turtle Light Press, was named the winner of the 2019 Isaac Anolic Jewish Book Arts Award.

“The award panel was very impressed with all of Black’s artwork,” said Rita Rosen Poley, director and curator of the Temple Judea Museum in Elkins Park, Pa, who headed the awards

California — Most great collectors started when they were young, and most great collections started with a passion for a particular object or subject. When these objects are books and manuscripts, the collectors are called bibliophiles, or lovers of the book.
 
The purpose of The California Young Book Collector’s Prize is to

Dallas, TX – Heritage Auctions, the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer is helping collector site hobbyDB document and provide values for every collector.

Designed to become the ultimate crowd-sourced database for collecting, hobbyDB offers the ability to research, track, value, buy and sell collectible