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As an object of desire for book collectors, it would be hard to top this replica of rare book dealer John Fleming’s 57th Street Gallery, where he bought and sold in “baronial splendor” according to the New York Times, from 1952 to 1987. Encased in a leaded glass enclosure, the dollhouse-sized library setting features oak bookshelves full of book models, including six “real” miniature

We’re one week away from Rare Book Week in New York City, which runs roughly March 4-11 this year and features three major antiquarian book fairs, five book & manuscript auctions, and a dozen

New York – This fall, the New-York Historical Society introduces visitors to a little-known artist whose work documented the people and scenes of early America. Artist in Exile: The Visual Diary of Baroness Hyde de Neuville, on view November 1, 2019 – January 26, 2020 in the Joyce B

Earlier this year I mentioned that New York City had fallen under the spell of Alice in Wonderland, and this week the birthday celebrations for the 150-year-old classic reach maximum intensity. Starting today, members of the
Ask an antiquarian book collector what a room full of books smells like, and responses will probably include the familiar scents of glue, ink, various types of paper, even mold. "Old Book Smell" even attracted the attention of The Smithsonian Magazine, which ran a story on its blog in 2013 exploring the chemical

NEW YORK—Heritage Auctions (www.HA.com) again is expanding its New York City offices at 445 Park Avenue (at 57th Street). 

The addition of more office space on the building's 15th floor will free up street-level floor space to expand public displays of historic collectibles from Heritage's 39 different auction categories, including sports memorabilia,

The four-year Civil War sesquicentennial is drawing down, but there are still many wonderful books and exhibits to explore.  Last Friday, the New-York Historical Society opened an exhibit

Welsh poet Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) is being fêted in his homeland and abroad on the eve of what would be his 100th birthday. Thomas' works include 'Do not go gentle into that good night' and 'The hunchback in the park.'  The subject of much literary criticism and commentary

Rome : A 3-D Keepsake Cityscape, by Kristyna Litten, Paper Engineering by Gus Clarke ; Candlewick Press,  $8.99, 15 pages, all ages.