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Jane Austen’s House Museum in England is hoping a crowdsourcing appeal will safeguard one of the author’s letters from being sold into private hands.

The call for public donations is for part of a letter written by Jane to her niece Anna on November 29, 1814 during a visit to her brother Henry in London. It mentions her

It's always an enlightening end-of-year undertaking to dig into the data and ascertain which stories were the most popular with our online readers. News items? Auction previews? Interviews with book world folks? Book reviews? Turns out, it's a little bit of everything. Here's the rundown:


Guest Post by Anthony Tedeschi

                                                                                                                                                From July 22-24, bibliophiles from across Australasia (and likely further afield) descended on the city of Melbourne, Australia, for the 44th ANZAAB

As if you needed a good reason to travel to Toronto, its International Antiquarian Book Fair is coming up this weekend. From Friday Oct. 28 through Sunday Oct. 30, nearly fifty booksellers will fill the Metro Toronto Convention Centre with an amazing selection of collectible books, manuscripts, maps, and ephemera. Here are a few
Though a month old now, this interesting news story popped up in the Times last December.  Harold Pinter, the Nobel Prize winning playwright, "borrowed" a first edition of a rare Samuel Beckett title from Bermondsey's Central Library... in 1950.  Sixty years later, the same book