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Charles Dickens has become synonymous with Christmas, but a new exhibition at his Victorian house museum in London shows that his relationship with the festive season was not all sweetness and light.

Beautiful Books: Dickens and the Business of Christmas has a fine

MANHATTAN, May 24--The Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall at the Metropolitan Museum of Art was the setting for a daylong symposium dedicated to exploring the history, design, and manufacture of late 19th to early 20th century American publishers' book covers, as well as bookbinders' influence on decorative bookbinding and other artistic movements. Over 125 collectors, curators, librarians,

Boston, MA—May  2015—This spring’s Fine Books and Manuscripts auction at Skinner, Inc. will remain true to its title, featuring printed and handwritten material spanning six centuries and celebrating cultural, literary, and historical milestones. The online-only sale will begin on May 27th, 2015 at 12 P.M. ET and conclude on June 7th, 2015 at 4 P.M. ET. Live previews will be held at

[ITHACA, NY] National Book Auctions, located in Ithaca, NY, will host a Sunday, November 20th auction featuring a broad range of rare antique and vintage books, as well as a fine array of maps and ephemera. Also included are several personal libraries of scholarly books relating to art, theology and a private collection of works by Anthony Burgess.

Featured books include a number of
New York—Swann Galleries’ spring auction of Fine Books & Manuscripts, coinciding as always with the New York Antiquarian Book Fair, takes place on Thursday, April 7. The sale comprises fine press and illustrated books, illuminated manuscript leaves, incunabula and early printing, 19th- & 20th-century literature, decorative sets and bindings.

The star item in the auction, a