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Those of us on the East Coast are wishing we were on our way to California right now, and not just because of the dreadful weather here. The California International Antiquarian Book Fair opens on Friday, promising a lovely bookish weekend for those in the Los Angeles area. In addition to more than 200 exhibitors from 33 countries bringing some of their
Catalogue Review: Buddenbrooks Rare Books and Manuscripts

I don't know how it has happened, but I've never had the opportunity to visit Buddenbrooks Rare Books (in Boston) or even to peruse one of their catalogues -- until now. I've been flipping through catalogue 159 all week, each time finding something incredible.

As any
SAN FRANCISCO — In the annual celebration of the printed word, the 46th California International Antiquarian Book Fair returns to San Francisco on Friday, February 15, through Sunday, February 17, 2013 at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco. 

Sponsored by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA) and the
New York—On Thursday, October 11 Swann Galleries will conduct an auction devoted to Art, Press & Illustrated Books, which includes livres d’artiste, modern and private press books, art literature, catalogues raisonnés and art journals, as well as works on architecture, applied and decorative arts, design, performing arts, and book and printing arts.

The auction features a short run
Later this month the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers will meet in Zurich, Switzerland, for the 24th ILAB Book Fair.

The 33-page press release issued by ILAB presents a selection of highlights in books, manuscripts, autographs, prints, posters, and photographs from 64 dealers from all over the world. Seen here are but a few fine
Doyle New York will auction Rare Books, Autographs and Maps on November 5, 2012 at 10am. The material ranges from early illuminated manuscripts to modern first editions. Categories include Americana; bibliography and fine printing; illustrated books of all periods, including atlases and color plate books; literature; fine bindings (both bound sets and

It can be cliche to call someone a Renaissance Man, but in the case of antiquarian bookseller Ed Nudelman, it is apt. Book collectors and dealers will recognize the name Nudelman Rare Books, an ABAA antiquarian shop since 1983 that specializes in English and American literature, especially the Pre-Raphaelite period. But what you may not know

Coming up this weekend is the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair! On Saturday and Sunday, 101 book, map, and ephemera dealers will set up at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall and offer some amazing items. Here's a quick look at a few of them. 

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Beginning tomorrow, the Designer Bookbinders, a UK-based group of artists devoted to spreading the word about hand-bookbinding, goes on tour. This is the group's first major tour in years, and it opens at the Sophie Schneideman Gallery in London. The exhibition will remain there until