COVID-19

Ken Sanders has been buying and selling rare books for more than fifty years, but the COVID-19 pandemic has put his Salt Lake City book shop in jeopardy and so he is reaching out to his supporters for financial help. A GoFundMe page that launched last week has already surpassed $100,000 of its $250,000 goal. It’s

Australia — For the first time in its 43-year history, the Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers (ANZAAB) have united to publish a joint catalogue containing nearly $1,000,000 of rare books, manuscripts and artworks for sale.

Usually in July, the rare bookshops and their customers would gather together at the University of Melbourne to celebrate their love

"Where were you during the coronavirus pandemic of 2020," will become a common query of us by generations to come. Some of us will respond with poetry--there's been plenty of time to write, and America's poets have answered Covid-19 with verse. Notably among them is Daniel Mark Epstein, who recently launched a series of sonnets created during the early days of the shelter-in-place order.

Great Barrington and Northampton, MA - The 2020 edition of the Berkshire Antiquarian Book and Ephemera Fair, due to be held in Great Barrington, Massachusetts on Saturday, July 25th, has been canceled to protect the health and safety of exhibitors and fair attendees.  While there will be no Berkshire Book Fair this summer, the producer of the fair, is already planning to stage a fair at the

Asheville, NC — In its ongoing commitment to support independent bookshops, Biblio.com is partnering with Bookshop.org to create new avenues of revenue and growth for our booksellers. The partnership is a natural fit, as both organizations provide a solid online marketplace for independent booksellers, many of whom are pivoting to selling online to mitigate the effects of the Coronavirus

In another pandemic-era example that makes a compelling case for broadband to one day be reclassified as a utility, the Boston Athenæum has reformatted its spring and early summer in-person events for a stay-at-home audience. A full slate of

The antiquarian book trade has been adapting to the Internet since Amazon launched its business in 1995, but the COVID-19 crisis has pushed everyone to reconsider their business model and get (even more) creative in their approach to bookselling. This has become apparent with booksellers, fair organizers, and auction houses.

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We haven’t done a proper catalogue review for some time, but the relevancy and winking good cheer of “Discombobulation: or Musings on Life in Lockdown,” a collaborative catalogue presented by UK book dealers Deborah Coltham,

New York — Until now, book fairs have been the place where dealers and customers came together to buy, sell, and learn from one another. Now, with public gatherings banned for the foreseeable future, Marvin Getman, the promoter of some of the top book and paper fairs in the country, is taking these fairs into the virtual world and making them easily accessible via computer or smartphone.  

New York — To counter the hate that has surfaced against Asian American Pacific Islanders due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) announces the establishment of the MOCA OneWorld COVID-19 Special Collection (“OneWorld Collection”) documenting the proactive steps and incredible acts of generosity and support exhibited by the Chinese in America and the Chinese