Follow us on TwitterLike us on Facebook
Auction Guide
Advertise with Us
2015 Bookseller Resource Guide
Collectors News Wire Archives

Fine Books Blog Updated for Kindle

The Fine Books Blog, found at www.finebooksmagazine.com/blog, was recently given a technical update so that the full text is now available for Kindle. more

NYPL Cullman Fellows Named

The New York Public Library's Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers Names 2010-2011 Fellows more

Masterpiece London

Masterpiece London announces prestigious line-up of confirmed participants for its inaugural Fair... more

London Rare Books School

LRBS is a series of five-day, intensive courses on a variety of book-related subjects... more

Boxborough Paper Show

One of the finest paper and book shows in the Northeast is under new management after 30 years... more

Matisse to Malevich

Outstanding works by Matisse, Picasso and other contemporaries on view at the Hermitage Amsterdam... more

Washington Letter Auction

Christie’s is honored to offer a highly important George Washington letter to his trusted nephew... more

Bookswim.Com Launches 1-At-A-Time Plan & Speedier Service

America’s Only Hardcover and Bestseller Rental Club Offers paperbacks and hardcovers Netflix®-style directly to your house... more

Capture the Imagination: Original Illustration & Fine Illustrated Books

Bloomsbury Auctions announces our annual holiday sale of original illustrations and fine illustrated books on Wednesday, 9 December at 2pm. The sale will showcase important works from the Golden Age of Illustration to the present day... more

Strong Results At Swann Galleries’ Auction Of Autographs

Swann Galleries’ Autographs auction on October 29 saw solid results for a wide range of presidential, scientific, literary and musical material... more

Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books Produce Custom Line of Beeswax Candles

This year's selection feature wonderfully rich harvest tones to enliven your home and hearth, crafted by candle-maker extraordinaire, Ethan... more

The Antiquarian Book Fair – Chelsea 2009

The ‘Exotic East’ Comes to the Chelsea Book Fair... more

Unique Collection of Early Maps of Scilly and Cornwall from 1586

Map collectors with an interest in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly will be offered the first collection of maps focused on Scilly, dating from the 16th and 17th centuries, ever to come to auction, in a Bonhams sale at Oxford on 1st December... more

National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest

The National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest invites all those who have won book collecting contests at American colleges and universities to enter... more

Rare Letter Of Walt Disney's "Silly Symphony" Discovered

When Walt Disney wrote to a Minnesota man on November 29, 1935, he never dreamed what that letter would be worth one day... more

Guggenheim and Google Announce Winners of Global Design Competition

Juried Prize and People’s Prize Awarded to Top Two Virtual Structures of Design It: Shelter Competition in Denmark and Portugal... more

Personal Gift to Hollywood Legend Headlines Fall Auction

It was an energetic sale reflecting the strength and continuing interest in Hollywood history, Hawaiiana and historical documents. We saw strong participation from the East Coast and abroad," said Dr. Catherine Williamson, Department Director, Fine Books and Manuscripts. more

The American Art Fair

benefiting the National Academy Museum & School of Fine Arts, will be held November 30-December 3, 2009... more

Freedom of the Seas, 1609: Grotius and the Emergence of International Law

In 1609, a little pamphlet touched off a big debate that shaped modern international law. The Lillian Goldman Law Library marks the 400th anniversary of this event with its exhibition... more

Native American Clothing: An Illustrated History

Dr. Brasser tells the story of great North American indigenous cultures through their clothing, providing social and historical context for the evolution of native dress... more

Fine Books & Collections Appoints New Editor

Fine Books & Collections is pleased to announce that Rebecca Rego Barry has been appointed the new editor of the magazine and web site. more

Surf's Up at Bonhams & Butterfields

Exceptional Collection of Surfing History and Memorabilia on the Auction Block. more

Pop Up Architecture

Wendy Evans Joseph's architecture creates playful alternative to firm monograph... more

New Lithographs on View at The Huntington

The Color Explosion: Nineteenth-Century American Lithography from the Jay T. Last Collection... more

Tracey Baren Memorial Auction

The Tracey Baran Memorial Auction now live on iGavel.com, is in support of The Tracey Baran Award, an annual grant for an emerging female photographer established by the artist’s family and friends. more

Baltimore Show Rides the Recession Wave with Ease

29th annual Baltimore Summer Antiques Show Reports Strong Show and Sales more

Guggenheim & Google Invite Public to Vote for Winner of Design Competition

Virtual Structures by Ten Finalists of Design It: Shelter Competition on View... more

Out-of-Bounds: Images in the Margins of Medieval Manuscripts

Getty Exhibition Looks Closely At The Fanciful Images In The Margins Of Medieval Manuscripts... more

Library of Congress Brings National Book Festival Direct to Mobile-Phone Users

The Library of Congress has launched its first-ever mobile campaign to provide National Book Festival-goers with SMS text alerts about the festival... more

New Press Book Plays Key Role in Pardons

The Wrong Guys: Murder, False Confessions, and the Norfolk Four by Tom Wells and Richard A. Leo may have played a critical role in the recent pardon and release from prison of the wrongfully convicted sailors known as the Norfolk Four... more

Exhibitions At The Huntington: A Look Ahead

Preview of upcoming events this fall and in 2010... more

Poet, Painter, Engraver, Creator Of Illuminated Books

New Morgan Exhibition Presents The Genius Of William Blake... more

The 50th Anniversary of the Guggenheim Museum

The second It Came from Brooklyn concert will take place September 25, 2009, at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum with performances by... more

American Artist John Sloan’s Satirical Style Explored In New Exhibition

“Drawn to Satire: John Sloan’s Illustrations for the Novels of Charles Paul de Kock” on view... more

Fine Judaica Will Be Auction By Kestenbaum & Company

Dr. Max Kimche (1907-1987), a lawyer and financier from Switzerland devoted his life to his community and other Jewish causes... more

Getty Exhibition Illuminates the Creation of Medieval Manuscripts

Have you ever wanted to learn how manuscripts were made? Who were the scribes and artists behind the illuminated pages? more

The Pioneer Valley Book & Ephemera Fair

Presented by the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Antiquarian Booksellers (MARIAB), this is acknowledged to be one of the finest Book & Ephemera Fairs in New England... more

Major Exhibition of French Drawings To Open October 2 At The Morgan

Rococo and Revolution: Eighteenth-Century French Drawings Highlights Era of Great Artistic Change... more

The Smithsonian Associates Presents Literary Legend Joyce Carol Oates

One of the most respected and honored American writers of numerous fiction and nonfiction works, discusses her remarkable career and life... more

Part II of “Women on Stamps” Online Exhibit

In celebration of women who have helped shaped the role of females in America, the museum is continuing its online display of stamps. “Women on Stamps: Part II” is the second in a series of four online exhibits that highlight the accomplishments of American women... more

Sotheby’s to Sell Wines Direct from the Cellars of Bodegas Vega Sicilia

On November 14, 2009, Aulden Cellars-Sotheby’s will sell a collection of wines direct from the legendary Spanish winemaker Bodegas Vega Sicilia owned by the Alvarez family... more

Mecum Auction Announces Bob Mcdorman Sign Collection

Sign, Memorabilia, Vintage Parts Sale Scheduled for Sept. 11-12, 2009 more

Collection Of Rare And Important Bibles To Be Offered

Two of Swann Galleries’ autumn auctions feature desirable Bibles from the collection of Mel and Julie Meadows—it is the largest offering of Bibles... more

ICP Announces Purchase of Early Vernacular Photograph Albums

The International Center of Photography today announced the acquisition of the Barbara Levine Collection of seventy-nine early vernacular photograph albums, dating from 1887 to 1938. Focusing on home and family life in the United States as well as travel abroad... more

New England’s Centennial To Be Celebrated at 2010 Winter Antiques Show

The Winter Antiques Show celebrates its 56th year as America’s premier antiques show, featuring 75 renowned experts in American, English, European, and Asian fine and decorative arts... more

Show Marks 150th Anniversary of Giacomo Puccini's Birth

The Morgan to display orginal manuscripts from Madama Butterfly and La Bohčme in new exhibition on Giacomo Puccini... more

Beasts & Bears

October is "Animal" month at Bonhams & Butterfields with two auctions highlighting beasts and bears. The fall will have something for animal lovers of all types! more

Old World Auctions Offers Important Rare Map

One of the most important Colonial maps of North America – Henry Popple’s Map of the British Empire in North America, published in 1734 – will be the highlight of an online sale slated for Sept. 4-16 by Old World Auctions. more

New Blog Inspired by Love of Books and Dogs

Bookseller and Book Care Advocate Shares Advice and Experience. more

Celebrating Paper: The 25th Ohio Preservation Council Symposium

The Ohio Preservation Council is celebrating a quarter-century of protecting our shared heritage and you are invited to attend! more