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The Little Auction That Could

Auction of celebrities favorite childhood books will benefit Hibiscus Children's Center in November. more

Huntington Exhibition Explores African American Renaissance in LA

African American arts and culture exploded in early 20th century America, and the Harlem neighborhood of New York City was Ground Zero. Not as well known is what played out in Los Angeles at the same time—a flowering of African American arts, literature, and culture along Central Avenue. A new exhibition at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens explores the Harlem Renaissance in Los Angeles more

Huntington Exhibit to Explore Impact of Color Lithography

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens will highlight the largest private collection of color lithography in the United States with the exhibition “The Color Explosion: Nineteenth-Century American Lithography from the Jay T. Last Collection,” on view Oct. 17, 2009–Feb. 22, 2010, in the MaryLou and George Boone Gallery. more

Christie’s Launches iPhone App

Christie's, the world's leading art business, announces the availability of a new mobile application that extends the company’s online experience to a global audience of Apple mobile device users. more

The world’s oldest Bible goes online

In a ground-breaking collaboration between the British Library, the Monastery of St Catherine (Mount Sinai, Egypt), the University Library at Leipzig (Germany) and the National Library of Russia (St Petersburg), the full text of the world's oldest bible will be accessible in one place for everyone to research and enjoy by the end of the project in July 2009. more

Rarely Seen Medieval Drawings on View

Opening June 2 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Pen and Parchment: Drawing in the Middle Ages is the first museum exhibition to examine in depth the achievements of the medieval draftsman. more

29th Annual Baltimore Summer Antiques Show

The largest summer antiques show in the nation returns to the Baltimore Convention Center Labor Day weekend, September 3-6, 2009. more Enters Into Joint agreement With ABAA & Bibliopolis announced today a joint three-way agreement with Bibliopolis, LLC and Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) to provide a new e-commerce site for ABAA members and their books. more

Ceremony Will Mark Library Expansion, Renovation

A pair of special events on April 16 will formally unveil Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s renovated and expanded Morris Library. more

New From White Rabbit Press

“The Lewis Carroll - Sir John Tenniel 110th Anniversary ‘Nursery Alice’ Collection” more

April 5th - Stamps, Coins, Judaica, etc.

National Book Auctions will be holding an auction of antique and rare books, stamps, coins, currency and ephemera. The catalog consists of 450 lots from various estates. more

Rare Amistad Autograph for Sale

One of only three known surviving documents signed by Cinque, leader of the famous Amistad slave revolt, is now being offered by New Jersey rare bookseller Between the Covers in a collection of autographs valued at $275,000. more

First Edition Copy of Poems on Various Subjects by Phillis Wheately

A first edition of the first literary work published by an African-American woman among the highlights of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers' March 24th Sale. more

Collector: Lincoln Photo Uncovered in Grant Album

A collector believes a photograph from a private album of Civil War Gen. Ulysses S. Grant shows President Abraham Lincoln in front of the White House and could be the last image taken of him before he was assassinated in 1865. more

Comic Art Exhibition Opens at the National Museum of the American Indian

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian will open “Comic Art Indigène” in the Sealaska Gallery. more

Smithsonian Uncovers Secret Message Inside Abraham Lincoln’s Watch

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History announced it has found a “secret” message engraved in President Abraham Lincoln’s watch by a watchmaker who was repairing it in 1861 when news of the attack on Fort Sumter reached Washington, D.C. more

The Morgan to Exhibit Superb Selection of Recent Acquisitions

Works Range from Drawings by Rembrandt and Matisse to Contemporary Masters, such as Helen Frankenthaler and Red Grooms; from Letters by van Gogh and Oscar Wilde to a Beethoven Manuscript and an Exquisite Renaissance Prayer Book. more

Rare Superman Comic for Sale

A rare copy of the Action comic book that launched Superman as the first superhero is coming up for auction. more

Artist Brian Dettmer's Upcoming Show: Adaptations

In his third show with Aron Packer, Dettmer continues to explore the endless possibilities and exploit the endless opportunities of the book’s material, history, and future. more

Oil Sketch Gift Shared

Eugene V. and Clare Thaw to give oil sketch collection jointly to the Morgan Library & Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. more

Cartoon Exhibition at The Morgan Library

A sense of humor when economic times are tough the Morgan Library & Museum presents New Yorker Cartoon Exhibition "On The Money" January 23 through May 24, 2009. Show Features Luminaries of the Craft and Their Insightful Takes on Boom and Bust Works Drawn from the Collection of Melvin R. Seiden. more

National Book Auctions - Auction January 25th - History, NYS, Civil War

This auction features scarce antique books over a broad range of historical topics. more

New 'Winnie-the-Pooh' book is coming

Dutton Children's Books will unveil the first authorized "Winnie-the-Pooh" sequel since A.A. Milne's 1928 "The House at Pooh Corner." more

Obama To Take Oath of Office On Lincoln-Inaugural Bible

President-elect Barack Obama on Jan. 20 will take the oath of office on a Bible from the Library of Congress’ collections that is steeped in history — the same Bible upon which Abraham Lincoln swore March 4, 1861, to uphold the Constitution. more

Sotheby’s Americana Week 2009

New York, New York – On January 23 and 24 Sotheby’s will begin the sale season with Important Americana, which includes furniture, folk art, silver, ceramics, and decorative arts. more

New Exhibition Celebrates 200th Anniversary of Lincoln's Birth

Collecting material on Abraham Lincoln has, for some, been both an obsessive and competitive pursuit—so much so that, in honor of his 200th birthday, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens pays homage to collectors of so-called Lincolniana in a special exhibition in the Library West Hall. more

How will digitiZation shape the future of publishing?

Frankfurt Book Fair survey reveals online bookselling as most important development of the past 60 years. more

First print publication of Doris Lessing's 'On Not Winning the Nobel Prize'

Doris Lessing’s Nobel Lecture is now available for the first time in a signed letter press limited edition available for Christmas this year, featuring wood engraved artwork by Abigail Rorer. more

Fine Books & Collections Names Editor

Fine Books & Collections magazine has announced the appointment of Ann J. Loftin as editor of Fine Books & Collections magazine and its newly-expanded digital edition. more

Rare & Important Art Nouveau Posters

Swann's highly anticipated auction of Rare and Important Art Nouveau Posters is now viewable online. more

Hollywood's Golden Age rules in $2.17m Movie Poster Auction

Flying Down To Rio one sheet leads strong year-end sale in Dallas, Nov. 7-9 more

Fine Books & Collections Launches E-letter, Blog

Durham, NC. Fine Books & Collections magazine announced today that it plans expand its online offering of information for collectors, while at the same time reduce its print schedule for the magazine to annually. more

Seven Great Maps (And a Panorama Box)

Dear Friends, We would like to draw your attention to a highly select group of some of our finest maps, viewable from this special page. more

International Codex Book Fair and Symposium

September 3, 2008 -- The world’s leading book artisans will be featured at the CODEX Foundation’s biennial fair and symposium on February 9 – 11, 2009. The three-day event held at the University of California, Berkeley campus is open to the public and will focus on “Considering the Book as a Work of Art.” more

Jack London Rarities on the Auction Block

A remarkable collection of books, letters, and manuscripts by that quintessential American writer, Jack London, “The Author with the Sales,” is bound for the auction block at PBA Galleries on September 18th, 2008. more

Showcasing History of Science Opens Nov. 1

The 2,800-square-foot Dibner Hall will examine great achievements in science from Ptolemy and Copernicus to Newton, Darwin, and Einstein. more

“Darwin’s Garden: An Evolutionary Adventure” Opens Oct. 4, 2008

Charles Darwin (1809­–1882) is best known for his theory of evolution and other natural history achievements, but little is known about his enduring and insightful work with plants and the important role they played in formulating his ideas. “Darwin’s Garden: An Evolutionary Adventure” at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens explores the untold story of these botanical influences, Darwin’s research, his contribution to the understanding of plants, and ultimately, of life in general. more

The Saint John’s Bible Shared Worldwide

Collegeville, Minn. – March 24, 2008 – It’s been nearly a decade since Donald Jackson embarked on the calligrapher’s Sistine Chapel: the handwritten, illuminated Saint John’s Bible. Now, through the Heritage Program, individuals and artistic, religious and cultural institutions can experience and share the only full size, limited edition, signed and numbered reproductions of this extraordinary manuscript. more

Sale of musical instruments and related books

Bloomsbury Auctions is pleased to announce its first ever sale of Musical Instruments and related works on paper to take place in Rome on Wednesday, May 7th. The Claude Lebet collection of musical instruments, paintings, books, manuscripts and autographs related to music will be sold in our Rome saleroom. more

27th London Map Fair Scheduled for June 7-8

Now in its 27th consecutive year, we are proud to announce the new Map Fair venue for 2008: The Royal Geographical Society. more

The New Hampshire Card & Paper Shows

Announcing The Return Of New England’s Favorite Paper Shows! more

Great Lakes Map Changes Hands for $5,040 in Online Sale Held by Old World Auctions

A rare and extremely important re-strike of a map of the Great Lakes,originally created by the Jesuit priest Francesco Bressani in 1657 and recreated around 1900, sold for $5,040 in an online sale (#123) held by Old World Auctions. more

Miniature Book Fair: Show & Sale

On Sunday, September 14, 2008, the Miniature Book Society is presenting its annual Book Fair, from 1:00 to 4:30 pm, at the Island Palms Hotel, 2051 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego. more

World Record for Graham Greene at Bloomsbury Auctions

Bloomsbury’s sale of Modern First Editions, Literature & History, Economics & Law on 13th March was a big success, emphasising once again that Bloomsbury is the natural home of First Editions. more

First Edition Copy of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol to be Offered at Auction

In their upcoming Rare Book auction, Heritage Auction Galleries will offer a scarce first edition, first issue copy of Charles Dickens' immortal novel, A Christmas Carol, in exceptional condition, estimated to bring $40,000 to $50,000. more

Significant manuscript matter sells at Swann’s African Americana sale

Swann Galleries’ annual auction of Printed & Manuscript African Americana on February 21 was particularly strong in manuscript material dating from colonial times to the mid-20th century, and featured rare Civil War correspondence from black soldiers. more revamps website

Leading online book marketplace is celebrating its fifth anniversary this month by launching a complete overhaul of both their site and search technology, including a new site design. more

Bidders Compete for Rare Cookbooks at Swann Galleries' Auction of Early Printed Books and Gastronomic Literature

Swann Auction Galleries conducted a very successful two-part auction of Early Printed Books and Gastronomic Literature from the Fillin & Yeh Collection, which featured 18th- and 19th-century English and American culinary classics. more

Yoko? O Yes!

Not-for-profit publishing house The Oak Tree Press has persuaded Yoko Ono to contribute to their First Chapter Series of limited signed editions. Volume VI in the series, which showcases Margaret Atwood's Booker Prize winning novel, The Blind Assassin, will now feature signed art by the world famous artist, who is widely celebrated for her unconventional and innovative work. more

Edinburgh Antiquarian Book Fair is on March 14th and 15th

The Edinburgh Antiquarian Book Fair is on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th March 2008, in the Assembly Rooms Edinburgh. Over 35 members of the ABA will be exhibiting in the Music Hall, and over 40 members of the PBFA in the Edinburgh Suite. more