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Berndard Shapero Opens Russian Department

Russia is playing an increasingly pivotal role on the world stage and interest in Russian literature is gathering momentum, especially amongst Russians wanting to buy back their heritage. more

2008 Boston Antiques Weekend Seminar Series Presented by New England Antiques Journal and Northeast Antiques

As part of its efforts to bring a new group of customers into its shows while offering educational opportunities for existing collectors, New England Antique Shows, in conjunction with New England Antiques Journal and Northeast Antiques, presents the second annual series of seminars at the Boston Antiques Weekend April 12 and 13 at the Seaport World Trade Center. more

The Best Book Fair in the World - Andy Rooney, CBS 60 Minutes 2007

The 48th New York Antiquarian Book Fair sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America returns this April to the Park Avenue Armory under the management of Sanford L. Smith & Associates. This year, 200 of the finest dealers from the U.S., Canada, the Netherlands, Italy, England, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Argentina and Denmark will exhibit at the countrys oldest and most prestigious book fair. more

Westchester Books & Paper Too!

Flamingo Eventz is very pleased to announce the return and revitalization of the only antique Book and Paper Shows in Westchester now at a fabulous new location the newly built, luxurious DoubleTree Hotel. more

Titanic Wreckage and Ephemera at Bonhams & Butterfields

Within the Fine Books & Manuscripts auction at Bonhams & Butterfields on Sunday, February 17, 2008 are five lots of ephemera related to the infamous British luxury passenger liner RMS Titanic. Crowned jewel of the White Star Liner at the time, the vessel sunk during its maiden voyage in the early hours of April 15, 1912. Nearly 96-years later, the Titanic disaster, mythology and items surrounding the tragic event have continued to fascinate millions. more

Remarkable WWII Document to be Offered at Bonhams & Butterfields on February 17th

Manuscript records each flight of arguably the most famous of all US pilots Brigadier General Paul Tibbets, Captain of the Enola Gay more

Massive Unpublished Reagan Archive on the Auction Block

Fine Books & Manuscripts sale features Ronald Reagan Archive of unpublished correspondence, unseen photos and rare personal ephemera more

On March 1, 2008, Dallas-based Heritage Auction Galleries will present the Edward C. Gillette Collection of Early Political and Presidential Display Items.

Dallas-based Heritage Auction Galleries will present the Edward C. Gillette Collection of Early Political and Presidential Display Items . The auction includes 446 items, all from the era between George Washington and Teddy Roosevelt. more

Books Tell You Why Has "Gone With the Wind"

Books Tell You Why is proud to announce its partnership with NativeEnergy in an effort to offset CO2 emissions and make further contributions to a responsible management of the world we live on more

THE HUNTINGTON HEADS INTO UNPRECEDENTED YEAR OF ACTIVITY

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is about to experience arguably the most extraordinary year since it opened to the public in 1928, with an unprecedented slate of activities. more

RESULTS OF THE CHRISTIAN FECHNER COLLECTION OF AMERICAN & EUROPEAN MAGIC, PART III

New YorkOn Thursday, October 25, Swann Galleries auctioned Part III of The Christian Fechner Collection of American and European Magic. This was the third annual sale of material from this large and important collection. more

Heritage Rare Books and Manuscripts Auction Posts Strong Results

Heritage Auction Galleries' Rare Books and Manuscripts auction, held October 25 & 26, 2007 in Dallas, Texas, realized $2,235,525 for 1,218 lots, including strong prices for a variety of rare and hard-to-find first editions and collector's books, such as a very desirable first edition of the initial book in the acclaimed Harry Potter series. more

FLORIDA ARTISTS' BOOK PRIZE

Broward County Library's Bienes Museum of the Modern Book, The Dianne and Michael Bienes Special Collections and Rare Book Library, and the Florida Center for the Book, are pleased to announce the continuing sponsorship of the annual Florida Artists' Book Prize. more

Nicholas A. Basbanes, Leading Author on Book Collecting, Publishes Collected Essays

Decades before he began writing A Gentle Madness and the other volumes in his acclaimed series on book collecting, libraries, and reading, Nicholas A. Basbanes got his start as a journalist. His experience as an investigative reporter, literary editor, and columnist had made Mr. Basbanes unique among the many chroniclers of book culture, creating a body of work that led two-time Pulitzer prizewinning historian and biographer David McCullough to call him the leading authority of books about books. more

Autographs Bring Strong Prices at Swann's

An Autograph Letter Signed by Thomas Jefferson as President to the Marquis de Lafayette recommending that he acquire land in New Orleans, Washington, 10 March 1805 was the top lot at Swann Galleries Autographs auction on October 11. It far exceeded its presale estimate of $35,000 to $50,000 and sold to a private collector for $84,000*. more

Due to volume, National Book Auctions' Friday, October 19th Jazz auction has been re-scheduled for Saturday, November 3rd.

Saturdays, October 20th and November 3rd 2007: This 2-day auction series will include a collection of approximately 5,000 jazz-related books and select additions of 78rpm records and other vinyl. The collection includes many important titles and signatures. more

Delaware Books & Ephemera Too!

After a great kick-off in June, Flamingo Promotions is pleased to announce the return of Delaware Books & Ephemera Too! on November 11, 2007, for a fabulous Autumn edition at Arsht Hall on the University of Delawares Wilmington Campus. more

The Long Island Antique Book & Ephemera Fair

Open a new chapter in your lifes story, share the joy of collecting -- and learn just what the heck Ephemera really is -- join the Long Island Antiquarian Book Dealers Association (LIABDA) & Flamingo Promotions on November 3 & 4 at the Long Island Antique Book & Ephemera Fair, Saturday & Sunday November 3 & 4 at the Garden City Field House (formerly St. Pauls School), 295 Stewart Avenue, Garden City, New York. more

Rare Harry Potter First Edition to be Auctioned by Heritage Auctions

One of the most successful publishing franchises in history, J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series had rather humble beginnings. First issued in a very limited printing of a mere 300 copies in hardcover, almost all of which went to schools and libraries, this modest volume would lead to one of the most popular book and film series in the modern world. more

Bloomsbury Auction House Makes U.S. Debut in NY

Bloomsbury Auctions is opening its first U.S. location this month at 6 W. 48th Street, between Fifth Avenue and Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan. The inaugural auction will take place on Wednesday, September 26 at 2:00 p.m. more

New York Winter Antiques Show in January

The Winter Antiques Show celebrates its 54th year as Americas most prestigious antiques show - January 18-27: New York, NY. The Park Avenue Armory, 67th Street and Park Avenue. more

Rare Advance Copy of For Whom the Bell Tolls at Auction

The first signed advance proof copy of Hemingways great novel For Whom the Bell Tolls ever to surface will be offered at Swann Galleries auction of 19th & 20th Century Literature on Thursday, November 29. more

Rare Advance Copy of For Whom the Bell Tolls at Auction

The first signed advance proof copy of Hemingways great novel For Whom the Bell Tolls ever to surface will be offered at Swann Galleries auction of 19th & 20th Century Literature on Thursday, November 29. more

New Yorkiana to Be Featured at Auction

To celebrate the opening of Bloomsbury Auctions in New York, the inaugural Americana sale on October 31, 2007 features an impressive array of New Yorkiana for both the novice and most advanced collectors alike. more

Washington Antiquarian Book Fair

The Washington Antiquarian Book Fair is being held March 7 & 8, 2008 in Arlington, Va. more

Santa Fe Antiquarian Book Show

Looking for books? Let the search begin at the southwest's newest book show! October 5-6, 2007. more

Maria Callas Sale at Sotheby's

n Wednesday 12 December, Sothebys Milan will offer for sale a collection of materialletters, photographs, musical scores and other items that together paint a comprehensive picture of one of the greatest Divas of the 20th century, Maria Callas. more

Salvador Dali's Painted Leotard to be Sold on September 9th, 2007 at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers' Post-War and Contemporary Art Auction

The sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art and American and European Art at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will be the first of several exciting fall auctions. The sale, which will include 556 lots on September 9-10, features a variety of highlights that will pique the interest of not only dealers and collectors, but even the general public given the provenance of selected lots. more

An exhibition of the work Briony Morrow-Cribbs

Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers is pleased to announce an exhibition of the work Briony Morrow-Cribbs. The exhibition will run from September 15 through the 31st of October. A reception for the artist will be held on Thursday, October 4th, from 6-8pm. The public is invited. more

Oak Knoll Fest Coming in October

You are invited to Oak Knoll Fest XIV, taking place this year on October 6th and 7th here in Old New Castle. Our theme is "The Renaissance of letterpress Printing" owing to the recent resurgence of interest in letterpress printing, at colleges and universities in particular. more

THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM RECEIVES MAJOR GRANT FROM THE LEON LEVY FOUNDATION FOR CATALOGING OF LITERARY AND HISTORICAL MANUSCRIPTS

The Morgan Library & Museum announced today that it has received a grant of $450,000 from the Leon Levy Foundation for a three-year project to upgrade catalog records for its renowned collection of literary and historical manuscripts. more

RARE MAP OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS REALIZES $27,440 AT OLD WORLD AUCTIONS

A rare map of the Republic of Texas, created in 1843 by John Arrowsmith and titled Map of Texas, compiled from Surveys recorded in the Land Office of Texas and other Official Surveys, sold for $27,440 in an online sale held July 2-July 18 by Old World Auctions (OldWorldAuctions.com). It was the 120th antique map auction held by the firm, now 30 years old. more

$4.71 Million Realized in Heritage Comic and Comic Art Auction

Heritage Auction Galleries' most recent Vintage Comic and Comic Art auction was held August 2-4, 2007 at Geppi's Entertainment Museum in Baltimore, MD with a Final Session on August 7. The Signature Auction realized $4,536,566 for 2,314 lots, while the Final Session brought $175,202 for 754 lots for a total of $4,711,768 realized for 3,068 lots offered. After-auction sales are still ongoing and are expected to raise the final total to even higher levels. more

Mid-August Sale of Travel, Natural History & Maps

The traditional summer doldrums for the auction season failed to materialize at PBA Galleries, as the San Francisco-based house continued its bi-weekly sale schedule through July and August, and struck gold with a sale of Natural History Travel & Exploration Sporting Maps & Atlases, August 9, 2007. more

Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair is Now Twice a Year

After 10 successful years of annual Spring Fairs, and much demand from attendees and dealers alike, The Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair has added a Fall Fair, October 12-15, 2007. Now collectors will have a second opportunity to shop the world-class dealers at the premier antiques event in the Midwest. more

CNY Now National Book Auctions

We are continuing with the process of our official name change from CNY Book Auctions to National Book Auctions and have begun planning our upcoming auction schedule for our gallery in Ithaca, New York. more

Chelsea Book Fair Goes from Strength to Strength

The Chelsea Book Fair is an annual favourite amongst the cognoscenti. This lively, informal and enjoyable event is the perfect place to browse or find unusual presents for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and of course, Christmas. Once again it will be held at Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 on Friday 2nd- Saturday 3rd November 2007. more

Bloomsbury 2007 half year results achieve new record

For the fourth year running Bloomsbury Auctions half year turnover has grown, and this year by 45% on the same period in 2006, with total auction sales up from 3.578m to 5.189m. The 21 auctions which took place between January and June have averaged a selling rate (by lots) of 76% and have included two auctions where every lot sold, known in the auctioneering world as white-glove sales. more

Largest Annual Fine-Press Exhibition

On October 6 and 7, Oak Knoll Fest will explore and celebrate the resurgence of letterpress printing and the making of books by hand, particularly at colleges and universities. This years event will feature more than 40 fine presses, including several college and university presses. more

Dropping prices on textbooks means rising savings for students

Biblio.com, one of the world's largest marketplaces for used, rare, and out-of-print books, is already seeing a sharp increase in traffic to its site in the last 10 days as it gears up for the fall back-to-school textbook season. more

Curtis' North American Indian at Auction

Swann Galleries' October photography auction features Edward S. Curtis's magnums opus, The North American Indian, with 16 complete portfolios containing his large-format magisterial photogravures and 16 fully illustrated text volumes in handsome morocco bindings. more

Maps and Other Rarities Highlight PBA Galleries' June Americana Auction

It took four days of deliberation, but a discerning collector finally pulled the trigger, and purchased one of the landmark maps of the early 19th century. more

Exhibit: 200 Years of Collecting for the Boston Athenum

In celebration of the 2007 bicentennial of the Boston Athenum, the Grolier Club will present an exhibition tracing its distinguished history from its founding as a literary society and subscription library in 1807 to the present day. Acquired Tastes: 200 Years of Collecting for the Boston Athenum will emphasize the great range of objectsbooks, paintings, sculptures, engravings, maps, photographs, manuscripts, decorative arts, curios, and artifactsthat have been collected by the Athenum over two centuries in order to create a unique inspirational environment for study and intellectual exchange. more

Heritage Civil War Auction Shatters Expectations!

Nearly $6.5 Million Realized; Grant Sword, Custer Flag Take Top Honors. "What an exciting time to be a Civil War collector!" enthused Gary Hendershott, Director of Civil War auctions for Dallas-based Heritage Auction Galleries. more

Bonham's Magical Price for First Edition Harry Potter

A rare first edition of the very first Harry Potter book, written by the acclaimed British authoress J K Rowling, fetched a magical 9,000 today (26 June 2007) at Bonhams Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Photographs Sale in London. It was bought by an absentee buyer, who had left a commission bid with the auction house. more

Picturing Piety: Book of Hours Exhibit

This exhibition presents 26 Books of Hours, the bestseller of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance, from France, the Netherlands, and Belgium. Highlights include a fine early Dutch Book of Hours with illuminations closely related to a Utrecht artist working in the style of the Masters of Zweder van Culemborg. There is also a lavish Book of Hours signed with marks by one of the Masters of Otto von Mordrecht (related to the work of Nicolas Brouwer); an early extensively illuminated Rouenais Book of Hours from the era just following the occupation of Paris by the English; and a high-quality Parisian Book of Hours with an unusual sequence of miniatures by the Master of Jacques de Besanon and other artists. more

The Lord of the Jungle Swings into Heritage

Tarzan of the Apes First Edition to be Auctioned more

Collectable Paperback & Pulp Fiction Expo October 7

The 19th big annual book show will be held: Sunday, October 7, 2007, at the Holiday Inn on 57th Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues, NYC. more

Spring Ephemera Auction

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, in Thomaston, Maine, is holding its Annual Spring Ephemera Auction on Saturday, June 30th,, 2007, starting at 10:00AM. more

Greater Bostons Newest Summer Show ANTIQUES AT ELM BANK ESTATE

The 2nd annual antique show at Elm Bank Estate is taking place Saturday and Sunday, July 28th and 29th, 2007 on the beautiful grounds of Massachusetts Horticultural Society headquarters in Wellesley. Antiques will be displayed in outdoor tents surrounded by lush gardens with a select number of items to be showcased inside the Elm Bank mansion, the Cheney Estate. more