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Ed Smith Books Relocates

After a brief move to Florida, Ed Smith Books is now back on the west coast. more


Featuring the collections of over 550 international dealers from the United States, Canada, England, France, Germany, Italy, South America and Asia, the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show is the largest summer indoor antiques event in the nation. more

Old World Auctions Celebrates 30 Years

Old World Auctions will celebrate its 30th year in business with an auction preview and gala party on July 13-14 and an exceptional online sale that opens July 2 and closes July 18. The festivities will be held at the firm's headquarters in Sedona, Ariz., at 2155 W. Highway 89A, Suite #206. The firm has been located in Sedona since 1994, when the current owners, Curt and Marti Griggs, bought the business. more


The glorious days of the traditional western story come alive in this title novel published in the U.S. for the first time, accompanied by 6 hard-hitting short stories, and featuring an introduction by famed author Ed Gorman. The cover art by Gavin O'Keefe captures the grit and heart of these stories brilliantly. more

Levinson Polar Library to be Auction by Swann Galleries

On Thursday, May 24 Swann Galleries will auction The Polar Library of Dr. John M. Levinson. Over the past two decades Dr. Levinson has assembled an outstanding collection of works on both Arctic and Antarctic exploration. more


An historic 500+ page handwritten John Steinbeck archive, representing the inner struggles of the Nobel Prize-winning author in his attempts to transform his famed novel, "Cannery Row," into musical theater, which in itself became the novel "Sweet Thursday," has been found in the home of a legendary Broadway producer. more

London Map Fair June 8-9

One of the highlights will be this year's London Map Fair, which will be held on the 8th and 9th of June 2007 at Olympia 2, organised by London Map Fairs Ltd. The Fair is the largest specialist fair for original antique maps in Europe, and for many years has been a Mecca for dealers, collectors and curators. more

May Sturbridge Book & Ephemera Fair Cancelled

Death In Family Necessitates Drastic Action more

The Secret Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Secret Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Gary Lovisi. Three glorious Sherlock Holmes pastiches by MWA Edgar Nominee Gary Lovisi take you back to the foggy days of London when arch-villains battled the Great Detective of Baker Street. more

Miniature Book Exhibition

The Grolier Club is pleased to present a pioneering exhibition devoted to the marvelous art and fascinating history of miniature books. On view from May 16 - July 28, 2007, Miniature Books: 4,000 Years of Tiny Treasures is curated by Julian I. Edison, noted collector and Vice-President of the Miniature Book Society. more

Gary Hendershott Joins Heritage Auction Galleries

Renowned collector and historian Gary Hendershott has joined the Heritage Auction Galleries staff as Senior Consultant. Hendershott will be working with consignments from all areas of collecting, and managing entire auctions from a number of categories, including Civil War, Western and Native American historical material, and American nautical and military history. more

New Book: Penguin by Designers

In June 2005, to coincide with Penguin Books’ 70th anniversary, the Penguin Collectors’ Society contacted surviving designers, in order to hold a study day celebrating Penguin Design at the V&A. These talks have been edited and collected into a 184-page B-format paperback. more

Out of Print and into Profit becomes the surprise hit of the year

Charity shop bookshelves are groaning with corporate memoirs and sponsored histories. You can’t, as a rule, give them away. But one title published at the end of last year which might have looked at first glance as though it belonged squarely in that category, has proved itself the exception, and a reprint has just been urgently ordered. more

Dutch Map of Colonial New England Sells at Old World Auctions for $12,320

An uncommon map of Colonial-era New England by Dutch cartographers Hugo and Carolus Allard sold for $12,320 in an online auction held Jan. 26 - Feb. 21 by Old World Auctions. more

New York Antiquarian Book Fair

The 47th annual 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. more

Alan Shelley elected as ABA President for 2007 - 2008

Alan Shelley, of Bow Windows Book Shop in Lewes, was elected President of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association at its Annual General Meeting in Edinburgh on Saturday 24th March. more

Antiques Roadshow in Utah

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW presents three new episodes taped in Salt Lake City, Utah (Summer 2006) Mondays at 8pm ET, beginning April 16, 2007 (check local listings) more

Finest Nostradamus Library to Be Auctioned

On Monday, April 23 auction, Swann Galleries will auction 16th to 18th century books from the Nostradamus Library of the late Daniel Ruzo, the finest private collection on the subject. more

Great Literary Treasures to be Auctioned by Heritage!

are book and manuscript collectors are in for a treat this Spring, when Heritage opens its upcoming auction of great literary treasures. more

Free Admission to Flamingo Shows to Military Personnel in Uniform

In a move that will be sure to shake up the world of Book & Antiques Shows, Tina Bruno, President of Flamingo Promotions, is proud to announce that effective immediately, all Military Personnel - Army, Navy, Marine, Air Force, & Coast Guard - in uniform will receive free admission to all Flamingo Events! more

Mormon Books Set Record at Swann

Spirited bidding at Swann Galleries' March 22 auction of Printed & Manuscript Americana yielded record prices for rare Mormon works, the Bible of the Revolution, and an historic Judaic pamphlet. more


An incredibly rare and important logbook from the slave schooner ‘Juverna’, which sailed between Liverpool, West Africa and Surinam during 1804-1805, was saved for the nation today (21st March 2007). Bonhams sold the document to The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London, for £5,520 during a Sale of Marine and Scientific Instruments in Knightsbridge, London. more

Grolier Club Exhibit of Political Cartoons

Over one hundred political cartoons and caricatures dating from as early as 1733 and originating from twelve different countries are on view at The Grolier Club, in its second floor gallery, from March 21 to May 25, 2007 in an exhibit that features books, magazines, posters, prints, sculptured ceramics. more

Book Find May Rewrite Idaho Book History

A small, dusty-blue book found in files in the museum at the Idaho State School for the Deaf and Blind has shed new light on the life of Idaho*s most famous native artist/bookmaker, reportedly deaf and perhaps autistic James Castle, according to Tom Trusky, Boise State professor and director of the Idaho Center for the Book. more

Bonhams to Sell Ian Fleming's Gun

A fine Colt Python .357 Magnum revolver presented by the Colt Company to the famous James Bond author, Ian Fleming in 1964, will be one of the highlights of Bonhams next sale of Fine Modern Sporting Guns and Vintage Firearms on March 28. more

America's Oldest Comic to be Sold

Heritage Auction Galleries to sell America's Oldest Comic Book. more

John D. Berry: Exhibition of Book Designs

Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers is pleased to announce an exhibition of the book-design work of John D. Berry. The exhibition will run through the end of April. A reading and book launch, open to the public, will take place on Thursday, March 22, from 6-8pm for his two new books, Dot-font: Talking About Design and Dot-font: Talking About Fonts (Mark Batty Publisher, 2007). Example images of his book designs can be found at more

Bornstein Cancels Show

Bornstein Shows has cancelled the March 17, 2007, book fair in Boca Raton, FL. This would have been the second year of the event. more

Printed & Manuscript African Americana Auction

Swann Galleries has held annual sales devoted to Printed & Manuscript African Americana every winter since 1996. The twelfth auction, which includes an impressive selection of historical documents, autographs, manuscripts, books, photographs, historical prints, posters, and other ephemera, will take place on February 27. more

Eragny Press Exhibition

The Grolier Club of New York is proud to present a groundbreaking exhibition, on view from February 21 - April 28, 2007: Illustrating the Good Life: The Pissarros' Eragny Press, 1894-1914 more

Colorado Book Seminar

We proudly announce this year's program which includes our Keynote Speaker, Marty Manley, CEO of Alibris and former under Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration; specialty dealer Kevin Royal Johnson, of Royal Books, Baltimore; and, returning as part of the regular faculty, Terry Belanger, 2005, MacArthur Fellow, and founder of Rare Book School, University of Virginia. more

Maastricht Antiquarian Book & Print Fair

15,16 and 17 March (during TEFAF) locations in the St. Jans Church (15th century) Vrijthof/Henric van Veldekeplein, Lutheran Church (17th century) Hondstraat in the center of Maastrcht. more

Lucien Clergue Exhibit

Pierre Menard Gallery (Lame Duck Books) is delighted to announce an exhibition of vintage and later prints of photographs by the towering French master Lucien Clergue. more

Americana Auction

On Wednesday, February 14, 2007, at 10 a.m., Dorothy Sloan–Rare Books, Inc. will conduct an auction in San Francisco, California in the Joseph and Mildred Rolph Moore Gallery at the Society of California Pioneers (300 Fourth Street, San Francisco, California 94107). more

John Steinbeck Archive on the Auction Block

Works of art, first editions and presentation copies from the Estate of Elizabeth Steinbeck Ainsworth to be offered on Feb. 18 more

American History & Hollywood Legacies at Auction

Fine arts auctioneers Bonhams & Butterfields will feature letters and historic documents from Hollywood legends and important figures on Sunday, February 18, 2007 as property from former US Presidents, noted writers, Hollywood icons and pop culture celebrities is offered to the highest bidders during the 500-lot auction of Fine Books & Manuscripts simulcast to Los Angeles and San Francisco. more


On January 25th Swann Galleries’ auction of Documents from the Golden Age of Hollywood from the Archives of Twentieth Century Fox to benefit the Motion Picture & Television Fund yielded results beyond expectations. With documents signed by some of the biggest names Hollywood has ever seen, the sale drew wide public interest and every one of the 154 lots sold. more

February 11th auction will be an art-focused catalog

Our February 11th auction will be an art-focused catalog. Original artwork, books, a large collection of antique photographs dating back to the mid-1800's, and a huge collection of vintage posters and prints will be offered. more

Private Tour of Japanese Book Exhibit

The New York Chapter of the American Printing History Association invites you to a private tour of "Ehon: The Artist and the Book in Japan" on Saturday, January 27, 2007 at the New York Public Library during Bibliography Week and prior to APHA's Annual Meeting at the Library on the same day. Our guide through this amazing exhibition will be Margaret Glover, Librarian in the Spencer Collection. more

New Edition of Your Old Books

The revised edition of Your Old Books is now available on the RBMS website. Your Old Books provides answers to frequently asked questions regarding the value of rare and older books. It was first published in 1989, revised several times, most recently in 2005. The most recent revision provided more detailed answers including links to relevant online resources. more

Celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday With a Live Webcast

On Sunday, February 11th, at noon, Central Standard Time, Virtual Book Signing™ will celebrate the one hundred ninety-eighth anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth (February 12th) with a live webcast, featuring two leading Lincoln scholars. more


On January 25 Swann Galleries will auction a selection of contracts and other documents regarding some of the most famous Hollywood performers of all time from the archives of Twentieth Century Fox. Proceeds from the sale will go to benefit the Motion Picture & Television Fund, a charity that provides health care and social services to members of the entertainment industry. more

Artists, Printers and Publishers Forum. January 31

The Grolier Club will host a special forum of contemporary New York artists, printers and publishers on Jan. 31, 2007 at 6:00, in conjunction with the exhibition HOT OFF THE PRESS: Prints of 2006 from New York Printshops. The exhibition, on view at the Grolier Club from Dec. 12, 2006, to Feb. 3, 2007, showcases prints released within this calendar year by some fifty contemporary artists and published by over twenty fine art printers resident in New York. The selection surveys current printmaking in the area and its wide spectrum of subject matter, styles, and printing processes--both innovative and time-honored. more

Successful Map Sale at Old World Auctions

A rare map of the Red River region of Louisiana, executed in 1806 by Nicholas King and one of only a few in existence, sold for $34,720 in an online auction held Nov. 26-Dec. 6 by Old World Auctions of Sedona, Az. It was the top lot in a sale that saw many old and rare maps change hands. Prices quoted include a 12% buyer's premium. more

HOT OFF THE PRESS. Prints Exhibition

HOT OFF THE PRESS, on view at the Grolier Club from Dec. 13, 2006, to Feb. 3, 2007, presents prints released within the past year by some fifty artists. Produced by over twenty fine art printers resident in New York, the exhibition surveys current printmaking in the area and its span of subject matter, styles, and process -- both innovative and time-honored. “This is an opportunity,” says curator Janice Oresman, “to see within a single gallery the amazing results of the collaboration of artists with master printers who have inspired and challenged them.” more


YONKERS, NY - December 15, 2006 - Kicking off Black History Month, a New York auction held on January 3, 2007, will include a selection of unusual African-American documents and artifacts. more

Extremely Rare Frankenstein First Edition to be Auctioned by Heritage!

It is one of the most important English language novels of the 19th Century, written on a lark by a teenaged girl, which has spawned a cultural icon of monstrous proportions. more


Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. announces two exciting, high-quality antiques fairs which will be hosted at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart during 2007, including a first-ever antiques fair, featuring national and international dealers from throughout the globe. more

Internet Bidders Spend $445,000 on Dick Clark's Memorabilia

The unquestioned provenance and historical cachet associated with Dick Clark's personal collection of music memorabilia ignited a firestorm of bidding in a Dec. 5 and 6 auction that was nearly 50 percent sold through in association with eBay Live Auctions. more

2007 Grolier Club Library Fellowships

The Grolier Club Library is pleased to announce its fourth annual fellowship offering in the history of the book. Awards of up to $2,500 are available for research in the Library's areas of strength, with emphasis on the history of antiquarian bookselling and private collecting of books and prints in the United States, Great Britain, and Western Europe. more