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Inagural Book and Manuscript Auction at Bonhams New York

Bonhams became the only international auction house to hold sales of Fine Books and Manuscripts on both the East and West Coasts of America on 4 December 2006. Its New York saleroom in the glamorous Fuller Building on Madison Avenue provided the unique venue for connoisseurs of the written word to bid on rare documents. more

Registration Open for Texas A&M Book History Workshop

Registration for the sixth annual Book History at A&M Workshop, May 20-25, 2007, is now open. Taking place in the Cushing Memorial Library and Archives at Texas A&M University, this five-day workshop provides an intensive, hands-on introduction to the history of books and printing. more

Auction in Ithaca

CNY Book Auctions' next sale will take place at our Ithaca, New York, gallery on Sunday, November 19th. The auction will begin at noon with preview beginning at 10:00am. more

Rare Autograph Auction November 30

The Thursday, November 30 Autographs auction at Swann Galleries offers a wonderful assortment of autograph documents that span American history, including a large selection of presidents and first ladies, as well as items from royalty, musicians and performing artists, and writers. more

Guide to Modern Historical Adventure Novels

A Survey, index, and value guide by Gary Lovisi is now out. more

Guernsey Schedules Dick Clark Auction

Manhattan-based eBay Live Auctions facilitator LiveAuctioneers LLC has announced a significant milestone: the signing of its 500th client, Guernsey's. The first Guernsey's event utilizing LiveAuctioneers' services will be the Dec. 5-6 auction of the Dick Clark collection. more

Call for Papers: Small Presses/Little Magazines of the Mimeograph Revolution: Their Audiences and the Role of Printing Technologies

Call for Papers: Small Presses/Little Magazines of the Mimeograph Revolution: Their Audiences and the Role of Printing Technologies" Proposed Panel for The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP) Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota July 11-15, 2007. more

Rare Entertainment Memorabilia at Swann's

The Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF)announced that Twentieth Century Fox has culled archives and donated more than 200 documents including signed contracts and internal memos to be sold at auction to benefit the Fund. more

Position Announcement: Assistant Curator, Rare Books and Special Collections, at Mullen Library, the Catholic University of America

Applications are invited for the position of Assistant Curator, Rare Books and Special Collections, at Mullen Library, the Catholic University of America. more

Medical Book Auction, November 3

On Friday, November 3 Swann Galleries will offer an auction of Medical Books, which come chiefly from the collection of Dennis L. Bernardini, M.D. more

Call for Papers: Between Manuscript and Print

Call for Papers. SACRED LEAVES: THE BOOK BETWEEN MANUSCRIPT & PRINT. First Annual Sacred Leaves Graduate Symposium, University of South Florida, Tampa Library, Tampa, Florida. Deadline: January 5th, 2007. more

Position Announcement: Special Collections and University Archives Librarian

San Diego State University Library and Information Access seeks applications and nominations for an experienced, dynamic and service-oriented librarian in its Department of Special Collections and University Archives. more

The Franklin Mint - the world's most trusted name in collectibles - has been acquired

The Franklin Mint – the world's most trusted name in collectibles – has been acquired from Roll International Corporation by a group of investors with backgrounds ranging from art and collectibles to marketing and entertainment. The new ownership group plans to increase the scope of the leading private mint by leveraging its assets across traditional and evolving media platforms, while maintaining The Franklin Mint’s renowned standards of craftsmanship and excellence. more

Abebooks Hits 100 Million Listings

(Frankfurt Bookfair – 4 October 2006) The world's largest selection of books for sale now exceeds 100 million. When A Checklist of the Vertebrate Animals of Kansas by George D Potts and Thomas T Collins was uploaded on to on 21 September, it marked the first time the website’s inventory had ever reached the landmark figure of 100,000,000 books. more

Bookbinders Form New Group

Six professional bookbinders from Belgium and The Netherlands have temporarily joined together to form 'MET6'. They have a common connection with the ‘Stedelijke Academie voor Plastische Kunsten’ (S.A.P.K.) in Genk, Belgium, which is an established art academy. more

10,000th Map Placed Online at the Library of Congress

The Geography and Map Division at the Library of Congress has announced the placement of the 10,000th map on its Web site. The milestone comes 10 years after the division started digitizing maps in 1996. more

Census of the Kelmscott Chaucer Underway

William S. Peterson and Sylvia Holton Peterson are compiling a census of copies of the Kelmscott Press Chaucer (1896) in both public and private collections - a census that will be published in book form by 2008. more

Auction: Five Centuries of Scientific Progress in Print

Bonhams & Butterfields, the world's fastest growing auction house, is pleased to announce its October 17, 2006 sale of Fine Books & Manuscripts in Los Angeles and San Francisco will feature the collection of Palm Springs-area physician Dr. Ronald Sneider. Highlights from this collection will be exhibited in New York City beginning September 13, 2006 and in San Francisco and Los Angeles in October prior to the auction. more

Books & Antiques Under One Roof

The Antiques business is in a state of change – tastes, direction, trends, fades, & focus are all realigning. But one thing remains constant: everyone is looking for a bargain. So, Flamingo Promotions is pleased to offer a big one - two of the best antique events in New York for the price of one: Classical Antiques alongside Books & Ephemera! more

Auction: The Private World of Truman Capote

Bonhams New York is pleased to announce the November 9, 2006 auction of manuscripts, personally owned books, furniture, decorative arts, jewelry and fine arts associated with one of the world’s most important literary icons. more

Call for Papers

The deadline for the final round in the call for papers for the Fourth International Conference on the Book is 30 September 2006. more

Avant-Garde, Futurism, and Surrealism Auction

Swann Galleries' October 12 auction of Art, Press & Illustrated Books offers books on the Russian, German, and Czech Avant-Garde, Futurism, Surrealism, and Dada, as well as works on the Performing Arts, Architecture, General Art, and Private Press Books. more

World-Renowned Poe Collection at Cornell University Library

The exhibition features many of Poe's unique manuscripts, scarce copies of his first editions, rare examples of his contributions to newspapers and magazines, and editions of his most famous poem, "The Raven." more

Auction: Five Centuries of Scientific Progress in Print

Library of Dr. Ronald Sneider. Bonhams & Butterfields, the world's fastest growing auction house, is pleased to announce its October 17, 2006 sale of Fine Books & Manuscripts in Los Angeles and San Francisco will feature the collection of Palm Springs-area physician Dr. Ronald Sneider. more

National Book Auctions Set to Liquidate Texas Library

Final epitaph for Herbert W. Armstrong: Worldwide Church of God's former Ambassador University campus library in Big Sandy, TX will be liquidated through a revolutionary used book selling model. more

Nicholas Basbanes to Sign Books in New York

Noted book journalist Nicholas Basbanes, author of A Gentle Madness, Patience & Fortitude, and most recently, Every Book Its Reader, will be at the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) book fair on Saturday, September 16th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. to sign books. more

NY Autumn Antiquarian Book Fair Dates Revised

Incorrect dates were published in an advertisement for the NY Autumn Antiquarian Book Fair. more

Pioneer Valley Book & Ephemera Fair

OCTOBER 22, 2006: Flamingo Promotions is pleased to announce that they will host the second annual Pioneer Valley Book & Ephemera Fair on Sunday, October 22, 2006. Presented by the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Antiquarian Booksellers (MARIAB), after only one year, this is already acknowledged to be one of the finest Book & Ephemera Fairs in New England. more

The Long Island Paper & Ephemera Show

October 15, 2006: Flamingo Promotions has big news! The Long Island Fall Paper & Ephemera Show - the only Paper & Ephemera Show on Long Island - will be held October 15th! The show is being held in Camelot Hall in the Catapano Engineering Building at 585 Broad Hollow Road (Rt. 110) in Melville, NY! more Report Reveals Demand for Classic Out-of-Print Americana

Readers are rediscovering America through out-of-print books. Man in Black, Johnny Cash's original 1975 autobiography (and a source for the hit film Walk the Line), is just one of the many distinctly American titles in-demand, according to the newly released Report. more

2nd Frankfurt Antiquarian Fair in Hall 4.0 at the Frankfurt Book Fair

After last year's successful premiere, the Frankfurt Book Fair joins forces again with the Antiquarian Department of the German Publishers & Booksellers Association, Borsenverein, to present a sales exhibition of antiquarian books, prints and autographs. more

Fine Press Fair Approaching

It's only five weeks until the 13th annual Oak Knoll Fest. There are 40 fine-presses from around the world represented, which makes Oak Knoll Fest the largest Fine-Press Exhibition in North America. more

ILAB Book Fair Soon

Bibliophiles who visit the annual New York Antiquarian Book Fair at the Park Avenue Armory each April won't want to miss this rare, rare book event! more Launches Rare Book Room

You can judge some books by their covers. more

Champion Book Collectors

Fine Books & Collections announces winners of 2006 Collegiate Book-Collecting Championship. more

APHA Southern California Chapter Revived

Events are planned for new and potential new members. more

Call for Papers: Book in Venice

The Books of Venice: A Conference on the Book in Venice. Venice, Italy, March 9-10, 2007 more

Highlights of the ILAB Book Fair 2006

September 15-17, 2006. Friday & Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday noon-5pm. The Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York City. more

Grolier Club Exhibition at the Grolier Club

The Grolier Club will start the fall season with two new exhibitions opening in September, the Guild of Book Workers Centenary Exhibition and the Neale M. Albert Collection of Miniature Designer Bindings. more

Call for Papers: Birth of the Bestseller

The Bibliographical Society of America invites proposals for papers to be delivered at “Birth of the Bestseller: The 19th Century Book in Britain, France, and Beyond,” a conference on book history to be held in New York on 29-31 March 2007. more

Fellowship in Printing History

The American Printing History Association (APHA) is pleased to announce a fellowship award for the study of printing history. more

New Website for Southeast ABAA Chapter

The web site now offers more information on chapter members and maps to better locate them when scouting. more

Baltimore Summer Antiques Show

Largest summer antiques show in the nation features jewelry, arts, antiques and more. more

Cleveland Book Fair

On Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7, N.O.B.S. (the Northern Ohio Bibliophilic Society) will host the first antiquarian book fair to take place in Cleveland in over ten years! more

Sixth Annual Rocky Mountain Antique Map Fair

Denver -- On Friday and Saturday, September 15th & 16th, 2006, the Rocky Mountain Map Society will host the Sixth Annual Rocky Mountain Antique Map Fair at the Denver Central Library located at 10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. more

21st Annual Montreal Antiquarian Book Fair

La Confrérie de la Librairie Ancienne du Québec is proud to announce that the 21st annual Montreal Antiquarian Book Fair will be held on the weekend of September 18 and 19, from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and from 1 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. more

Catalog 27: Utah, The Mormons and the West

Ken Sanders Rare Books would like to announce the availability of Catalog 27: Utah, The Mormons and the West. more

U.S. Tour Extended for The Saint John’s Bible

A Bible for the 21st Century Unites Medieval Tradition with Contemporary Perspective more

Sports Book Exhibition

The latest Rare Books Exhibition at Monash University Library is on "Sport". more

Science Book Catalog Ready

Kenneth Karmiole's new catalog of Science, Medicine, Natual History, etc. is now available. more