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Sale of Karl Lagerfeld Original Fashion Drawings Attracts Intense Worldwide Bidding

West Palm Beach, FL - On April 18, runway action halted temporarily as fashionistas... read more

Waverly Rare Books to Conduct May 2 Judaica Auction

Falls Church, VA - Waverly Rare Books, a division of Quinn’s Auction Galleries, will... read more

A Record for Peruvian Photographer Martín Chambi at Swann Galleries

New York — Swann Galleries’ sale of Classic & Contemporary Photographs on Thursday, April... read more

Bond Abounds in Literature Auction at Swann on May 14

New York - Nineteenth- and twentieth-century luminaries, science-fiction and more form Swann Galleries’ 19th... read more

Two Hunter S. Thompson Letters to be Auctioned

Los Angeles - An pair of extraordinary letters by Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson... read more

Printed & Manuscript Americana Realizes $1 Million at Swann

New York - Swann Galleries’ Printed & Manuscript Americana sale on Thursday, April 16... read more

Einstein Letter Defending his Jewish Heritage to be Auctioned

Los Angeles - A fascinating letter by Albert Einstein on the Jewish People’s rights... read more

"William Steig's Sylvester and the Magic Pebble: A Golden Anniversary" Opens May 4

Amherst, MA --The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art celebrates the golden anniversary... read more

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2015 Bookseller Resource Guide
November/December 2003
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Collecting Christmas
George Meredith's collection of Art and Literature
"I was never interested in Christmas light bulbs. I was more interested in T.S. Eliot."
To Catch a Thief
The ABAA Security Chair on the trail of a rogue collector
"I've been threatened, bullied, and harassed, making new enemies in Africa, Indonesia, the former Soviet bloc and all across America. I've had legal papers served on me by Internet bullies, threats of violence left on my answering machine, and I've even chased thieves out of my own store, across two parking lots and down three alleys. It's not a lifestyle I'd recommend to anyone..."
A Whale of a Town
New Bedford's Literary Legacy
"First we have Moby Dick, Moby Dick, and more Moby-Dick (with and without the hyphen). Moby-Dick, the novel; Moby-Dick, the annual marathon reading of Herman Melville's book; Moby Dick, the comic book; Moby Dick, the movie..."
In Retrospect
Cultural Magazine Collections
"With a category so unfamiliar, I customarily must explain it at least twice, even to a bookseller eager to unload his inventory."
A Book Collector to the End
The Diary of Michael Floy, Jr., Book Collector
"He was never too ill to roam the bookshops. On August 8, 1836, he wrote, "Beautiful day...Able to walk about, but weak, no appetite. Got Dwight's Theology, 6 vols., Eng. edition, $5."

Plus
news from the book world, catalog and auction reviews, and a review of The Book of 101 Books, a survey of collectible photography books. See the complete table of contents for more details.