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Sale of Karl Lagerfeld Original Fashion Drawings Attracts Intense Worldwide Bidding

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Waverly Rare Books to Conduct May 2 Judaica Auction

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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
January/February 2004
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Searching for Sylvia Beach
The Publisher of Ulysses Inspires a Literary Journey on Two Continents
"Only now that my travels have ended do I understand where the journey began and that it might not be over."
Dutch Treat
How Booksellers in Holland Invented the Modern Book Auction
"During the Golden Age in 17th-century Holland, modern-style book auctions flourished and became a permanent part of international bookselling."
Surviving the 70s
The Lasting Influence of John Gardner
"The mere fact that people are asking, "Will Gardner be collected in the long run?" more than 20 years after his death says a lot in itself."
A Writer Expresses His Appreciation
"I've never written an author expecting to get a reply. I'm not looking for an autograph. I write out of pure uninhibited spontaneous exuberance. I can't help myself."
An Intimate Experience
Jill Timm Tackles Big Subjects in Small Books
"By showing people spots of nature I happen to love, maybe they'll think about it before damming up a valley, or think about it when they go to vote."
Auction Fervor
Jorge Luis Borges on the Block
"By the time his books were translated into English, Borges, who was born in Buenos Aires in the last years of the 19th century, was in his 60s and going blind. In Latin America, however, he was the preeminent writer of his time."
Second Chances
Sometimes Lady Luck Does Strike Twice
"Why did I sell? Maybe it was boredom, greed or a good hustle, but I was mad at myself at once for doing it. I immediately began looking for replacements."

Plus
the ABAA on DVD, Harry Potter's dedication, WorldBookDealer's demise, catalog and auction reports, and a reviews of Tom Raabe's "Biblioholism," Matthew Battles' "Library: An Unquiet History," and Richard Clement's "The Book in America: With Images from the Library of Congress."