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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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Shop Talk
Amazon takes on antiquarians and books good enough to eat.
Book Collecting and Real Life
The truth about book collecting by Wayne Somers Books hold a curious position among life's good things: unlike good health and sensual pleasure, they can be stockpiled.
Gold in Them Thar Hills
Books bring historic mining towns back to life by Adair Lara "It took me almost a year to discover I'd moved to a writer's idea of heaven."
A direct warning about the impending demise of pulp magazine by Neil Mechem A gnawing, late-night fear is worming its way into a small segment of the collectables maelstrom, and a fate not shared by many other accumulators of stuff—that is, the collectors themselves will outlive market interest in their hobby.
Signs of Freedom
If you though completing a set of 56 Declaration of Independence signors was hard, try tracking down the 280 signors of India's constitution by Amy Stewart "Hitkari made a visit to the National Archives to copy the names of all the signatories of India's historic constitution. He had little difficulty finding the original document, which was ungaurded and unattended in the veranda of the building."
A Bookseller on Wall Street
— So much for the quaint, neighborhood used bookshop. Alibris' sales in 2003 exceeded $45 million.
Point Well Made
— Points mean as much to bibliomanes as the spread does to sports bettors.
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