Of the three great faiths, Christianity is the odd man out. The $4.5 million Saint Johnís Bible is the first illuminated manuscript Bible in 500 years, but scribes today still copy Korans and Torahs by hand.
A House for Books
Barry Edith Whartonís library returns home after nearly seventy years.
$150,000 in Dust Jacket
How high can the market go for L. M. Montgomeryís Anne of Green Gables?
You buy an autograph letter from you favorite author. It comes in a dollarís worth of plastic. Now what do you do?
The Poe collector of the century.
Breaking news—looking for maps in magazines and newspapers.
Heavenly Monkey honors tradition.
Beyond the Basics
Thomas Jefferson’s secret code and other signs of ownership.
How I Got Started
Karl Baden is a book collector, but he doesn’t usually play one on TV.
Murder at the Library of Congress, book designer Manolo Blahnik, and more.
Fine Pick: Two takes on the new anthology, Book Talk
On The Market
Beatrix Potter, Caldecott congratulations, Channel swimming, and more.