New Jersey neurologist and author Steven Lomazow says magazines offer a lot of collecting bang for your bucks. His collection covers three centuries.
What a Million Buys You
You’ll have to look hard to find a book that has recently fetched more than a million dollars. Manuscripts and leaves, though—that's another matter.
William L. Clements was mad for Americana, and he gave his extraordinary collection to his alma mater. He wanted to share his fascination, but not share it too much.
Gift Guide for Book Lovers
Fine Books has found gifts to please every collector.
Rules He Lived
Abraham Lincoln loved reading and writing so much, he walked 12 miles to acquire Kirkham's Grammar, now among the Library of Congress’s “Top Treasures.”
Ibsen, Hamsun, and a Tiny Smoked Fish
Perhaps it was the fierce winters that kept them all indoors, working and writing. Norway offers a rich history and collecting opportunity for the book-minded.
Let Freedom Ring
The British outlawed slavery in their own nation in 1807, then went about outlawing it everywhere else. A remarkable 1851 journal by Royal Navy Lt. Gilbert Elliot Jr. records the journey.
Books In Hard Times
A New Heaven is Begun
Running with Scissors
Postcards from Havana
Quotes & Comments
In his upcoming book, About the Author: Inside the Creative Process, Nicholas Basbanes reports on the creation of art by some of the greatest authors from the late twentieth-century. Meet Joseph Heller.
Ten Maps that Shaped the West
Western Expansion was very much a cartographic experience. Derek Hayes explores ten noteworthy maps.
My Ten Favorite Fine Press Books
If you could choose just ten fine press books, which would they be? Richard Goodman tries to decide.