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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

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Bond Abounds in Literature Auction at Swann on May 14

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Two Hunter S. Thompson Letters to be Auctioned

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Printed & Manuscript Americana Realizes $1 Million at Swann

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Einstein Letter Defending his Jewish Heritage to be Auctioned

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

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2015 Bookseller Resource Guide
May 2009
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Special Report

Long before performance art, long before conceptual art, there was Bloomsbury, that group of talented, incestuous friends for whom life, books, and art were inseparable. Design writer Akiko Busch reviews the 100th-anniversary exhibition now touring university museums.

Featured Columns

Sold@Auction

Wild Bill

Columnist IAN MCKAY finds Frankenstein printed, Buffalo Bill photographed, and George Orwell out on the streets.

Departments

Digest

Holmes Sweet Holmes

A new children’s series will depict Sherlock as a (pimply?) teenager.

Catch 32

David Slade, a past president of the UK Antiquarian Booksellers Association, is sentenced for thievery.

Dear Reader

Ink-Stained, but Not Wretched

Hand-made is a vote for civilization.

Calendar

Find book fairs and auctions in your area or around the world.

Gently Mad

Texas Tornado

NICHOLAS BASBANES writes about the library at Texas A&M University, a research library that’s making its competitors run for the money.

book arts

Here Come the Barbarians

But Jan and Crispin Elsted, founders of Barbarian Press in British Columbia, are the most civilized savages you’ll ever meet. By RICHARD GOODMAN

Fine Maps

Half-Baked Alaska

Did Sir Francis Drake make it to Alaska? Columnist DEREK HAYES says we shouldn’t believe the mapmakers—they were just trying to sell new maps.