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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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November 2009
Contents48

SPECIAL REPORT

Gift Guide for Book Lovers

You’ve waited all year—
our annual list of
great holiday presents
for readers, writers,
and bookish types.
By Rebecca Rego Barry

 

Departments

DIGEST

The Gift of Closure

World War II veteran returns two sixteenth-century volumes he took from a German salt mine in 1945. By Christopher Lancette

DIGEST

Google v. Gutenberg

Harvard University Library Director Robert Darnton discusses his new book, The Case for Books: Past, Present, and Future. By Rebecca Rego Barry

Dear Reader

Season of Thanks and Giving

Fine Books’ new editor Rebecca Rego Barry talks about the upcoming holiday season.

Letters to the Editor

See what readers are saying about the 2010 Compendium.

Calendar

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

Featured Columns

Gently Mad

Gift to Open Again and Again

Nicholas Basbanes offers a list of beautiful books perfect for any reader on your holiday shopping list. By Nicholas Basbanes

Sold@Auction

Autumn Auctions

A rare cider-making cookbook; special editions of Steinbeck, Nabokov, and Whitman; and a book on horse hooves from 1809. By Ian McKay

Fine Books Interview

Young Modern(ist)

Cambridge book-collecting contest winner Boris Jardine chats with Fine Books about his modernism collection as well as The Cambridge Literary Review he co-edited. Interview by Kimberly Draper