General news on collectible, rare, out-of-print books

New Canaan Library Auctioning Collectible Books on eBay

The New Canaan library in Connecticut has been auctioning collectible books on eBay as part of its annual Spring book sale being held this weekend, June 6 – Sunday, June 8, 2014. Auction winners can pick up their books when they come to the library’s book sale. See what books are left for auction at […]

Help California Bookstore Day

If you root for indie bookstores anywhere, here’s your chance to support for indie booksellers across California.  Independent bookstores are neighborhood sanctuaries of comfort, where an impromptu conversation across the counter about ideas, books and authors in and out of the mainstream can make your day. The California Bookstore Day is raising donations for a […]

Auction Jan 24 2013 Includes Rare Maurice Sendak Books

Swann Galleries will be auctioning an extensive selection of original works by Maurice Sendak, along with  works by Edward Gorey, Charles Addams, Al Hirschfeld, Beatrix Potter, Dr. Seuss and others on the afternoon of Jan 24, 2013.  Swann’s auction of 20th Century Illustration Art and Books coincides with  Bibliography Week in New York. Of most interest […]

In Boston Catch Ken Gloss’ Talks on Rare Books

If you live within driving distance of Boston and want to know if your old books are valuable,  visit the Brattle Book Shop, or attend a public appearance by Ken Gloss, the store’s owner and renowned rare book expert. The Brattle Book Shop, established in 1825, is one of America’s oldest antiquarian bookstores. Gloss frequently talks about collectible, rare […]

Modern First Editions – Clive Hirschhorn Collection Up for Auction

A pantheon of the first editions of some of the most popular modern classics of the 20th century will be auctioned off in London by Bloomsbury Auctions on Thursday, October 25, 2012. The Modern First Editions collection of film and theater critic Clive Hirschhorn up for bid is composed of 416 lots, displayed across 21 pages […]

Celebrating Letterpress Day at FAU’s Jaffe Center for Book Arts

If you like crafts and technology and the tactile and sensual experience of reading printed books, then you would really appreciate creating printed art pieces with a hand-operated letterpress. I got that chance at the print studio at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts (JCBA) at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton, Florida. The […]

Vintage Children’s Books 1-Day Sale Mystic Library

An opportunity to buy vintage Little Big Children’s books and other antique and vintage adult and children’s books is coming up Sept. 29, 2012, in Mystic, CT, with a special one-day sale by the Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library. The sale includes ephemera such as postcards, along with collectible editions signed by authors, […]

Workman Publishing Safari Book Embeds Movies into Print Book

Workman Publishing has published a form of the printed book using lenticular printing and optical technology.  Workman’s  “Safari, A Photicular Book” by Dan Kainen with text by Carol Kaufmann, contains eight movies capturing different aspects of the African safari experience. Workman used “an innovative lenticular-based technology, precision sliding lenses, and original four-color video imagery” to produce images like a 3-D movie […]

The Gentle Start of a Book Collecting Obsession

A tweet from Jonathan Kearns at BiblioDeviant  led to a blog on “Collecting Golf Books” and a post on the obsession of a book collector. It resonates with anyone who has ever reflected on how gentle was the lure that pulled them into the depths of obsession. The writer departs from the blog’s usual focus […]

Edward Gorey Deranged Cousins 1971 ed Up for Bid

If you’re an Edward Gorey fan, take note. On Sept. 9, 2012 Gorey’s THE DERANGED COUSINS 1971 Limited Edition Fantod Press goes on auction. Online bidding available. Auction suggested bid listed at $110. Here are the details from the National Book Auctions, AuctionZip website: Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this […]