Posted on 02/03/2022 at 09:04 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A major collection of James Joyce's books and papers has been donated to England's University of Reading. The gift comes...

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Posted on 01/27/2022 at 10:29 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The writer Paul Gallico, who was a friend of Ian Fleming, died decades ago. But his private library is just...

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Posted on 01/25/2022 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Chances are that if you have a mental picture of Charles Dickens, it includes a full “door-knocker” beard. Before those...

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Posted on 01/22/2022 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Used books are a delight to most bookworms — and imagine owning one that came from an iconic figure. Like,...

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Posted on 01/13/2022 at 11:48 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A prominent rare-book dealer's private collection is headed to auction, years after his death. But for those with the means...

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Posted on 01/09/2022 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Remember how, a few years ago, an archive of T.S. Eliot’s letters stored at Princeton University were finally unsealed? That...

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Posted on 12/21/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

An anonymous buyer has paid big bucks (er, euros) for a miniscule book. The Guardian reports that the tiny tome,...

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Posted on 12/16/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

What excellent news to share on Jane Austen’s birthday: a charity has raised enough money to purchase a literary collection,...

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Posted on 12/15/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A doubly famous photograph is up for auction today. Lewis Carroll took the 1863 image — which he printed himself...

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Posted on 12/08/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Remember the biggest sales that AbeBooks made this year? Here’s another price to make your eyes bulge, albeit from a...

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