If you want to have collectors . . .
Bruce E. McKinney's piece on the future for book collecting in July's Rare Book Monthly will resinate with many on his side of the pond ... more Add a comment
Harper Lee manuscript 'first found in 2011'
Claims have been made that the manuscript for Harper Lee’s forthcoming Go Set a Watchman(William Heinemann) was originally discovered more than three years ago, and not last autumn as previously said ... more Add a comment
Scholium cuts dividend
Scholium Group PLC Thursday reported a widened pretax loss in its recently-ended financial year and cut its full-year dividend by half as its Shapero Rare Books business continues to face a volatile market ... more Add a comment
How to fix a 545-year-old book
In her subterranean lab at McMaster University in Hamilton, Audrie Schell opens an old book to reveal a hand-lettered page illustrated with a delicate image of the Annunciation. The Virgin's robe is a startlingly fresh blue and the touches of gold on the miniature shine brightly, but sections of the pinky-brown background have flaked off, leaving that area patchy ... more Add a comment
Rare Alice in Wonderland first edition on show
A first edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland has gone on display in Oxford to mark the book's 150th anniversary. The edition forms part of the Printing Alice exhibition at the Weston Library in Broad Street, Oxford ... more Add a comment
Golf rule book expected to fetch up to £50,000
The Eden Club at Pittormie Castle, near Dairsie, will be the setting for an exclusiive auction of golfing memorabilia during The Open Championship. The auction will have just 37 lots, ranging from a rare copy of one of the earliest formal rules of golf, title Rules of the Thistle Golf Club by James Cundell, which is valued about £30,000-£50,000 ... more Add a comment
Franz Kafka's manuscripts belong in National Library
A protracted and acrimonious legal battle over the rights to the manuscripts of Franz Kafka ended Tuesday after the Tel Aviv District Court announced that the nearly 100-year-old collection must be transferred from a private collection to the National Library in Jerusalem ... more Add a comment