Category Archives: Rare Book Picks

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Get Your Rare Book Fix in Boston

One of the oldest and largest book fairs in the country, the 2009 Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Browsers and buyers will have the chance to see several incredibly rare books, such as a signed, first edition of Amelia

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Join the Biblio Book Hunt

We like to play games. But only ones where our customers win something big–like a $200 BiblioBucks gift certificate. And what better game to play than a treasure hunt? So welcome to the Biblio Book Hunt, a treasure hunt exclusively for our Twitter fans! Here’s

New ABAA website goes live

The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA) has a new look online! Created in 1949, the ABAA has built a strong professional network of booksellers carrying high-quality books. They are the oldest antiquarian bookseller association in the United States, and continue to remain a cornerstone

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Introducing Biblio UK

We’re very pleased to announce that we have quietly snuck the new Biblio UK site out the back door of our skunkworks! The new site is focused largely on serving European customers who are looking to source second hand and antiquarian books “locally” from the

See you at the NY Antiquarian Book Fair this weekend!

We’ll be attending the New York Antiquarian Book Fair this weekend, and hope to see you there! This is a great opportunity for booksellers, avid collectors, or readers who just simply want to feast their eyes on some beautiful books. Here’s the official info, courtesy

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Rare Book of the Day: The Hobbit (first American ed.)

The Hobbit or There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien While I’m waiting for The Hobbit movie adaptation (slated for release in 2012), I’ll save up my pennies for this gem. As described: Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1938. First American edition, third state, in a

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Very rare and expensive books – eye-candy for Bibliophiles

Stumbling around this afternoon, I came up with an interesting search, revealing a pretty fascinating gallery of very rare and expensive books on Shown to the left isn’t actually a book, though it was found in the search above.  Its a portrait of e

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Rare book of the day – Signed Albert Einstein

A gorgeous, signed copy of Einstein’s canonical book, Relativity! One of the more interesting books that passed through my wife and my hands when we owned a bookstore was a first edition of The Evolution of Physics by Albert Einstein and Leopold Infeld, signed by

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Rare book pick of the day

Found in Rare Maps and Atlases on The English Atlas by Pitt, Moses, published in 4 volumes in 1680 with colored plates (as you can see below).  Make sure and check out the detailed zoom on this image: