Library Love: Old Books Make Me Feel Fancy!

Column by Stephanie Bonjack
Chances are, there are rare books on a library shelf near you. Throw on your sweater with the elbow patches and check them out!!!

The Top 10 Rare and Pricey Stephen King Books

Column by Gabino Iglesias October 3, 2017
King is a popular, prolific author whose books can be found in almost any store that sells printed words, but some editions are special. Here are the rarest and priciest of them all.

Library Love: Incunabula – Dracula’s Bookshelf

Column by Stephanie Bonjack
Incunabula are the earliest known printed books. They tell the tale of power and greed, invention and creative expression. There's also mention of Dracula.
Wicked Bible up for Sale

Wicked Bible up for Sale

News by Raine Winters
Logline: According to the sinner’s version of the bible, adultery is perfectly legit.
An Interview with Kenneth Welch of Serpentine Books

Tips for the Aspiring Rare Bookseller: An Interview with Kenneth Welch of Serpentine Books

Interview by Leah Dearborn
Ken Welch talks about the nuts and bolts of running a rare books business.
Valuable Edition of 'One Hundred Years of Solitude' Found

Valuable Edition of 'One Hundred Years of Solitude' Recovered

News by Raine Winters
The previously stolen book is worth $23,000.
Exhibiting Shakespeare: First Folio Exhibition Sites Announced

Exhibiting Shakespeare: First Folio Exhibition Sites Announced

News by Emily Rose Lathrop
The Folger Library has announced the sites chosen to house their 2016 exhibition of Shakespeare's First Folio.
Whitman Book Sells For $305,000

Leaves Of Green: Whitman Book Sells For $305,000

News by Peter Derk June 20, 2014
A first edition of 'Leaves Of Grass' by Walt Whitman sold at auction for $305,000. It more than doubled Christie's estimate and is a new record for a Whitman book.
Shakespeare's Dictionary Uncovered

Love's Labour's Found: Shakespeare's Dictionary Uncovered?

News by Peter Derk
Two New York booksellers believe they have found Shakespeare's dictionary.
'Pawn Stars' '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea'

Pawn Stars Buy First Edition of 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea'

News by Dean Fetzer July 1, 2013
History Channel show ‘Pawn Stars’ shelled out almost $10,000 for a rare U.S. first edition of the classic Jules Verne novel.

Library Love: Anatomy Of The Book

Column by Stephanie Bonjack May 8, 2013
Books are the coolest things ever, even as physical objects.
Da Vinci’s Notebook Now Available Online

Da Vinci’s Notebook Now Available Online

News by Dean Fetzer February 13, 2013
Leonardo da Vinci’s rather amazing — and beautiful — notebook that is part of the British Library’s collection has been released online.
Sex by Madonna

Madonna, Stephen King Top List of Most Sought-After Out-Of-Print Books

News by Christopher Shultz January 4, 2013
Sex and Rage are all anyone thinks about when searching for rare publications.
Author Larry McMurtry Downsizes Used Bookstore in Archer City

Author Larry McMurtry Downsizes Used Bookstore in Archer City

News by John Jarzemsky August 13, 2012
Author Larry McMurtry is auctioning off nearly two thirds of his used and rare books collection housed in his Archer City business, Booked Up.
Who Is The Alleged Book Of Mormon Thief?

Update: Who Is The Alleged Book Of Mormon Thief?

News by Kimberly Turner June 13, 2012
A suspect has been arrested for the theft of a first-edition Book Of Mormon. His online profile raises some interesting questions about his intentions.
Book Of Mormon Stolen For Protection?

$100,000 First-Edition Book Of Mormon Stolen For Protection?

News by Kimberly Turner June 1, 2012
A first-edition Book Of Mormon valued at $100,000 was stolen from an Arizona book store. But was it stolen for the money or to protect it from its owner, who was mutilating the sacred text for money?
Rare books fetching top dollar

2011 A Good Year For Rare Books

News by Rob Hart December 28, 2011
Used and rare book retailer AbeBooks.com released a list of their biggest book sales--and topping that list is Karl Marx's 'Das Kapital', a first-edition copy that went for $51,739.