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8 Rare Books That Cost a Fortune

Digital advancements like the Internet, e-book readers, and even your phone may have put a crimp in the sales of traditional books, but they haven't been able to slow down the rare book market. In fact, a 400-page book of psalms that dates back to 1640 is about to be auctioned off, and is expected …

Lewis Carroll’s Letter to Alice Liddell and Other Artifacts From the NYPL’s Children’s Books Exhibition

Last Friday, an essential exhibit for book lovers and onetime children of all stripes opened at the New York Public Library: <i>The ABC Of It: Why</i> …

Throwing the book at 'Thieves of Book Row'

It is hard to imagine a more gentlemanly trade than the buying and selling of old books. The very word "antiquarian" evokes tweedy, bespectacled fellows moving between dusty shelves to pull down some esoteric intellectual treasure. But as Travis McDade shows in "Thieves of Book Row," book dealing …

Will There Ever Be Another Book Cover as Iconic as The Great Gatsby's?

F. Scott Fitzgerald worked with an artist to create the perfect image for his novel. But jacket design seems less important now, in the era of e-readers.<p>Princeton<p>For all the visual spectacle of Baz Luhrmann's <i>Great Gatsby</i>, the most enduring image associated with F. Scott Fitzgerald's great American …

Signed First Edition Of JK Rowling's New Book Selling For $4,500

A first edition of The Cuckoo's Calling by JK Rowling has sold for £2,950 ($4,492) . The book is signed "Robert Galbraith", the pen name used by Rowling, who was unmasked as the author of the crime novel last weekend .<p>The book, priced £16,99 ($26) when it was published in April, was sold through …

Overdue Library Book Returned To Kentucky's Grace Doherty Library 150 Years Late

According to Fox News, an overdue book has finally been returned to Kentucky's Grace Doherty Library at Centre College...it's at least 150 years late.<p>The book was published in 1828, and is the second volume of <i>Ancient Civilizations</i> by Charles Rollin.<p>The college library received the late book last …