Consider the legacy of Sylvia Plath, page through photobook history, revisit Henry D. Thoreau in his bicentennial year, and peek inside Chawton House Library. Plus: Nick Basbanes on Houghton Library’s 75th anniversary; Ian McKay’s auction reports; the annual holiday gift guide; and our free autumn auction guide.
A major collaborative exhibition reveals the depth of Thoreau’s disobedience
Fine Books Blog
A trove of T.S. Eliot presentation copies, photographs, and ephemera goes to auction next month at Heritage Auctions, some sourced directly from the attic of the author’s family.
In the News
Illuminating the private world of the Yeats family, an auction at Sotheby’s London on September 27 will comprise literary material, paintings, drawings and the personal effects of artist John Butler Yeats and his four children: poet W.B, embroidery designer Lily, printing press pioneer Lolly, and artist Jack.
- Authors Announced for 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival t.co/Wi4Bj1EQ3Y
- Heywood Hill Announces the Sale of Author George MacDonald Fraser’s Working Library t.co/3mTeTUcmMj
- RT @NYSOCIALDIARY: Jill Krementz, covers the @abaa49 @slsfairs where she hangs out w/ author/playwright, Colm Toibin #nybookfair t.c…
- RT @FolgerLibrary: Shakespeare at 450: Bardolatry across the pond | The Economist t.co/0Q4KaPCWTq
- Nebuchadnezzar II Babylonian Cylinder Sets World Auction Record at Doyle NY t.co/qBSV5dgcWE
- Shakespeare at 450: Bardolatry across the pond | The Economist t.co/f1PODH1Agw
- From the FB&C blog - Special Editions of Early Stephen King Novels Coming Soon t.co/VvsqWTORyQ
- The long-out-of-print and highly sought-after Zervos Picasso Catalogue is now available: t.co/QeiGRw5kJw
- The @ABAA49 is currently accepting entries for the 2014 National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest! t.co/yP49Ui9zcN
- The Center for Book Arts 2014 Spring Exhibitions t.co/OMkX36MQeY