Thew New Antiquarian is the blog of the Antiqurian Booksellers' Association of America

Our members list new acquisitions and recently cataloged items almost every day of the year. Below, you'll find a few highlights from these recent additions... (The Hobbit) Bilbo: En Hobbits Aventyr by TOLKIEN, J.R.R.; TOVE JANSSON Stockholm: Rabén & Sjögren, 1962. First Tove Jansson Illustrated Edition. Very Good. First Tove Jansson illustrated edition, text in Swedish. Bound in publisher's illust... [ more about Weekly Highlights]

Robert Jordan was the best-selling author of The Wheel of Time fantasy series, and (because I need to get my utter impartiality out of the way at the start) one of my favorite authors. I've collected his books for the past 25 years. If you're unfamiliar with The Wheel of Time, think of it as a 14-volume The Lord of the Rings set at a future point in Earth's history when society has regressed technolo... [ more about Collecting Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time]

Armed Services Editions, small-format paperback books distributed to US servicemen during WWII, are credited with achieving a great deal: not just with improving morale among the troops, but also with revolutionizing the post-war publishing industry, making certain books into classics, and expanding the American middle class. The book When Books Went to War: The Stories That Helped Us Win WWII, by Mo... [ more about Collecting Armed Services Editions]