A quick roundup of the news about rare books and collectors from around the world. (Regularly updated, with the latest news items added at the top.) Minnesota Collectors Scour for Rare Books Minneapolis' StarTribune recently interviewed local book dealers and collectors about the rare-book world, including ABAA-member Rob Rulon-Miller: "Rob Rulon-Miller is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Ass... [ more ]

Our members list new acquisitions and recently catalogued items almost every day of the year. Below, you'll find a few highlights from these recent additions... The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers; The Return of the King (3 Volumes) by J.R.R. Tolkien London: George Allen & Unwin. First Edition, Later Printings. Near Fine/Near Fine. 1965, 1965, 1963. Three Volumes. First ... [ more ]

One phrase you might hear at a rare-book fair is mapbacks. No, that's not some sort of tattoo favored by rare map dealers; a "mapback" is the informal name for a series of pulp paperback books published by Dell between 1943 and 1950. Initially, the back cover of these books featured bland art, but starting with the fifth book in the series, Four Frightened Women by George Harmon Coxe, Dell added an i... [ more ]