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Founded by Ian Fleming in 1952, The Book Collector is the leading literary journal commenting on all aspects of ‘the book’; publishing, paper, bindings, design, manuscripts, collections, first editions – everything.

As a subscriber, you can enjoy four handsome, 192pp issues per year, posted to your door. Featuring fascinating articles from international experts, book reviews, sales results, exhibition details and more. The range and sharpness of the writing will attract all who are interested in our literary heritage.

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  • Bristol Book Fair 2019



    The Bristol Book Fair returns to The Passenger Shed this summer for its fifth year.

    Over 90 dealers from around the country gather in the city for two days to sell rare, antiquarian, and second-hand books, prints, maps and ephemera....

  • The St. Lazaro Library in the Venice Lagoon

    Alberto Toso Fei (translated from the Italian by Julia Crosse)


    Introduction: Until Byron reached Venice, it’s a safe bet that few Britons knew anything about the great Armenian library on the island of St Lazzaro degli Armeni. He lived in Venice between 1816 and in 1819. His acquaintance with St Lazzaro came very early on. Here he...

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  • World Literature

    Peter Harrington
    Date uploaded: 4/6/2019
  • A Cabinet of the Fine, the Rare and the Curious from Five Centuries

    Type and Forme
    Date uploaded: 9/4/2019

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