Welcome to The Book Collector

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.

Subscribers (only) also have access to our world-class online Archive, featuring every back issue since 1952, including Auction results and Sales figures on an international basis.

Visitors to our site can get a taste of our quality via our Feature Articles, and browse Booksellers’ Catalogues. The latest entries are listed below.

Latest News & Features

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  • "Art Nonsense": last words from the pen of DH Lawrence...

    Introduction by Richard Owen

    18/4/2019

    “Eric Gill's 'Art Nonsense'” was the last thing DH Lawrence wrote before he died of tuberculosis in the South of France on 2 March 1930 at the age of 44 – and what is most striking about it is his preoccupation with God.

    Not that Lawrence's concept of God was in any sense...

  • A look at women in the rare book world

    NEWS STORY by Silke Lohmann

    14/3/2019
    Is it serendipity or simply about time? It seems that all over the UK bibliophiles have pressed the pink button almost simultaneously. It is rare for a quarterly journal with a long lead time to run an issue that is so timely, but with The Book Collector's...

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  • A Cabinet of the Fine, the Rare and the Curious from Five Centuries

    Type and Forme
    Date uploaded: 9/4/2019
  • Catalogue 4

    Riverrun Books & Manuscripts
    Date uploaded: 9/4/2019

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