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.

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  • Jarndyce Catalogue Review

    by James Fleming


    For various reasons, each of them excellent, we no longer review general catalogues in our print issues. Single subject catalogues, however, are always welcome if they’re printed. One such came from Jarndyce in the summer:...

  • Iceland's Last Rare Bookstore

    by Spencer Stuart

    On the corner of Klapparstigur and Hverfisgata, a stone’s throw from Reykjavík’s famed Harpa Concert Hall, lies a portal into the past of Iceland’s book culture: Bókin. The floor-to-ceiling storefront already alludes to what awaits inside. A...

Latest Catalogues

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  • Paul Foster Books Catalogue 2019

    Paul Foster Books
    Date uploaded: 16/7/2019
  • Travel and Exploration

    Type and Forme
    Date uploaded: 9/7/2019

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