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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  • Shakespeare's First Folio from the John Wolfson Collection at Firsts, London

    NEWS STORY by Silke Lohmann

    9/5/2019

    The ABA's annual flagship event, in its 62nd year and rebranded as Firsts – London's Rare Book Fair, will be opened on Friday, 7th June by Stephen Fry, well-known actor and writer and a book collector himself.

    The fair will also host a special exhibition with charity partner Shakespeare's...

  • Book Towns

    NEWS & COMMENT

    8/5/2019

    Tacky it may be, but those who are collectors of books are also their buyers and therefore should not sneer at a new book from Alex Johnson called Book Towns: Forty-Five Paradises of the Printed Word, published by Frances Lincoln.

    It is, the blurb says, the first such directory...

Latest Catalogues

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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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