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Our News Stories will keep you up to date with events, announcements and developments (both big and small) in the literary world.

Our online Features offer a taste of the quality provided by The Book Collector in our quarterly journals.

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  • A look at women in the rare book world

    Book Collector Women's Issue Launch Party

    NEWS STORY by Silke Lohmann

    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 Spring Issue we seem to have achieved just...
  • In Her Own Words: Works By Exceptional Women



    Peter Harrington is holding an exhibition of its latest catalogue at 43 Dover Street, London W1S 4FF until Friday, 15th March. In Her Own Words: Works by Exceptional Women is the first catalogue focused solely on women by the UK's largest rare bookseller and has been compiled by Theodora Robinson... read more

  • Nymphes and their Other Names


    by Victoria Dailey


    During the course of my research into women and prostitution in Paris after the French Revolution, I became aware that a large number of synonyms for “prostituée” existed and that not only were they colorful, often bawdy and sometimes charming, but also, their number was vast. I began to compile a... read more

  • Firsts - London's Rare Book Fair

    Shakespeares Globe, Photo credit, Clive Sherlock



    Firsts - London’s Rare Book Fair, presented by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association, has announced that the Official Fair Partner this year is international online rare bookseller Biblio. The ABA’s annual flagship event will open its doors to visitors from 7 – 9 June in beautiful Battersea Park... read more

  • Preservation courses at West Dean College

    West Dean College Courses



    West Dean College of Arts and Conservation will be holding a series of courses devoted to The Preservation and collection care for libraries. For the 5th year, the college is collaborating with the British Library, the national library of the United Kingdom and the second largest library in the... read more

  • The 59th Annual New York International Antiquarian Book Fair

    The 59th Annual New York International Antiquarian Book Fair



    The 59th Annual New York International Antiquarian Book Fair will see over 200 dealers from the US and abroad gathering at the Park Avenue Armory from 7th to 10th March. The usual mix of rare books, ephemera, maps etc. will fill the exhibition space with an eclectic mix including an exceptional... read more

  • The Digression of Women Readers

    Jean Honore Fragonard

    by Holbrook Jackson (Introduction by Sarah Bennett)


    The Book Collector is using our Spring 2019 issue to celebrate Women: women writers, women collectors and women readers. This month’s online article looks at women readers through the eyes of Holbrook Jackson; the Fabian Socialist, writer and journalist who in the 1930s wrote an article for Book... read more

  • Mars and Mercury at Market

    Nigel Stoughton - Barlement 1662 engraved title

    by Nigel Stoughton


    Winter 2018, Bibliographic Notes and Queries, Query 528: An Engraved Title-Page for Noel van Barlement,  Dictionariolum et colloquia, 1662.

    A recent article on Noel Van Barlement and his Colloquia et dictionariolum carried an illustration of the engraved title-page to the 1632 Amsterdam edition,... read more

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