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Book Fair Calendar

Allentown Book & Paper Show. Allentown, PA. July 19, 2014.

Searles Castle Antiquarian Book Fair. Great Barrington, MA. July 26, 2014. (See Searles Castle ad on this page)

Tennessee Antiquarian Book Fair. Sewanee, TN. July 26–27, 2014.

Vintage Paper Fair. San Francisco, CA. July 26–27, 2014.

Rocky Mountain Book & Paper Fair. Denver, CO. August 1–2, 2014. (See Rocky Mtn. Book Fair ad on this page)

PulpFest 2014. Columbus, OH. August 7–10, 2014.

Arkansas Book & Paper Fair. Jacksonville, AR. August 9, 2014.

Baltimore Summer Antique Show & Antiquarian Book Fair. Baltimore, MD. August 21–24, 2014.

Papermania. Hartford, CT. August 23–24, 2014.

Rochester Antiquarian Book Fair. Rochester, NY. September 6, 2014.

Brooklyn Antique Show & Book Fair. Greenpoint, NY. September 13–14, 2014.

Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair. Sacramento, CA. September 13, 2014.

Paper Town. Boxborough, MA. September 20, 2014. (See Flamingo ad on this page)

Brooklyn Book Festival. Brooklyn, NY. September 21, 2014.

New York Art Book Fair. Long Island City, NY. September 25–28, 2014.

Montreal Antiquarian Book Fair. Montreal, Quebec. September 27–28, 2014.

Vintage Paper Fair. Glendale, CA. September 27–28, 2014.

Oak Knoll Fest. New Castle, DE. October 3, 2014.

Vermont Fall Antiquarian Book Fair. Brattleboro, VT. October 4, 2014.

Allentown Book & Paper Show. Allentown, PA. October 4–5, 2014.

Vancouver Antiquarian Book Fair. Vancouver, BC (Canada). October 4–5, 2014.

Pasadena Antiquarian Book, Photo & Paper Fair. Pasadena, CA. October 4–5, 2014.

Michigan Book & Paper Show. Lansing, MI. October 5, 2014.

Chicago Book & Paper Fair. Chicago, IL. October 11, 2014.

Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair. Seattle, WA. October 11–12, 2014.

Pioneer Valley Book & Ephemera Fair. Northampton, MA. October 12, 2014. (See Flamingo ad on this page)

Albany Antiquarian Book Fair. Albany, NY. October 19, 2014.

Ottawa Antiquarian Book Fair. Ottawa, Ontario . October 26, 2014.

Long Island Vintage Paper, Book & Advertising Show. Garden City, NY. November 1–2, 2014. (See Flamingo ad on this page)

Toronto International Antiquarian Book Fair. Toronto, Ontario (Canada). November 7–9, 2014.

Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair. Boston, MA. November 14–16, 2014.

Boston Book, Print & Ephemera Show. Boston, MA. November 15, 2014.

New Jersey Book & Ephemera Fair. Totowa, NJ. November 28–29, 2014. (See Flamingo ad on this page)

Book Auction Calendar

PBA Galleries. San Francisco, CA. July 17, 2014. (See PBA Galleries ad on this page)

PBA Galleries. San Francisco, CA. July 31, 2014. (See PBA Galleries ad on this page)

Swann Galleries. New York, NY. August 6, 2014. (See Swann ad on this page)

PBA Galleries. San Francisco, CA. August 14, 2014. (See PBA Galleries ad on this page)

Swann Galleries. New York, NY. August 27, 2014. (See Swann ad on this page)

PBA Galleries. San Francisco, CA. August 28, 2014. (See PBA Galleries ad on this page)

Lyon & Turnbull. Edinburgh, Scotland. September 10, 2014.

PBA Galleries. San Francisco, CA. September 11, 2014. (See PBA Galleries ad on this page)

Freeman’s. Philadelphia, PA. September 13, 2014. (See Freeman's ad on this page)

Freeman’s. Philadelphia, PA. September 16, 2014. (See Freeman's ad on this page)

Bonham’s. Oxford, England. September 16, 2014.

Sotheby’s. London, England. September 16, 2014.

Bonham’s. Los Angeles, CA. September 22, 2014.

Swann Galleries. New York, NY. September 23, 2014. (See Swann ad on this page)

PBA Galleries. San Francisco, CA. September 25, 2014. (See PBA Galleries ad on this page)

Sotheby’s. New York, NY. September 30, 2014.

Swann Galleries. New York, NY. October 1, 2014. (See Swann ad on this page)

Sotheby’s. Paris, France. October 7, 2014.

PBA Galleries. San Francisco, CA. October 9, 2014. (See PBA Galleries ad on this page)

Swann Galleries. New York, NY. October 9, 2014. (See Swann ad on this page)

Swann Galleries. New York, NY. October 14, 2014. (See Swann ad on this page)

Freeman’s. Philaderlphia, PA. October 16, 2014. (See Freeman's ad on this page)

Swann Galleries. New York, NY. October 17, 2014. (See Swann ad on this page)

Swann Galleries. New York, NY. October 21, 2014. (See Swann ad on this page)

PBA Galleries. San Francisco, CA. October 23, 2014. (See PBA Galleries ad on this page)

Swann Galleries. New York, NY. October 29, 2014. (See Swann ad on this page)

Sotheby’s. New York, NY. October 30, 2014.

Freeman’s. Philadelphia, PA. November 2, 2014. (See Freeman's ad on this page)

Sotheby’s. London, England. November 4, 2014.

PBA Galleries. San Francisco, CA. November 6, 2014. (See PBA Galleries ad on this page)

Swann Galleries. New York, NY. November 6, 2014. (See Swann ad on this page)

Freeman’s. Philadelphia, PA. November 12, 2014. (See Freeman's ad on this page)

Bonham’s. London, England. November 12, 2014.

Swann Galleries. New York, NY. November 12, 2014. (See Swann ad on this page)

PBA Galleries. San Francisco, CA. November 13, 2014. (See PBA Galleries ad on this page)

Swann Galleries. New York, NY. November 18, 2014. (See Swann ad on this page)

Swann Galleries. New York, NY. November 20, 2014. (See Swann ad on this page)

Swann Galleries. New York, NY. November 25, 2014. (See Swann ad on this page)

Bonham’s. Oxford, England. November 25, 2014.

Bonham’s. New York, NY. December 10, 2014.

Book News & Notes

Tennessee Antiquarian Book Fair

Now in its 4th year, the 2014 Tennessee Antiquarian Book Fair will be held July 26-27 at McClurg Hall on the campus of the University of the South in Sewanee.  Booksellers from more than half the states east of the Mississippi River will exhibit at this year's event.

The University of the South was founded in 1857 by ten dioceses of the Episcopal Church. However, the Civil War interrupted plans for the school and it was re-founded in 1866. Often referred to as 'Sewanee,' the college is noted for its beautiful traditional architecture and idyllic rural setting.  The college is also famous for the Sewanee Review, the oldest continuously published literary quarterly in America.

A writers' conference will be on at the same time as the book fair, so please be prepared for a busy campus.  For more information on this year's Tennessee Antiquarian Book Fair, please go to w ...more

by Michael Pixley
The Shia/Sunni Shuffle

Since the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, Americans may have noticed news articles referring to struggles between Sunni and Shia Iraqi Muslims, an internal clash that sharply escalated after 2007.  Americans can be forgiven for not being terribly interested in these bloody rivalries.

In 2011, however, the Syrian conflict slowly grew, starting first as a peaceful protest but soon escalating into all-out civil war pitting the governing Alawite minority (around 17% of the population) against the Sunni majority (about 70%).  Iran, Russia and the Lebanese group Hizballah (Shia, by the way)  sought to strengthen the regime of Bashar al-Asad whilst the Sunni majority ...more

by Anthony Marshall
A Scottish Play?

Ogilvy, Alexander.  Oor Wully: The Scotsman who wrote William Shakespeare's plays. (Kincardine Press, Edinburgh 2014).

On the Shakespeare bandwagon, which publishers on both side of the Atlantic have trundled out this year to celebrate William's 450th birthday, there are two new books of particular interest to me, and probably to you too, if you love a good yarn, involving secondhand bookdealers hitting paydirt – or possibly not – but certainly doing their best to spin their straw into gold. ...more

by John Howard Huckans
Permanent Ink

The Great Library of Alexandria was the largest and probably the most important library of the ancient world.  Its mandate to gather all of the world’s knowledge in one place was carried out by a vigorous acquisition program involving extensive book-buying trips around the Mediterranean.  Prominent destinations for the curators of the Library were the well-known book fairs of Rhodes and Athens and in addition Egyptian officials were not shy about confiscating books on every ship arriving into port, keeping the originals and giving copies back to the owners.  ...more

by Anthony Marshall
Much Ado about Someone

Standing at the tram stop, I saw a poster advertising Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor. Two performances only, one performer only: his name, Bernd Lafrenz. I'd never heard of him, but I'm a sucker for one-man shows (how on earth will he manage to keep my attention for an hour or more? And play a dozen different characters?) and I’m a sucker for Shakespeare. What's more, I know The Merry Wives of Windsor pretty well: at least in its original English version. I once played the part of Doctor Caius, the mildly lascivious French physician who has set his sights on Anne Page, teenaged daughter of one of the merry wives. She, quite understandably, will have none of him.  ...more

by John Huckans
The Iron Cage, a Review

The literature of the Nakba (expulsion and dispossession of the Palestinian people, starting on or about May 15, 1948) is extensive.  There are many published personal narratives such as Sari Nusseibeh’s Once Upon a Country (NY, Farrar, Straus, 2007) and Karl Sabbagh’s  Palestine, A Personal History (NY, Grove Press, 2007), unsparing historical accounts such as Israeli historian Ilan Pappe’s The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (Oxford, OneWorld, 2006), and countless books and essays focusing on various aspects of the struggle. ...more

by Patrick Milliman
Morgan Celebrates Modern American Literature

The Morgan will be celebrating modern American literature with an exhibition of masterworks from the world’s greatest private collection from May 20 through September 7, 2014.

Between 1973 and 1996 Carter Burden, a former trustee of the Morgan Library and Museum and onetime New York City councilman, assembled the greatest collection of modern American literature in private hands. In doing so, Burden revolutionized the market in modern first editions by paying record prices for copies in the best possible condition and with notable attributes such as authors’ annotations and presentation inscriptions. The depth and breadth of his holdings were truly extraordinary – spanning the twentieth century and including focused concentrations on such movements as the Lost Generation, the Beats, and the Harlem Renaissance.

Beginning in 1997, after Burden’s sudden death the previous year, his family made a gift to the Morgan of twelve thousand volumes from his collection.   Gatsby to Garp: Modern Masterpieces from the Carter Burden Collection, on view from May 20 through September 7, brings together nearly  ...more

by Anthony Marshall
Melbourne Moments

I'm back in Melbourne! In the nine months since I was last here, there have been a few changes.  Lonely Planet, for instance. The world's largest travel-book publishing company, begun in Melbourne in the 1970s and sold to the BBC in 2007, has changed hands yet again. ...more

The Morgan Marks Photography's Debut with Innovative Exhibition

A Collective Invention: Photographs at Play (February 14–May 18) presents an eclectic selection of eighty-five photographic works arranged in a continuous sequence that provocatively links images divergent in format, scale, process, and historical period. The first exhibition organized by the Morgan’s new Department of Photography, established in 2012 with Joel Smith as Richard L. Menschel Curator and department head, the exhibition draws on the great range of photography’s functions, from folk art to Conceptual art and from astronomy to law enforcement. ...more

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