Rare Books, Stories About Books

Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged

“Who is John Galt?” With this question, Ayn Rand began her final novel, Atlas Shrugged, one of the most controversial, influential, and bestselling books of the 20th century. It’s a…
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Videos

The Story Behind A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

Las Vegas bookseller Christy Shannon explores the creation of this famous dystopian novel.  
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The Secret Language of Rare Books

The Secret Language of Rare Books: Doublures

Does the specialized vocabulary of rare book descriptions read like a secret language to you? In this series we will unveil the meanings behind a few of the more unusual and interesting…
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Rare Books 101

Collecting rare books and autographs of American Presidents

If you love American history, you may find a particular joy in collecting rare books related to the nation’s presidents. For many, the presidency holds an exceptional fascination as a…
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Rare Books, Stories About Books

The Society of Cincinnati

In 1783, hard on the heels of the American Revolution, a group of Continental Army and Navy officers founded the Society of Cincinnati. 
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First Editions, Rare Books, Videos

The Story Behind The Elements of Geometrie by Euclid

Las Vegas bookseller James Russell discusses the monumental influence of Euclid’s magnum opus.
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Rare Books 101

Giving and Collecting Rare Children’s Books: 20th Century

The previous post featured classic children’s books from the 19th century by Lewis Carroll, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, Carlo Collodi, and Frances Hodgson Burnett. Now…
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Rare Books 101

Giving and Collecting Rare Children’s Books: 19th Century

Children’s books are one of the most popular subjects for giving and collecting rare books. Who can resist the charms of the memorable stories and characters from the classic works…
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Rare Books 101

Giving and Collecting Rare Books by 20th-Century Leaders

Rare books and autographs of important 20th century political, military, and civil rights leaders are a perennial favorite for collecting and gifts. This post will guide you through a selection…
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Rare Books 101

Giving and Collecting Rare Books on Economics

Many of our clients purchase rare books on economics and finance as holiday gifts or for their own collections. If you aren’t sure where to start or are looking for…
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Rare Books, Stories About Books

The Story Behind Frankenstein; Or the Modern Prometheus

A stormy evening closes in on a villa not far from Lake Geneva. The group of friends gathered there read ghost stories to pass the time. Inspired by these tales…
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