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… Read more

Rare Books, Stories About Books, Videos

The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of Sherlock Holmes

Watch a short film featuring Las Vegas bookseller Embry Clark discussing the ups and downs Sir Arthur Conan Doyle endured while living with his most famous creation Sherlock Holmes. Read More

Stories About Books

Spotlight: Blake’s “Visionary Heads” Drawing of Wat Tyler

You can see what I do if you choose. Work up imagination to the state of vision, and the thing is done. –William Blake Read More

Stories About Books

Three Must-See Books in Our New York Gallery in Autumn 2014

Visiting New York for the holiday season? Here are three of our favorite rare books on display at our gallery on Madison Avenue. Read More

Stories About Books

We Read Banned Books

We all know that books burn—yet we have the greater knowledge that books cannot be killed by fire. People die, but books never die. No man and no force can… Read More

Videos

Book Talk with University of Iowa Special Collections

The University of Iowa Special Collections has produced four more wonderful videos from their visit to Bauman Rare Books in Las Vegas. The video featured above gives a deliciously close… Read More

Videos

A visit from University of Iowa Special Collections

We had a special visit from the folks at the University of Iowa Special Collections last month during the Rare Books and Manuscripts Preconference of the ALA. University of Iowa’s… Read More

Stories About Books

Three Must-See Books at the Las Vegas Gallery this July

The 1808 edition of Robert Blair’s The Grave—the first to be illustrated by William Blake Read More

First Editions, Miniseries, Rare Books, Stories About Books, Videos

The Story Behind The History of The Indian Tribes of North America

Watch this short film featuring Rebecca Romney, Manager, Bauman Rare Books, Las Vegas and the story behind the creation of one of the most famous illustrated histories by Thomas McKenney… Read More

Rare Books, Stories About Books

The Story Behind Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

In January of 1851, a 40 year old homemaker and mother of six received $300 from a Washington D.C. newspaper to write a short antislavery narrative. Staying up nights after… Read More

Rare Books, Stories About Books

5 Shakespeare Editions We Love

It may seem strange that the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s works did not appear until seven years after his death, and that 17 of the 36 plays had never… Read More