Thursday, June 3, 2010

AE Book News for June

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June 1, 2010

Dear AE Monthly Reader,

Good taste but bad timing. We asked a disappointed seller, the largest buyer, and neutral observers to rate the success of a major auction conducted under trying circumstances.

A Los Angeles collector goes to court - and wins - his battle not to have to obtain a dealer's permit.

We visit an outpost of civilization, the shop of the legendary but unwell bookseller Peter Howard.

We attended the Gold Rush book fair and found things are looking up.

A manuscript and book auction coming up in July is estimated to take in $20-$30 million.

The digital age is coming to the rare book rooms, but this does not mean they aren't still buying print almost as much as ever.

One of the larger budgets for historic material today belongs to the Cherokee Nation.

A new collector tries sniping at eBay.

Borders offers a new electronic reader, but Microsoft cancels its proposed entry.

Google enters the electronic book market, with Google Editions to be offered for sale within the next few weeks.

As Google challenges Amazon and others with Google Editions, its new operating system for mobile devices takes on Apple.

Recent audits show newspaper circulation continues to tumble in freefall. How much longer can the printed word survive?

Is Sotheby's the most valuable company in the world? For a few moments, it seemed so.

Here is your link to all of these articles: AE Monthly.

This month we review 12 new bookseller catalogues.

Children's books are always the feature at Aleph-Bet.
Both modern and antiquarian French books are found at L'Ancre Aldine.
The Arader Galleries offer great maps and books.
Printing history and bibliography are the focus of Michael Thompson.
Peter Harrington offers a collection of important books.
Brian Cassidy presents a miscellany of the unexpected.
The book as art is the focus of the Kelmscott Bookshop.
Joe Rubinfine presents 18th and 19th century American documents.
Clark Rare Books takes a look at America and particularly the West.
Literature, film and mystery are always in style at James Pepper Rare Books.
Sotheran's orders up a spring miscellany.
Libreria de Antano features the Jesuits in America.

Here is your link to all of these reviews: AE REVIEWS..

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