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Trailblazing Texas bookseller Dorothy Sloan uncovered forgeries, fakes and stolen goods

rare book dealer Dorothy Sloan

This article was published in Austin American-Statesman by Michael Barnes. STORY HIGHLIGHTS: Dorothy Sloan identified forgeries, fabrications and stolen objects that sometimes upset owners and other dealers.The antiquarian book field has rarely seen such a rigorous researcher and authenticator.Although shy, the recently deceased Sloan…

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Cracking the Case of London’s Elusive, Acrobatic Rare-Book Thieves

animation of the London Acrobatic book heist

This article was published in Vanity Fair by Marc Wortman. How detectives from Scotland Yard, Romania, Germany, and Italy nabbed the so-called Mission: Impossible gang, which pulled off a string of daring warehouse heists. Impossible,” said David Ward. The London Metropolitan Police constable looked up. Some 50…

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Three shops for the history books – The AJN surveys three local bookshops that bear intriguing links to the Jewish people.

Berkelouw image in article about bookshops with Jewish history

The AJN surveys three local bookshops that bear intriguing links to the Jewish people. This article was published in The Australian Jewish News, by SOPHIE DEUTSCH. ‘A bookstore in the middle of a paddock’  BENEATH shelves of rare antique books, Leo Berkelouw sits at his…

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Popular Brooklyn Antiquarian Book Fair Moves Online September 11-13 – Webinars plus an Interview with Actor Michael Horse

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Opens Friday September 11th at 12:00 pm EDTends Sunday September 13th 6:00 pmADMISSION IS FREE This article was published online by EINPresswire With 3 successful online fairs under his belt, Marvin Getman of Getman’s Virtual Book & Paper Fairs anticipates a record “crowd” for…

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Gains & Losses: COVID-19, Institutional Collecting, and the Antiquarian Book Trade

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A panel discussion co-sponsored by CABS-Minnesota and RBS followed by 15 minutes of Q&A scheduled for Tuesday, May 19, 4–5:15pm EST, via Zoom Due to Zoom’s restrictions, this event is limited to 290 people and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. This article was published…

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Rare Book School Presents Presswork: A Documentary

Rare Book School Presents Presswork - a documentary

This article was published in Fine Books & Collections by Rebecca Rego Barry. Rare Book School has just released a 15-minute documentary called Presswork, a remarkable production that explains one of their latest projects: commissioning two eighteenth-century facsimile printing presses. With beautiful imagery and clear, interesting…

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