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Collecting Rare Books and First Editions - Hans Christian Andersen

Published on 02 April 2013
2nd April 1805 was the birthday of Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen, whose fairy tales have delighted children and adults for generations. He wrote more than 150 stories, many of which have become part of the collective consciousness of western culture. Among his best-known stories are The Princess and the Pea (1835), Thumbelina (1835), The Little Mermaid (1836), The Emperor's New Clothes (1837), The Ugly Duckling (1844), The Little Match Girl (1848), and The Ice-Maiden (1861).
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The Importance of Open Shop Antiquarian Bookstores

Michael F. Suarez is Director of Rare Book School (RBS), Professor of English, University Professor, and Honorary Curator of Special Collections at the University of Virginia. He holds four masters degrees (two each in English and theology) and a D.Phil. in English from Oxford. Together with H. R. Woudhuysen he edited the monumental two volume "Oxford Companion to the Book" in 2010. Nigel Beale met Michael Suarez for an interview in Boston:
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Reclam Museum opens in Leipzig

Reclam publisher's paperbacks are the symbols of German culture — and they now have their own museum.
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Go West, Book Lover

San Francisco has a thriving book culture. Here's a handy guide by Matthew Jones to the best literary spots in and around town.
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Dieter Tausch - New President of the Austrian Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association (VAO) Dieter Tausch (Innsbruck)

Dieter Tausch (Innsbruck) has been elected new President at the annual meeting of the Austrian Antiquarian Booksellers' Assocation (Verband der Antiquare Österreichs, VAO). Michael Truppe (Graz) serves as vice-president. Michael Bauer (Vienna), Traugott Scheidtinger (Feldkirch) and Dr. Elisabeth Weinek (Salzburg) serve as members of the VAO Committee.
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