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Comic showing Batman's debut sells for $1M

By Joachim Koch. Feb 27, 2010. 12:47 PM.

Topics: Rare Books, Book Collecting

A comic showing the debut of superhero Batman has been sold for more than $1m (£655,000) at an auction in Dallas. The rare 1939 copy of Detective Comic No 27 was bought by an anonymous bidder from a seller who also wished to keep their identity secret.


Forget the frat party, there's book collecting to be done

By Joachim Koch. Feb 25, 2010. 11:52 PM.

Topics: Rare Books, Book Collecting

While some college students are perfecting their beer pong, the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA), the Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies, the Center for the Book and the Rare Books and Special Collections Division at the Library of Congress are teaming up to tempt them into the field of rare book collecting.


Collector Has 700 Copies Of The Same Book

By Joachim Koch. Feb 23, 2010. 11:52 PM.

Topics: Book Collecting

Some people might say that his collection of books is excessive. More people would say that they don’t understand why he would want a collection of over 600 copies of the same book.


Mount Vernon adding a library with $38 million gift

By Joachim Koch. Feb 22, 2010. 9:33 AM.

Topics: Rare Books, Book Collecting, Book News

Mount Vernon, George Washington's Virginia estate, has received a record gift of $38 million to construct a research library on its grounds.


Dick Francis dies aged 89

By Joachim Koch. Feb 14, 2010. 3:00 AM.

Topics: Literature

Dick Francis, the former jockey turned best selling thriller writer, has died. He was 89. He passed away at his Caribbean home in Grand Cayman, according to a short statement released through his publicist.


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