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In this issue we present a special feature on Bibles, courtesy of Fine Books & Collections magazine, and The Avid Collector's appraiser solves a mystery about a rare coronation Bible. We've also showcased collectible science fiction and fantasy books, and much more.
Visit the Rare Book Room
Big Game Questions
Trophy Room Books has useful advice about raised blindstamps, facsimile dust jackets and whether to collect 'books by' or 'books about.' Read More
Get Your Books Valued
Let The Book Guys' Allan Stypeck appraise your rare volumes. Sci-fi and fantasy books are of particular interest!
Avid Collector Survey
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Priciest Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Some of the most rare sci-fi and fantasy books in the world are available on AbeBooks. Find out what people have paid to possess them.
See the Books
The Cat in the Hat Turns 50
This half-century celebration has drawn a great deal of attention to collectible Dr. Seuss.