Articles

"Saved Drafts: Collectors of Born-Digital Material" for Manuscripts, Vol. 73, No. 3 (Summer). pages 190-202.
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"Johan Kugelberg: A Stranger Building Bridges for Collections", for Amphora, No. 187 (Spring 2021) Pages 15-18.
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"Working in Three Dimensions", for Amphora, No. 185 (Summer 2020) Pages 15-21.
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"Bridging the Generation Gap", for Amphora, No. 184 (Spring 2019) Pages 3-4.
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"Looking in from the Outside", for Amphora, No. 184 (Spring 2019) Pages 19-21.
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"The Lifecycles Program & The New Collector", for Worthwhile Magazine, (Winter 2019)
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"Five Conversations with European Booksellers", for Worthwhile Magazine (Autumn 2019),
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"The Last Rare Bookstore In Iceland", My conversation with Ari Gísli and Eiríkur Ágúst Guðjónsson, for The Book Collector, (Summer 2019)
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"Tending to One’s Own Library: The Origins and Outlooks of Bunny Mellon’s Oak Spring Garden Library", for Worthwhile Magazine, (Spring 2019)
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“The Savoy Cocktail Book of 1930”, The Book Collector, 68:1 (Spring 2019) Pages: 741-748.
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“Leaping the Generation Gap”, Amphora, No. 180 (Fall 2018) Pages: 3-9.
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“Not in dusty darkness”, Amphora, No. 179 (Summer 2018) Pages: 12-18.
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Review of Bookshops: A Reader’s History by Jorge Carrión, Amphora, No. 179 (Summer 2018) Pages: 22-23.
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AUCTION INDUSTRY OUTLOOK

This on-going article series reports on the structural changes accelerated during the
COVID-19 Pandemic and their impacts for the Collecting ecosystem of Collectors, the Trade and Auction Houses.

The forces impacting the rare book auction market are bigger than books. The economic drivers are originating from areas of the economy (Capital Markets, Digital technology, Social Media marketing and Cloud-based auction platforms) that have not historically played a major role in rare book, manuscript, and ephemera ecosystems. However once introduced, these forces have permanent impacts on the bottom lines of auction houses and the services they provide Collectors as well as the Trade and will have knock-on effects that will be felt for years to come until they become the status quo.

This ongoing Series charts these disruptions and the resolution of the Industry in light of an emerging Collecting Culture that expects transparent, market derived prices.

 

"Consolidation and the Mid-Range Auction Market" for Rare Book Hub Monthly,
August 2022.

 

"What are they building in there? Bonhams in March (Case Study 1)" for Rare Book Hub Monthly,
April 2022.

 

"The Changing Economics of Rare Paper Auctions” for Rare Book Hub Monthly,
March 2022.

 

“AFTER 2021: Structural Change in the Auction Industry?” for Rare Book Hub Monthly,
February 2022.

 

“The Final Stretch for 2021: Projections & Implications” for Rare Book Hub Monthly,
October 2021.

 

“Where aren we going from here?: Dealers & the Online Era” for Rare Book Hub Monthly,
August 2021.

 

“Where are we?” for Rare Book Hub Monthly,
July 2021.

                                                     

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