Circles of Influence

July 13, 2013 0

In Ecclesiastes 1:9, a writer purporting to be Solomon etches into the Bible the thought that “there is nothing new under the sun.” Thomas Wolfe, early 20th Century American novelist once wrote, “Of all I […]

Joan Didion Awarded The National Humanities Medal

July 12, 2013 0

This Wednesday, President Obama welcomed the twenty-four recipients of this year’s National Medals for the Arts and National Humanities Medals. Among those honored included Herb Alpert, Tony Kushner, George Lucas, Jill Ker Conway, Marilynne Robinson, […]

Must Reads for Graduates

July 10, 2013 0

The Daily Beast “Book Bag” recently compiled a list of books that famous authors and scholars thought no college graduate should be released from academia without having read. Respondents included Jill Lepore, Teju Cole, Alice […]

Read the Book Before You See The Movie!

June 26, 2013 0

The book is always better than the movie. But here are some promising film adaptations in the Hollywood works: The Wolf of Wall Street The Film: Who: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, and Jonah Hill. Also […]

Much Ado About You

June 24, 2013 0

A couple of weeks ago, Flavorwire blogged “What Your Favorite Shakespeare Play Says About You”. According to that list, if you’re a fan of Much Ado About Nothing, You think affection is best shown in […]

This Week at VFB

June 23, 2013 0

It’s official! Summer has arrived. Here’s a look at what’s been happening this week. Our Weekly Auction 26 new titles added to our auction block! This week we’re featuring Isaac Asimov, with two autographed, leather […]

What You Can Judge By A Book’s Cover

June 22, 2013 0

You know the old saying: “You can’t judge a book by its cover.” That’s certainly true of some books, titles that have fallen victim to unfortunate print runs, or perhaps, old worn-out copies that have […]

This Week at Very Fine Books

June 16, 2013 0

With June getting off to a very fine start, here’s a look at what’s been happening this week. Remaindered Books A refresher course on remainder marks: how to spot them, what they tell you, and […]

Event Tonight! James Joyce Tribute

June 13, 2013 0

If you happen to live in or near New York City, come out tonight for a medley of masterpieces! Authors and actors will read from their favorite works by James Joyce. Pete Hamill, celebrated author […]

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