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Dig deeper into your collection with our in-depth features on book, magazine and comic collecting, many originally published in the sadly-missed Book and Magazine Collector. To help you find the articles which are of most interest to you we have split our features into the following categories. Click on the category to see a filtered list of available articles, or simply scroll down to browse our achives.

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The archive of publisher and literary agent Charles Pick

Posted: 23 Apr 2012
Now available to view at the University of East Anglia, the personal and business archives of Charles Pick offer a fascinating insight into the publishing industry of the 20th ...

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The like and books of hard boiled crime author Donald E Westlake

Posted: 12 Mar 2012
A closer look at one of the most influential US crime writers on the 20th century, God Save the Mark and Killing time author Donald E Westlake

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Collect Winston Churchill's Writings in The Strand Magazine

Posted: 07 Feb 2012
Sir Winston Churchill was not just a politician, he was a man of many talents...

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The Future of Book Collecting. Or One Hundred Years Ago.

Posted: 06 Feb 2012
Continuing our New Look at Old Books, we look at book collecting from the perspective of 100 years ago.

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Collecting Historic Diaries

Posted: 06 Feb 2012
Diaries are often overlooked by collectors. But they can be fascinating, especially old hand-written ones.

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Scandinavian Crime and collecting Stieg Larsson books

Posted: 29 Jul 2010
For the past decade there has been a new wave of crime fiction from Scandinavia. Barry Forshaw looks at its roots, and traces its rise up to the huge popularity of the recent ...

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A New Look at Old Books - Oxfam

Posted: 28 Jun 2010
Our new regular column, A New Look at Old Books, by our old regular contributor 'betweenthelines', now treads in controversial territory by looking at Oxfam Books and the effects ...

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Crop Circles

Posted: 21 Apr 2010
Crop Circles - man-made or evidence of alien landings? There are a surprising number of books on the subject and many are collectable. Andrew Thomas has surveyed the circles and ...

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The Naturalists Library

Posted: 23 Mar 2010
Collectors are well aware of the New Naturalist's Library, stil being published by Collins. But here we take a look at the original Naturalists Libarary, published in Edinburgh in ...

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