Books & Manuscripts

Christie’s Books and Manuscripts Department offers for sale the best of the world’s printed books, maps, medieval manuscripts, autograph letters and archives. With an international team of 15 renowned specialists and live auctions held throughout the year in London, Paris and New York, we are the market leaders in this category. We are also at the forefront of digital sales, presenting a themed series of online-only auctions (On the Shoulders of Giants, from 2018‒2020; Einstein letters, from 2017‒2018; Quentin Blake drawings, from 2018‒2019; Write Me and Tell Me Your Heart: Leonard Cohen’s Letters to Marianne, 2019).