Admirers of the Notorious RBG will soon have the chance to place an offer on the late Supreme Court’s personal book collection.
Several hundred volumes from Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s private library will be up for auction later this month. Bloomberg reports†
Auction House Bonhams will take bids on the lots from 19 Jan. Among the auctioned items is an annotated copy of the 1957-1958 Harvard Law Reviewa registered copy of Toni Morrison’s lovera signed and personalized copy of the memoirs of Sonia Sotomayor My beloved worldand a signed copy of the sheet music for Diane Warren’s song “I’ll Fight,” which was written for a movie about Ginsburg.
Appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993, Ginsburg was a folk hero of the American left, known for her views on cases such as United States v. Virginia and City of Sherrill v. Oneida Indian Nation of New York† She died in 2020 at the age of 87.
“I think people interested in American history and the history of the judiciary will be excited,” said Bonhams’ director of fine books and manuscripts, Catherine Williamson. Bloomberg† “You may not know you are a book collector yet, but you know you love Ruth Bader Ginsburg – this is the perfect offer.”
The auction is scheduled to end on January 27. Williamson said she expects it to bring in at least $60,000.
Michael Schaub is a Texas-based journalist and a regular contributor to NPR.