Books are the windows which the soul looks out. A home without books is like a room without windows.

- Henry Ward Beecher


Marsha E. Malinowski | President & CEO

Marsha Malinowski Fine Books & Manuscripts LLC

With over 26 years of experience as Senior Vice President in charge of books and manuscripts at Sotheby’s, Ms. Malinowski has created her own enterprise, Marsha Malinowski Fine Books & Manuscripts LLC. Ms. Malinowski works independently with clients offering appraisal, advisory, auction and media services to private clients, corporations and institutions devoting attention to their specific needs. She also offers collectors and institutions rare and important printed and manuscript material unavailable at auction.

In addition, Ms. Malinowski served as Director of the Books and Manuscript Auction Department at Profiles in History from July 2012 to January 2018. Just six months after joining Profiles in History in July 2012, she generated nearly $7,000,000 in auction sales.

Marsha has been involved with some of the most extraordinary sales of manuscripts in auction history. From the sale of Magna Carta for over $21 million to being in charge of the groundbreaking sale of baseball memorabilia from the collection of Barry Halper, which fetched in excess of $24 million, Marsha’s expertise and range of experience is unparalleled. Single handedly, Marsha carved out the collecting field of artists’ letters. She has brought to the market stunning collections, which have included letters by Michelangelo, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Magritte, Monet, Toulouse-Lautrec and Giacometti to name just a few. From history to literature––a letter by Catherine of Aragon while imprisoned to a Sherlock Holmes manuscript story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; from science to music––Einstein’s Theory of Relativity manuscript to a cache of Chopin letters, Marsha’s depth of knowledge in all fields of manuscript collecting is second to none. Marsha has a B.A. from Wellesley College and her M.A. from Brown University. Both institutions have served her well. Her knowledge of history coupled with her language skills has put her at the top of her field.


Marsha Malinowski Fine Books & Manuscripts LLC provides a wealth of services to collectors, institutions, foundations, corporations, attorneys and financial professionals.

  • Discreet purchases and sales as agent.
  • Authentication services.
  • Fair market, insurance and donation appraisals.
  • Curatorial services including collection development, conservation and exhibition expertise.
  • Auctioneering services.
  • Advisory services to aid in liquidity and other risk issues by evaluating collateral for financing, purchase or liquidation.