Who's Your Book Hero?
By our definition, a book hero is 'a person admired for noble achievements relating to the preservation and celebration of books and reading.' From a teacher who battles illiteracy in Ghana, to a rare book dealer who saved a priceless literary treasure from thieves, we're celebrating book heroes of all shapes and sizes. If you know a champion of books, we want to hear about them.
Coming Soon: Go Set A Watchman
From the author of To Kill A Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman hits shelves in July. Originally written in the mid-1950s, Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014.
The ABAA: America's Finest Books
The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) is a name synonymous with fine, collectible books. Since 1949 the association has promoted the culture and community around rare books. With ~300 ABAA member booksellers on AbeBooks, you can find treasures easily.
Bill Gates' Summer Reading List
This isn't the first time that billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates has shared his reading suggestions - last December we talked about his five favorite reads of 2014. This time, he's taken to his blog to recommend some summer reading, from comics to statistics to whether or not humans should eat meat.
Housebreaking by Dan Pope
As both an author and a bookseller, Dan Pope is a true bibliophile. He's been selling books on AbeBooks for over 10 years, and in that time he's written two novels. His new book, Housebreaking, is out now. The New York Times calls it a "heartfelt chamber piece of flawed personalities, calamitous decisions and unexpected moments of grace."