Beth's Best Reads of 2014

Beth and Books

'Tis the season for end-of-year lists, and we've seen stacks of them lately, from The New York Times to Publishers Weekly and even Bill Gates.

But Bill Gates has nothing on Beth - from Canadiana to comedy, see the Top 20 Reads of 2014 of one of our own in-house avid readers, Beth Carswell.

Be sure to let us know your best reads of the year, too.

The Top 50 Sales of 2014

Box of Pin-Ups by David Bailey - AbeBooks' 50 Most Expensive Sales of 2014

Here's the only end-of-year list that places Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone next to Das Kapital, and a postcard from Gandhi next to the works of Voltaire. Discover the most expensive books and ephemera sold on AbeBooks in 2014.

The Divine Dozen

Andy Warhol - 12 Unusual Items on AbeBooks

We've searched through piles of books and ephemera to find the 12 most unusual items on AbeBooks. Open a Christmas card where X marks the spot, view a celebrity's long lost birth certificate, and jive with a selection of cool cats from the 1950s.

Winter is Coming

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series is five novels deep, and its not over yet. Dwarves, dragons, betrayal and treachery make these books irresistible. Explore the fantastical world of A Games of Thrones.

A Literary Review of 2014

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher by Hilary Mantel

Another year of reading has come to an end. Look back on an incredible literary year with our list of the top fiction and non-fiction books, a review of the big award winners, and a tribute to the authors we lost in 2014.