A Tour of Tokyo's Bookshops
AbeBooks staffer Colin Laird recently indulged in some bookshop tourism, and found himself in the heart of Jimbocho, Tokyo's book district. From colourful shopfronts of wall-to-wall manga to purveyors of rare, literary antiquities, the printed word is alive, well, and right at your fingertips in Tokyo, Japan.
Andre Alexis wins Giller Prize
Andre Alexis has won the Giller Prize for his book Fifteen Dogs. The gods Hermes and Apollo argue about what would happen if animals had human intelligence, so they make a bet that leads them to grant consciousness and language to a group of dogs.
50 Essential Young Adult Novels
Don't let the label limit you - young adult or 'YA' fiction has plenty to offer seasoned readers, as well. With relatable situations and dynamic characters, some of the most riveting novels going are YA. We've chosen 50 not to miss.