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Martin Luther King Jr In Books


One of the things I love about working here at AbeBooks is the discoveries I make. Pretty much any topic, event, or notable name triggers an “I wonder if we have a book…” response.

With today being Martin Luther King day in the United States, I was prompted to see what collectible books by King we had for offer on the site.  (Ok, truth be told, I couldn’t help myself – I had to look as my curiosity got the better of me.) The offerings are pretty outstanding. There are thank-you notes signed by King, a book inscribed to his children’s babysitter, a first day issue MLK stamp and cover that was released on what would have been King’s 50th birthday and first editions of King’s first book, Stride Toward Freedom.

A first edition copy of Strength to Love with a rubber-stamped greeting in King’s handwriting can be purchased for just $250.00(USD) while a first edition copy of Where Do We Go From Here? inscribed to Leonard Bernstein will cost you $15,290.00.

Isn’t it great how book not only allow you to learn about history but also enable you to own a piece of that history? Just another reason to love books!

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