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Archive | February, 2010

Book collector with 700 copies of a single title

A book collection can be anything, we always say that it doesn’t have to be first editions, or signed copies or really expensive books but that is often where the focus lies. Anyone who collects books though, knows that a book collection can be focused around a topic, an author, a historical era, a country, […]

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Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

It seems that every few months another news story is released sounding the death knell of literacy among youth, and yet all the books setting blockbuster sales records in recent years are young adult titles… Sales of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson novels are reaching Olympian heights. All five books in the kids’ series are in […]

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Harry Potter Translations

Harry Potter has such enormous, far-reaching appeal that its translations are being credited with helping keep some dying languages alive. Now one man’s collection of Harry Potter translations is on display at the University of Calgary.

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Collecting the Irish

Pound for pound Ireland can compete with any of the great literary nations, having produced a fine list of authors throughout the ages from Jonathan Swift to Roddy Doyle. If Ulysses is the limit of your Irish lit knowledge then read our guide to Collecting the Irish and kick-start your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with […]

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National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest

Book collecting is often thought of as a pursuit for your more mature years, I only would ever agree to that because if you are not careful it can cost a small fortune to buy all of the books that excite you, and often those means only come a little later in life. However expenditure […]

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Faster Than a Speeding Bullet, More Expensive Than Most Houses – Superman!

A copy of Action Comics #1, the first issue of any comic to feature Superman, sold for $1,000,000.00 at auction on Monday.

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Bookbridge Mongolia

BookBridge Mongolia is dedicated to helping reduce poverty in Mongolia by helping teach children to speak and read English. Your donations of English-language books are sorely needed.

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Book Wallpaper

Hang some books on your wall with this awesome wallpaper.

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2009 Nebula Awards Nominees

The shortlist for the 2009 Nebula awards has just been announced. The award is given by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association for the best of the year. The finalists for the Novel category are: – The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi – The Love We Share Without Knowing by Christopher Barzak – Flesh […]

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James Cameron to write Avatar prequel novel

James Cameron is making is debut as an author writing a prequel for Avatar. He is quick to point out that this won’t be a novelization of the movie. I’m sure some people are going to go bonkers for this when it finally comes out but I think the story line of the film was […]

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