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Archive | October, 2011

Carl Warner’s Food Landscapes

I always thought food was for eating, but a photographer called Carl Warner is proving me wrong. Apparently, food is ideal for creating photographic landscapes and Carl Warner’s Food Landscapes is hot property after an appearance on CBS TV yesterday. He uses fruits, vegetables, cheeses, breads, fish, meat, and grains, and the book offers a […]

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Good ol’ Gerald Manley Hopkins

Representatives of Exeter Cathedral in Devon are stony-faced after an engraving mishap in which a Gerard Manley Hopkins poetry quotation was attributed to the lesser-known Gerald Manley Hopkins.

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AbeBooks’ Halloween Pumpkin

Danny, one of the database guys at AbeBooks, has carved this lovely pumpkin featuring the AbeBooks’ book-bird logo.

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Breaking news: poet becomes president of a country

I’m a bit surprised to see so little reaction to the news that a poet, Michael D Higgins, has been elected as the ninth Irish president. Let me repeat that – a man who writes poems is going to be running a country of 4.5 million people. It’s safe to say that the Republic of […]

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Should vampires sparkle?

Anne Rice is a lovely lady. If you met her down the library, she’d have a lot of interesting things to say. Anne, on her Facebook page, says the sparkly vampires from the Twilight series of books are rubbish. And now there’s a decent row about whose vampires are the best. I associate sparkly things […]

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Whatever happened to the Harry Potter readers?

What did the legions of Harry Potter fans read after J.K. Rowling’s record-breaking series ended in 2007? Did they turn to the Twilight vampire novels, the Hunger Games trilogy or perhaps more books about wizards? AbeBooks discovered that post-Harry Potter reading has been eclectic to say the least and that the generation of folks devoted […]

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AbeBooks.co.uk shines in Which? Magazine survey of online shopping sites

The November 2011 issue of Which? Magazine has just been published in the UK and it carries an in-depth review of the UK’s online shopping sites. If you don’t know Which?, it’s the UK’s leading consumer protection organization and highly respected for its work in consumer affairs. Which? surveyed 14,671 of its members about their […]

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Arkham House: Champion of Weird Fiction

Arkham House, purveyors of fine weird fiction from H.P. Lovecraft and beyond, filling all your spooky-read needs.

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How to identify a first edition of a book

One of the great questions that arises from book collecting is…do I have a first edition of a certain book? In reality, we mean ‘do I have a true first edition of a certain book?’ because a title can be reprinted many times in various formats over the years. This video is designed to be […]

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2011 Toronto International Antiquarian Book Fair

AbeBooks is a proud sponsor of the 2011 Toronto International Antiquarian Book Fair, October 28th through October 30th, 2011 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

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