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The Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2016, According to The New York Times

It’s a tradition that goes back more than 65 years – the annual selection of The New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books. Full of color and whimsy, these 10 illustrated books will surely please budding readers. (I think The Polar Bear might be my favorite…) The Cat From Hunger Mountain written and illustrated by […]

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Shake off holiday stress with these Christmas coloring books for adults

Let’s face it, the holidays are a stressful time for adults. Kids get to have all the fun, while everyone over the age of 18 worries about family gatherings, shopping, cooking, and weight gain. Adults, we’re here for you. We’ve gathered 10 remedies for holiday stress – in the form of coloring books, of course. […]

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Video: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Favorite Fairy Tales

For more grisly truths about ancient tales, read our latest feature, The Gruesome Origins of Classic Fairy Tales.

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6 horror classics curated by Guillermo del Toro

Fall is in full force at AbeBooks HQ. The days are dark and dreary and the sidewalks are littered with leaves. For some that means pumpkin spice everything, but for book lovers it means dusting off tales from the crypt. In 2013 fantasy film director and writer Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth) partnered with Penguin […]

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Bookseller Q&A: World of Rare Books

AbeBooks recently caught up with Managing Director of World of Rare Books Michael Laundon to talk all things bookish. Sister company to World of Books, WORB was founded in 2012 and focuses on rare and antiquarian books from the pre-ISBN era. Naturally, Michael had some interesting stories for us. From providing a special book to a Nigerian tribe, […]

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10 Colorful Book Covers for a Cheerful Shelf

Webster’s Dictionary defines a bibliophile as “a lover of books, especially for qualities of format.” So while we’re advised not to judge a book by its cover, it’s our duty as devoted bibliophiles to do just that. After all, it would be an injustice to beautiful books everywhere not to. Here are 10 of our favorite […]

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How I Conquered Netflix and Started Reading Again

In 2008 I was living alone without television. My phone wasn’t smart and my stolen wifi wasn’t strong enough for streaming. I didn’t keep track of how many books I read, but almost every evening was spent with one. My book club met every 6 weeks. Eventually, I met a boy and that boy came […]

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June’s Bestselling Signed Books

We here at AbeBooks love a good read, especially when it’s signed by the incredible author that wrote it. From epic family sagas to scientific discoveries, our bestselling signed books list has something for everyone this month. What signed book will you add to your collection? 1. Homegoing: A Novel by Yaa Gyasi A novel of […]

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Amazon’s Best Books of the Month – June 2016

Amazon’s book editors have done it again. Here’s a list of 10 must-read books for June, with a bonus Debut Spotlight to finish the list. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley On a foggy summer night, eleven people – ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter – depart Martha’s Vineyard on a private jet headed for New […]

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May’s Bestselling Signed Books

What were the most sought after signatures on AbeBooks in May? The list ranges from award-winners and a children’s book to science and science fiction. 1. Zero K by Don DeLillo 2. Everybody’s Fool by Richard Russo 3. Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie 4. Nobody’s Fool by Richard Russo 5. Mort by Terry Pratchett 6. The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh […]

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