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Visit the Granite State Book & Ephemera Show this weekend

The Granite State Book and Ephemera Show takes place on Sunday June 5 at the Everett Arena in Concord, New Hampshire. AbeBooks.com is thrilled to be a sponsor of this event, which attracts sellers and collectors from across New England and far beyond. Admission is free and families are very welcome. More than 70 dealers […]

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Mowgli’s legend lives on – signed copy of Jungle Book sells for $3,800

Jon Favreau’s Jungle Book movie, released last month, continues to spark interest in Rudyard Kipling’s classic children’s stories, first published as a book in 1894, with a signed copy selling for $3,800 via the AbeBooks marketplace. The book in question was an early printing but came in near fine condition with a super clear signature […]

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Interview with AbeBooks’ ‘Heritage’ seller Zubal-Books

To celebrate AbeBooks.com’s 20th anniversary in June, we are profiling one of our ‘Heritage’ sellers, Zubal-Books from Cleveland, Ohio. Any bookseller who joined our marketplace in 1996 is classified as a Heritage seller. Michael Zubal, son of the founder John Zubal, was kind enough to answer our questions about a bookselling business that was created […]

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Rare booksellers celebrate World Book Day with pop-up fairs across the globe

The rare booksellers of the world united today to celebrate World Day Day with a global series of pop-up book fairs, stretching from Perth and Tokyo to Paris and Munich to Chicago and Portland, Oregon. The events – organised by ILAB – promoted reading and the joy of books, and also raised money for UNESCO’s efforts […]

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2016 Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar contest now open

Are you thinking of becoming a rare bookseller? Or have you just started to sell collectible books? The Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar is a week-long educational event held in Colorado Springs in July, 2016 for booksellers, librarians and collectors that offers expert discussion about rare books. This is your opportunity to enter for a chance […]

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Shakespeare First Folio discovered on Scottish island

A Shakespeare First Folio, one of the world’s great rare books, has been found in a stately home on the Scottish island of Bute, reports the BBC. Only 230 copies of the First Folio, which contains Shakespeare’s plays, are known to exist. The last copy to be found was discovered in 2014 in a library […]

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Defying the hangman – rare ‘Carter the Great’ magic poster goes on sale

A rare magic poster promoting ‘Carter the Great’ has gone on sale on AbeBooks priced at £3,100 / approximately $4,541. Charles Joseph Carter (1874-1936) was an American stage magician nicknamed Carter the Great, who tried journalism and law before switching to magic where he became a household name and toured the world.  A fictionalized account […]

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ILAB’s 2016 Chicago pop-up fair to grace Glessner House

More news from ILAB on the association’s plans for UNESCO’s World Book & Copyright Day on April 23. Twelve Chicago booksellers will hold a pop-up book fair at Glessner House, the historic building designed for the family of industrialist John Jacob Glessner by architect Henry Hobson Richardson. All members of the Midwest Chapter of the […]

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Edward Nudelman and the art of selling beautifully illustrated books

Art makes the world go round, according to Edward Nudelman, owner of Nudelman Rare Books in Seattle. This discerning dealer, with more than 30 years bookselling experience, relishes beautiful illustrated books and has a particular passion for European art movements from the 19th and 20th century. In fact, a tour of his inventory is a […]

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Celebrate UNESCO’s 2016 World Book & Copyright Day with ILAB’s Pop-up Book Fairs

April 23 is going to be another special day for booklovers. UNESCO’s 2016 World Book & Copyright Day will feature book-related events on a worldwide scale with ILAB’s contribution being a series of pop-up book fairs displaying rare and collectible books from the four corners of the Earth. ILAB (International League of Antiquarian Booksellers) is repeating […]

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