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China In Print – Asia’s Premier Rare Book, Photograph and Map Fair

The 5th annual China in Print – Hong Kong Rare Book, Photograph and Map Fair opens Friday 18th and AbeBooks is pleased to be a sponsor of this premier fair. With a focus on Asian printed material, visitors will have the opportunity to see a wonderful collection of rare books, manuscripts, maps, photographs and other […]

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Amazon’s Top 10 Books for October 2016

So many good books to choose from this month. Time to get reading! The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang A hilarious debut novel about a wealthy but fractured Chinese immigrant family that had it all, only to lose every last cent—and about the road trip they take across America that binds them back […]

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Introducing Collections: A new way of shopping for collectibles

We’re excited to announce that AbeBooks.com has launched a new method of shopping for collectibles – including art, ephemera and books – that combines the expertise of sellers around the world with the ability to discover hundreds of diverse, eclectic and often surprising items in a matter of seconds. Collections is a new highly visual […]

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The Queen of Crime Writing – Agatha Christie Turns 126

Today is Agatha Christie’s 126th birthday! In honor of this special day, we’re highlight 10 of our favorite Agatha Christie book covers. Christie’s works include 80 detective novels, in addition to many short stories, romances, and stage plays. Christie’s works have been translated into many different languages and spawned hugely successful movies, including Murder on the […]

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10 Phizz-Whizzing Facts About Roald Dahl

In honor of the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl‘s birth, here are 10 facts about everyone’s favorite children’s author: 1. James and the Giant Peach was originally going to be called James and the Giant Cherry. 2. Dahl’s nose was cut off in an accident when he was a young boy – it was successfully sewn […]

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Harry Potter Quiz – The Answers

We certainly have Harry Potter on the brain this weekend and can’t wait to devour Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. For those of you who tested your Harry Potter knowledge, here are the correct answers: Q. Who wrote Advanced Potion Making? A. Libatius Borage Q. What color is the egg of a Ukrainian Ironbelly? A. Turquoise Q. […]

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How Well Do You Know Harry Potter?

Harry Potter and Friends In honor of the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, we asked the biggest Harry Potter fan we know (she’s 10 and falls into level 5 – see below) to put together a quiz to test your Harry Potter knowledge. Depending on what level of Potterhead you are will determine how […]

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Damsels in Distress, Devilish Detectives, Villains and More at PulpFest 2016

AbeBooks is thrilled to be a sponsor of PulpFest 2016, taking place Thursday July 21st to Sunday July 24th  in Columbus, Ohio. This exciting event, focusing on pulp fiction and pulp magazines, draws hundreds of fans and collectors. This year, PulpFest will pay tribute to the history of pulps and will highlight the 150th anniversary of the birth […]

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For the Love of Tennis

Tennis instruction from the 1908 book Lawn Tennis. Tennis – the athleticism, the rivals, the outfits, the tantrums, the underdogs – it’s an exciting sport to say the least. AbeBooks has a tremendous selection of books dedicated to the game, including biographies from some of the best players: Open by Andre Agassi, Rafa, My Story by […]

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Diving Into Vintage Swimming Books

We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the beginning of summer than splashing through vintage books dedicated to the art of swimming and diving. Although the techniques may be dated, we can’t help but fall in love with these covers depicting swimmers, divers and swimming techniques from yesteryear. Several of the featured books were […]

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