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Amazon’s Top 10 Books: February 2016

It’s that time again when we get to see Amazon’s list of the top ten books to read this month – which books are going on your must read pile? A Doubter’s Almanac by Ethan Canin Spanning seven decades as it moves from California to Princeton to the Midwest to New York, A Doubter’s Almanac tells […]

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2016 Caldecott Medal Awarded to Finding Winnie

The prestigious Caldecott Medal, awarded annually to an American artist of a children’s book, has been given to illustrator Sophie Blackall for her contributions to Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear, written by Lindsay Mattick. The Caldecott Medal was first awarded in 1937 and is named in honor of the nineteenth century English […]

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CBC’s Canada Reads announces 2016 longlist

It’s the event that makes winter in the great white north all worth while for us Canadian book nerds. Created in 2002 by the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC), the beloved annual battle of the books, Canada Reads, celebrates the best in Canadian Literature. Each year, the battle and the books in it must relate to a […]

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Discover the books bought on Christmas Day: from ‘How to Stay Sane’ to Lemony Snicket and dieting

Get up early, open your presents, telephone the relations, stick the turkey in the oven and then….. go online and buy some books! This appears to be the Christmas Day ritual for thousands of booklovers in North America and Europe. Far from being a quiet day for online bookselling, December 25 is actually similar to […]

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Emma Watson launched a feminist book club and everybody’s joining

We first fell in love with Emma Watson as the clever and independent Hermione Granger. Last night, as United Nations Women Goodwill Ambassador, Emma launched a feminist book club and we’ve fallen in love all over again. She announced the club, Our Shared Shelf, on Goodreads: Dear Readers, As part of my work with UN Women, I have […]

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Raptis Rare Books, selling the finest books in rural Vermont

Deep in the southern Vermont countryside, you will find an ornate Italianate villa simply packed with sumptuous books worthy of any collector’s bookshelf. Welcome to Raptis Rare Books and the world of husband-and-wife bookselling team Matthew and Adrienne Raptis. Matthew and Adrienne specialize in fine first editions, signed and inscribed books, and books that are quite […]

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What We Read in 2015

At AbeBooks we have software engineers, accountants, marketers, customer support reps, account managers and we all share one thing in common: a passion for books. We asked people around the office to share some of the books they read this year – it’s a fascinating list and perhaps you’ll be inspired to read some of these recommended […]

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Bookseller Q&A: Bison Books

We recently caught up with Aimee Peake, owner of Bison Books in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  Aimee told us all about her experience as a rare and collectible bookseller, from the oddest thing she’s found inside a book (you’ll never guess) to the literary treasure she covets most. AbeBooks: How did you become a bookseller? Aimee: Twenty […]

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November’s bestselling signed books

1. Beatlebone by Kevin Barry 2. Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson 3. Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham 4. Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving 5. M Train by Patti Smith 6. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr 7. My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem 8. The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy […]

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10 Facts About Lucy Maud Montgomery

“Dear old world’, she murmured, ‘you are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.” — L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables Lucy Maud Montgomery is without a doubt one of the most beloved authors of all time. In honor of her 141st birthday on November 30th, AbeBooks has put together 10 […]

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