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The Design of Edward Bawden

Today is a good day as I have recently discovered the wonderful work of Edward Bawden (1903 – 1989).  Bawden was an English illustrator, painter and graphic designer who was best known for his book covers, illustrations, posters and prints. He was formally trained as an artist and attended Cambridge School of Art and received a scholarship […]

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AbeBooks Literary Link Lineup

1. Marlon James – this year’s Man Booker winner, says that Toni Morrison is his hero 2. Hotel Cocktail Books 3. 3 Crime Novels about Kidnapping 4. Margaret Atwood talks about her new book and Canadian politics 5. Library books returned after 52 years 6. The Wall Street Journal lists books every geek should read this fall […]

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AbeBooks Visits the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair

The 2015 Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair took place October 10-11 in the Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center, steps away from the Space Needle and AbeBooks was there! Close to 100 book dealers exhibited their wares and bought and sold unique books and ephemera. Despite, or perhaps because of, torrential rain on Saturday, the fair was […]

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Save the Date – Sydney Rare Book Fair November 5th – 7th

The Sydney Rare Book Fair is just around the corner. This year’s event will take place from Thursday November 5th to Saturday November 7th at the heritage Customs House at Circular Quay. Visitors to the fair will see a wonderful selection of books, manuscripts, maps, prints, photographs and ephemera. This year, Cali Andersen (Andersen’s Bindery, […]

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AbeBooks Literary Link Lineup

1. Penguin Books celebrates its 80th anniversary 2. 13 Creepy Bits of Bookish Trivia from Book Riot 3. Ladybird publishers updates its famous kids books for modern adults 4. The supremacy of Lewis Carroll’s Alice books. 5. A disaster manual is proving to be very popular with people in Tokyo. 6.  Loss, Politics and the Stars: […]

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Beautiful Book Covers

Who doesn’t love a good book? We certainly do. But a good book with an beautiful cover certainly takes the cake. Here’s a small selection of nine beautiful book covers found this week on AbeBooks. 1. Cherry-Blossoms: Japanese Haiku Series Three. Translations of Poems by Basho, Buson, Issa, Shiki and Others 2. Discovering Aberration by S.C. […]

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Vintage Hollywood Photographs from AbeBooks

AbeBooks.com is famous for helping people find used, rare and out-of-print books, but our marketplace also offers thousands of photographs, including hundreds featuring Hollywood stars from Greta Garbo to Lee Marvin. Signed publicity images, candid on-set photographs and rare snaps from the very early days of cinema are offered for sale from our booksellers, some […]

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AbeBooks’ Literary Link Lineup

1. Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell dies. 2. Bibliophiles around the world reveal their top books and best places to read. 3. The top 10 most beautiful medieval manuscripts. 4. British Politician Jeremy Corbyn’s cultural favorites including his favorite book, his favorite band, poet and author. 5. The New York Times Sunday Book Review talks […]

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Amazon’s Top 10 Books: October 2015

Those Amazon book editor’s sure know their books! Once again they’ve suggested ten titles, many of which will end up on my ever-growing pile of books to be read. You can see last month’s suggestions here: Amazon’s Top 10 Books: September 2015 Which of these titles appeal to you? Spotlight title: Becoming Nicole: The Transformation […]

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Peter Rabbit turns 113

On this day in history in 1902, Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Peter Rabbit was published. The beginnings of Peter Rabbit was ignited by Potter writing letters to a little boy – the ill child of her former governess.  After several rejections from publishers, Potter privately printed the book in 1901. The book was an instant hit and […]

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