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Banned Books Week 2014

It’s Banned Books Week again. If you’re not familiar, Banned Books Week is an annual week-long series of events that celebrate our freedom to read, and call attention to how often that freedom is threatened and quashed. This year the promotions run September 21st – 27th. The American Library Association is the brains behind the […]

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A Literary Tourist’s Search for the Books of Gregynog Press

Writer, broadcaster, bibliophile, and globetrotting literary journalist Nigel Beale recently paid a visit to Wales in search of all things literary, including the elusive works of Greynog Press.   Read about this bookish exploration and many more on his aptly named and entertaining blog, Literary Tourist.  It certainly has us packing our bags.

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“A Wrinkle in Time” – The Graphic Novel

Interesting news – according to science-fiction and fantasy site Tor.com, a graphic novel adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle is going to be available soon. In fact, it’s slated for publication on October 2nd, just shy of three weeks from the writing of this post. How did I not hear of it […]

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Bestselling Books and Bestselling Signed Books, August 2012

The bestselling signed book on AbeBooks.com for August was The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce, the debut novel from English author Rachel Joyce. The top 10 bestselling books on AbeBooks.com in August included two titles by Toni Morrison – her first and fifth novels, The Bluest Eye and Beloved, respectively. The surge […]

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Quick Phone Booth Change – Into a Tiny Library

Move over, Superman – you’re not the only one who can perform a quick change in a telephone booth. According to the New York Times, an architectural designer from the Upper West Side is the real hero of this story. John H. Locke has devised a system by which he can quickly enter an empty […]

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Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose – Books Will Find a Way

There is a little lunch spot here in Victoria, BC called Red Fish Blue Fish. It is situated on the docks of the Inner Harbour, and in the summer, the people in its line-up can probably be seen from space. it is very, very popular. But the reason I’m writing about it today is that […]

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A Literary Puzzle: Snippets from Classic Book Covers

Just for fun, I created a grid of nine snippets from iconic, classic, well-known book covers. Think you know any of all of them? Leave your guesses in the comments below. I will post the answers in the next day or two.

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You Chose Wrong: A Compilation of Horrific Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Endings

Oh man, this is making my morning. Remember Choose Your Own Adventure Books (if you just said no, then 1) I pity your childhood; and 2) learn about them here). Now some beautiful genius has created You Chose Wrong. It is a tumblr dedicated to scanning and posting the various horrific endings in Choose Your […]

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Introducing the Pages & Proofs book blog

Reading Copy has a sister. AbeBooks has just launched a new blog called Pages & Proofs for our AbeBooks.co.uk site, which serves our British customers. I’m handling most of the blogging on Pages & Proofs and I promise to make it the same but different to Reading Copy. It will be the same in that […]

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Introducing the AbeBooks’ Tumblr: Bookorithms

We urge fans of AbeBooks, and books in general, to take a look at the AbeBooks’ Tumblr – Bookorithms. It is devoted to beautiful, notable and rare books. Bookorithms is a very visual journey through our sort of books – famous first editions, memorable dust jackets, beautiful bindings, eye-catching illustration and obscure but interesting books […]

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