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Barack Obama’s reading a Lincoln biography

The latest pick in the Barack Obama book club is Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer by Fred Kaplan. The President-elect was photographed leaving the Chicago home of friend Penny Pritzker after having dinner last Saturday. Barack’s getting in his Lincoln reading early – next February is the 200th anniversary of his birth and there […]

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Book Club currently reading Things Fall Apart

The AbeBooks Avid Reader Book Club is currently reading Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe during September. It’s a short read, but certainly packs a punch. The novel depicts the start of British colonialism in Nigeria and the impact it has on one Ibo community. It’s is considered the birth of African literature and is […]

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Richard and Judy – bookselling gurus

If you’re not from the UK, here’s an article about Richard & Judy – who account for 26% of the top 100 sales in the UK. Although they are day-time talkshow hosts, Richard & Judy are quite different to Oprah. For a start, no-one is accusing them of setting up a cult. The real story […]

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Last week’s top 5 bestsellers on AbeBooks.com

For the week of November 11-18 The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett The Everlasting Stream: A True Story of Rabbits, Guns, Friends, and Family by Walt Harrington Romiette and Julio by Sharon M. Draper Straw Into Gold by Gary Schmidt Dropping Your Guard: The Value of Open Relationships by Charles Swindoll Despite opinion […]

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AbeBooks Bookclub: November vote

The voting to select AbeBooks Bookclub pick for November is underway now. This month’s choice’s are: Peony in Love by Lisa See Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo The Chosen by Chaim Potok The vote will be open unitl Friday Nov. 16th: vote here If you arn’t a member of the AbeBooks Bookclub but want […]

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