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Amazon’s Best Books of the Month: December 2016

There’s really nothing as cozy as curling up with a good book and a mug of something warm when the weather is lashing against the windows outside. But what to read? Not to worry – the talented curators at Amazon books have furnished us with their Top 10 Books of the Month (and just in […]

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The Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2016, According to The New York Times

It’s a tradition that goes back more than 65 years – the annual selection of The New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books. Full of color and whimsy, these 10 illustrated books will surely please budding readers. (I think The Polar Bear might be my favorite…) The Cat From Hunger Mountain written and illustrated by […]

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Shake off holiday stress with these Christmas coloring books for adults

Let’s face it, the holidays are a stressful time for adults. Kids get to have all the fun, while everyone over the age of 18 worries about family gatherings, shopping, cooking, and weight gain. Adults, we’re here for you. We’ve gathered 10 remedies for holiday stress – in the form of coloring books, of course. […]

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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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Amazon Editor’s Best Books of the Month – September 2016

Oh dear, my to-be-read pile just grew again thanks to these recommendations from the Amazon book editors. Which books on this list are you going to read? Mischling by Affinity Konar It’s 1944 when the twin sisters arrive at Auschwitz with their mother and grandfather. In their benighted new world, Pearl and Stasha Zagorski take […]

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Amazon’s Top 10 Books: August 2016

I don’t know about you, but my pile of to-be-read books is growing taller by the minute! I’m confident that at least a few of the books mentioned below will be added to the teetering tower. The best book of the month, according to Amazon book editors is Another Brooklyn by National Book Award winner, […]

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10 Colorful Book Covers for a Cheerful Shelf

Webster’s Dictionary defines a bibliophile as “a lover of books, especially for qualities of format.” So while we’re advised not to judge a book by its cover, it’s our duty as devoted bibliophiles to do just that. After all, it would be an injustice to beautiful books everywhere not to. Here are 10 of our favorite […]

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How I Conquered Netflix and Started Reading Again

In 2008 I was living alone without television. My phone wasn’t smart and my stolen wifi wasn’t strong enough for streaming. I didn’t keep track of how many books I read, but almost every evening was spent with one. My book club met every 6 weeks. Eventually, I met a boy and that boy came […]

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June’s Bestselling Signed Books

We here at AbeBooks love a good read, especially when it’s signed by the incredible author that wrote it. From epic family sagas to scientific discoveries, our bestselling signed books list has something for everyone this month. What signed book will you add to your collection? 1. Homegoing: A Novel by Yaa Gyasi A novel of […]

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