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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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Amazon’s Top 10 Books: November 2015

So many books, so little time! Amazon has released yet another great top 10 list, but this time it’s light on fiction and heavy on real-life stories including celebrity memoirs and fascinating events from American history. Which titles will you add to your reading list? Dear Mr. You by Mary-Loise Parker An extraordinary literary work, Dear […]

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Take a virtual tour of Canada’s biggest used bookstore

Meet Jordan and Andrea, the husband and wife team who run Canada’s largest used bookstore in Victoria, BC (which also happens to be home to AbeBooks HQ).  Locals and tourists alike flock to Russell Books on Fort St. to spend hours (and hours) roaming aisles that span three floors, each worth a thorough browse. Take […]

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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’ 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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Beautiful Book Covers

Sometimes it’s ok to judge a book by its cover. I would be happy to have every one of these new and vintage books on my shelf. Which one is your favorite? 1. To See Every Bird on Earth by Dan Koeppel 2. Spiders by W.S. Bristowe 3. The Mayor’s Tongue by Nathaniel Rich 4. […]

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AbeBooks’ Literary Link Lineup

Mars and Martin and Margaret and more…   1. JK Rowling traces Harry Potter’s family tree back to the middle ages 2. Coffee heir Henry Folger’s love of collecting Shakespeare. 3. Want a Dahl with that? 4. Sotheby’s Sale in early December to feature early editions of Shakespeare and the first English book about dogs. […]

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AbeBooks’ Literary Link Lineup

Donald Trump’s new book, secret messages in Harry Potter books and a wonderful essay by author David Sedaris – all in this week’s edition of the Literary Link Lineup: 1. The appeal of magical boarding schools. 2. The Daphne Awards – Celebrates the best book of 50 years ago. 3. The Guardian reports on the sad […]

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Cameron’s Used Books & Magazines is a treasure trove of nostalgia

At first glance, Cameron’s Used Books & Magazine doesn’t seem all that different from any other used bookstore. Row upon row of well-loved paperbacks and hardcovers fill towering shelves and spill onto the floor, and customers quietly scan spines for their next great read. So when owner Jeffery Frase invited me to browse beyond the […]

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