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Browse Rare Books at the 2013 Toronto International Antiquarian Book Fair

AbeBooks is again proud to sponsor the 2013 Toronto International Antiquarian Book Fair, which begins on Friday, November 8th. Some examples of the kinds of treasures you might see are pictured below. A special treat on opening night, for both bibiophiles and film buffs, will be Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg’s introduction as the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of […]

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Booksellers predict Bay Psalm auction will be landmark moment for rare books

Two of America’s leading rare book experts predict that the forthcoming auction of a Bay Psalm Book will break new ground in the world of collectible books. Allan Stypeck, owner of Second Story Books in Rockville, Maryland, has seen and appraised many of America’s finest collections of rare books and historical material. He believes Sotheby’s […]

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Hunt treasure at the 2013 Vancouver Book Fair: Sept 28-29

The 2013 Vancouver Book Fair is just around the corner.  This year’s event happens Saturday, September 28th and Sunday, September 29th at UBC Robson Square.  AbeBooks is once again a proud sponsor. Visitors will see rare and beautiful literary treasures including collectible books, ephemera, maps, prints, and manuscripts.  Items on display will be as old […]

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Eugene O’Neill’s underpants for sale

  When it comes to collectible literary underwear, Johnnycake Books, up in Salisbury, Connecticut, is hard to beat. A pair of Eugene O’Neill’s boxer shorts are being offered for sale by this particular bookseller for the grand price of $1,750. They are pale blue, size 32 with the initials “E O’N” stitched into the waist-band.  […]

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Video spotlight shines on bookseller/poet Harry Nudel

This interesting video features AbeBooks bookseller Harry Nudel, but Harry is much more than just a book dealer as you will find out. This New York-based seller lists close to 10,000 books, including a number of very rare books at prices up to $250,000. He talks about his early life, 40 years as a book […]

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Texas bookseller vows to continue after storm destroys 50,000 books

A Texas bookseller is attempting to rebuild his bookselling business after a devastating storm ripped through Lubbock, Texas last month. The storm and its high winds, which struck around midnight on June 5th, destroyed 90% of Bill Gallagher’s inventory for his bookselling business, Shamrock Books. “The books were assembled over a span of 35 years […]

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Visiting New York Book Fairs

Earlier this month I visited the ABAA New York Antiquarian Book Fair and the Manhattan Vintage Book & Ephemera Show. Each year AbeBooks attends a variety of book fairs in North America and Europe. Visiting the book fairs is a great opportunity to meet our booksellers face to face and see some of the beautiful […]

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Bookstores of New York

Last week I was in New York. The purpose of the visit was to attend two antiquarian book fairs, but I always try to make time to visit booksellers in their stores. Nothing can replace the touch and feel of a beautiful book and talking to someone that is passionate about what they do. Walking […]

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Free Book Appraisal Day at Second Story Books in Maryland

Second Story Books in Rockville, Maryland is offering an excellent gift to those who wish it – Saturday, January 26th is Free Appraisal Day. From 11:00 am until 4:00 pm, senior member of the American Society of Appraisers Allan Stypeck (who also bought Second Story Books in 1973) will offer free appraisals. Eligible items include […]

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A Booklover’s Paradise: Portland, Oregon

Discover the books from the diverse sellers located in one of America’s most bookish cities. More than 40 booksellers from Portland, Oregon, sell on AbeBooks and you can browse through their combined selection of new, used and rare books. If Paris is for lovers, Portland is a city for readers. If you’ve never been to […]

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