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Celebrate UNESCO’s 2016 World Book & Copyright Day with ILAB’s Pop-up Book Fairs

April 23 is going to be another special day for booklovers. UNESCO’s 2016 World Book & Copyright Day will feature book-related events on a worldwide scale with ILAB’s contribution being a series of pop-up book fairs displaying rare and collectible books from the four corners of the Earth. ILAB (International League of Antiquarian Booksellers) is repeating […]

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One Dog, Thousands of Books – O’Connell’s Bookshop in Adelaide

O’Connell’s Bookshop is an Australian bookselling institution. Established in 1957 by Reg O’Connell, the bookstore is revered by book-lovers far beyond its surroundings of Bank Street in Adelaide, South Australia. Adelaide’s oldest used and antiquarian bookshop is now at its fifth location. Its previous building was demolished to make way for a Holiday Inn. While […]

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Rare Books Uncovered by Rebecca Rego Barry: A Review

If you have ever dreamed of finding a first edition of To Kill a Mockingbird in a flea market or discovering a bundle of comics worth millions in a basement, then Rare Books Uncovered: True Stories of Fantastic Finds in Unlikely Places by Rebecca Rego Barry is worth a place on your bookshelf. Rebecca is […]

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Raptis Rare Books, selling the finest books in rural Vermont

Deep in the southern Vermont countryside, you will find an ornate Italianate villa simply packed with sumptuous books worthy of any collector’s bookshelf. Welcome to Raptis Rare Books and the world of husband-and-wife bookselling team Matthew and Adrienne Raptis. Matthew and Adrienne specialize in fine first editions, signed and inscribed books, and books that are quite […]

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Bookseller Q&A: Bison Books

We recently caught up with Aimee Peake, owner of Bison Books in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  Aimee told us all about her experience as a rare and collectible bookseller, from the oddest thing she’s found inside a book (you’ll never guess) to the literary treasure she covets most. AbeBooks: How did you become a bookseller? Aimee: Twenty […]

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Sam Wenger and his Quest for Arthurian Literature

Bookseller Sam Wenger’s spiritual home isn’t California, or upstate New York, or any of the other places that he has called home. He would like to settle and enjoy life in Camelot – the residence of King Arthur, still Britain’s greatest hero, and his famous knights of the round table. Sam (full name Samuel Alton […]

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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 Visits the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair

The 2015 Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair took place October 10-11 in the Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center, steps away from the Space Needle and AbeBooks was there! Close to 100 book dealers exhibited their wares and bought and sold unique books and ephemera. Despite, or perhaps because of, torrential rain on Saturday, the fair was […]

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See inside San Francisco’s Green Apple Books

Green Apple Books has been helping book lovers find their next great read for nearly 40 years. A San Francisco favorite, the new and used bookstore shelves more than 160,000 titles, from gorgeous vintage hardbacks to mystery paperbacks and everything in between. Housed in a building filled with endless nooks and crannies, Green Apple Books […]

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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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