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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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Explore Neusser Antiquariat Bookstore in Neuss, Germany

Christi, a member of our North American team recently travelled to our German office and visited this wonderful bookshop in Nuess, near Dusseldorf. The bookshop is called Neusser Antiquariat. They’ve been in business for over 30 years, and spcialize in rare and collectible volumes, especially illustrated and art books. As well as capturing some lovely […]

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Help literary charities by listing local literary events on LibraryThing

Our good friends over at LibraryThing.com have announced a new initiative to help local bookstores and libraries promote their literary events and help raise money for literary charities. How are they doing this? For every bookstore and library event added to LibraryThing Local from now until January 1, LibraryThing will donate up to 15 cents […]

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Henry the Cat and His Bookshelf of Untold Riches

This lucky cat contemplating his next great read is Henry. Henry is one of two fur-acious readers from David Mason Books in Toronto, Ontario. David Mason Books has been in business for 40 years and is home to over 60,000 books, including 19th century British and American literature, modern first editions, Canadian literature, science, travel […]

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Pictures from the Vancouver Antiquarian Book Fair

Myself and my colleagues Eric and Lindsay from AbeBooks visited the Vancouver Antiquarian Book Fair earlier today. Located in UBC Robson in downtown Vancouver, the fair was busy and will attract more bibliophiles on Sunday when it runs from 10am to 5pm. Get down there if you can. Here is a preview in the Vancouver […]

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Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose – Books Will Find a Way

There is a little lunch spot here in Victoria, BC called Red Fish Blue Fish. It is situated on the docks of the Inner Harbour, and in the summer, the people in its line-up can probably be seen from space. it is very, very popular. But the reason I’m writing about it today is that […]

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On Bookselling: Mary Lacey of Nana’s Treasured Books

For those readers who may not be entirely certain how the AbeBooks platform works: we are a marketplace. When you search for a book on AbeBooks, you are searching the inventories of thousands of booksellers worldwide who list their titles with us, so that buyers can come to one place to find the books they […]

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Larry McMurtry to auction three buildings of books

In case you didn’t already know, Larry McMurtry is a man of many talents. He’s best known for writing Lonesome Dove, which won the Pulitzer-Prize in 1985, as well as co-writing the screenplay for Brokeback Mountain, but he is also a renowned book dealer. McMurtry has a shop called Booked Up which is located in […]

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