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Salesman’s 1901 Sample Case of Children’s Books

A Salesman’s Sample Case of children’s books from 1901.

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A Girl Who Reads

A Girl Who reads – this beautiful spoken word poetry by Mark Grist celebrates the love of women who love to read.

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Today’s March Madness Pairing – Vote!

Welcome to the 5th HEAD TO HEAD bout between two beautiful books in our March Madness event. Today’s heavyweight match is between Animals and Objects In and Out of Water by Jay Ryan and American Nerd: The Story of My People by Benjamin Nugent. Remember, this contest is all about aesthetics, so click through, look […]

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The Frye Festival Celebrates Northrop’s 100th

This year’s Frye Festival, located in Moncton, New Brunswick and taking place April 23rd – 29th, 2012, celbrates the 100th birthday of literary critic and theorist Northrop Frye with an array of fun and bookish events.

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World Book Night

Participate in World Book Night – register, be given free books, and go forth in your community and give them away. Viva La Book!

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AbeBooks: One of BC’s Top Employers for 2012

AbeBooks is pleased to announce that we have been named one of British Columbia’s Top Employers for 2012.

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Uvic Collectors Talk – “The Accidental Collector”

The University of Victoria is pleased to present “The Accidental Collector” – a talk by Ron Greene, who ran Victoria’s Capital Iron store for years, about his collection of antiquarian postcards.

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Happy Robbie Burns Day!

Happy Robbie Burns Day – enjoy perusing these collectible copies of Robert Burns’ works.

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Mrs Beeton’s toast sandwich makes a comeback

Anyone ever eaten a toast sandwich? Britain’s Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is reviving this Victorian dish of two slices of bread around a slice of toast. The BBC has the story. The food writer Mrs Beeton popularized this somewhat bland meal in the days before Coco Pops, Pop Tarts and Angel Delight. Mrs Beeton’s […]

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Famous Authors Send Anniversary Wishes to Halifax Library

Authors from around the world send letters to Halifax Library saying why libraries and reading are important to them.

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