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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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Around Dublin without a pub

In a misguided attempt to celebrate Bloomsday an Irish software developer has put the power of computing to the task of solving the age old James Joyce riddle of can you cross Dublin without passing a pub? The Belfast Telegraph reports: Using online maps, the Dubliner worked out an algorithm – a computer equation – […]

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Lambeth Method of Cake Decoration book in demand after royal wedding

One of AbeBooks’ most searched for books over the past weekend was The Lambeth Method of Cake Decoration and Practical Pastries by Joseph Lambeth. The William and Kate royal wedding sparked renewed interest in this classic cake book from 1934. Apparently, the Lambeth Method is derived from a style of decorating that uses intricate piping […]

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Brides’ Books Revisited

Apparently, there is a wedding tomorrow…. a royal wedding at that. With all due respect to the Prince William, weddings are really about the bride. Authors agree. There are few novels about bridegrooms but there are thousands about brides. In fact, AbeBooks has almost 150,000 listings where the word ‘bride’ is mentioned in the title. […]

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