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Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar 2014 contest

Are you thinking of becoming a rare bookseller? Or have you just started to sell collectible books? The Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar is a week-long educational event held in Colorado Springs in August, 2014 for booksellers, librarians and collectors that offers expert discussion about rare books. This is your opportunity to enter for a chance […]

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What is one novel all of Canada should read?

Now in its 14th year, Canada Reads is CBC’s annual battle of the books.  This year’s months-long process began in October when Canadians were invited to recommend up to five novels written by a Canadian author.  The most popular titles made up the Top 40 list, and from there Canadians voted to whittle it down […]

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2013 Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar Contest

Are you thinking of becoming a rare bookseller? Or have you just started to sell collectible books? The Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar is a week-long educational event held in Colorado Springs in August, 2013 for booksellers, librarians and collectors that offers expert discussion about rare books. The Book Seminar provides an opportunity for leading specialists […]

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The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest: 2012 Winners

Each year, the Bulwer-Lytton fiction contest challenges writers to craft the stinkiest, most appallingly god-awful opening sentence they can imagine. The contest is named for Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, whose novel Paul Clifford is the origin of the famous line “It was a dark and stormy night.” This year’s winner was Cathy Bryant from Manchester, England, […]

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Impressive Collection of Aesop’s Fables Wins Grand Prize

Congratulations to Samuel Jang of Victoria, BC, who was the first place winner in the 2011-2012 National Book Collecting Contest for Young Canadians Under 30, of which AbeBooks was a proud sponsor. The requirements for the contest were simple – be Canadian, be under 30, and write an essay about your book collection – what […]

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Reading on the bus

Congratulations to Sheila Turner, who recently won BC Transit’s Transit Hero contest and earned a big pile of British Columbia-themed books (donated by AbeBooks) for her efforts. Sheila wrote a very interesting essay about her bus reading club where a small group of like-minded bibliophiles talk books on the morning commute. Our bus has a […]

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2012 Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar contest

Are you thinking of becoming a rare bookseller? Or have you just started to sell collectible books? The 2012 Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar is a week-long educational event held in Colorado Springs in August, 2012 for booksellers, librarians and collectors that offers expert discussion about rare books. This is your opportunity to enter for a […]

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Literary March Madness reaches second semi-final

Our literary-themed March Madness has reached its second semi-final – Animals and Objects In and Out of Water by Jay Ryan versus The Crow’s Vow by Susan Briscoe. Cast your vote now. The book that wins will face The Noodle Maker by Ma Jian in the grand final on Monday.

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Wanted: BC’s transit heroes – tell your story

Our friends at BC Transit have just launched an interesting initiative around Transit Heroes – they are looking for engaging stories from people who ride public transport around British Columbia. You can write something, make a video submission or record an audio file. If you do submit a story, then you will have a chance […]

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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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