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Coming up… the 2013 Sidney Literary Festival

Sidney on Vancouver Island in British Columbia is a book town by the sea thanks to its multitude of bookshops. That bookishness continues next month with its literary festival on October 4, 5 and 6. Lots of local authors will be appearing including Susan Musgrave, Brian Brett and poet Wendy Morton, who is sponsored by […]

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Hunt treasure at the 2013 Vancouver Book Fair: Sept 28-29

The 2013 Vancouver Book Fair is just around the corner.  This year’s event happens Saturday, September 28th and Sunday, September 29th at UBC Robson Square.  AbeBooks is once again a proud sponsor. Visitors will see rare and beautiful literary treasures including collectible books, ephemera, maps, prints, and manuscripts.  Items on display will be as old […]

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Penguin Book Truck coming to an event near you

If you find yourself at a book event this summer and happen to see something which looks a lot like a bright orange food truck/cart, take a second look – you may have found the Penguin Book Truck. Designed to look like a classic New York City hot dog cart and lunch truck, these mobile […]

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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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Visiting New York Book Fairs

Earlier this month I visited the ABAA New York Antiquarian Book Fair and the Manhattan Vintage Book & Ephemera Show. Each year AbeBooks attends a variety of book fairs in North America and Europe. Visiting the book fairs is a great opportunity to meet our booksellers face to face and see some of the beautiful […]

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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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Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Awards Turn 75

Happy 75th birthday to the Governor General’s Awards, which began in 1937 as literary awards only. Contemporarily, the title is an umbrella for a collection of annual awards recognizing and rewarding excellence in a variety of artistic and academic categories. Back in 1937, the first Governor General’s Literary Award came into being under Lord Tweedsmuir […]

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Visit the 2012 Toronto International Antiquarian Book Fair

Attention Canadian bibliophiles – the three-day Toronto International Antiquarian Book Fair begins on Friday 12th October. After a 15-year hiatus, the fair returned in 2010 and is currently going from strength to strength with a massive array of rare books set to be displayed.You can see a few of the gems from last year’s show below. My […]

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Visit the 2012 Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair

Mark your calendar – the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair is coming up soon on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October. Find the fair at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall on Mercer Street just east of 3rd Avenue North. Tickets are just $5 on the door and you’ll be good for both days. Under 12s are […]

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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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