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Berserk but Beautiful: Ralph Steadman’s Illustrations

Ralph Steadman is an English illustrator with a talent for caricature. His drawings have been called chaotic, frenetic and twisted. We call them weird and wonderful.

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Laugh Out Loud: The Funniest Books

A selection of some of the funniest books, books that made us laugh out loud. Enjoy!

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Books signed by comedians

From legendary comedians such as Groucho Marx (a true bibliophile) to performers from the past decade like Simon Pegg, literature penned by stars of stand-up, sit-coms and comedy movies is plentiful. AbeBooks has autobiographies, diaries, memoirs, books for children and novels – all signed. I think out of all these books I would most like […]

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Fake Literary Personalities on Twitter

Best Literary Fake Twitter Accounts include Laura Ingalls Wilder and William Shakespeare.

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The Collectible, Nonsensical Dr. Seuss

Collectors of scarce, rare and collectible Dr. Seuss have come to the right place. We’ve compiled a selection of some of the choice items available for sale for the Geisel enthusiast. Most are first edition copies, in varying conditions, some signed or inscribed.

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New Weirdness: Visit the Weird Book Room

Do you know the Weird Book Room? We’ve just updated with six new finds, including our featured weird book this time around, “Ragnar’s Guide to Home and Recreational Use of High Explosives”.

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The Eerie Glory of Edward Gorey

From cats to bats, the ballet to fur coats, mustachioed villains and swooning heroines, Edward Gorey was one in a million. Explore.

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This author’s writing is “Naughty. But Nice.”

Question – what’s the connection between this fantastic British TV advert for cream cakes and Salman Rushdie? Don’t rush off to Google. I’ll tell you. Mr Rushdie wrote the ‘Naughty. But Nice.’ tagline for this famous advertising campaign back when he was a struggling writer. This particular ad aired in 1984 and stars comedians Les […]

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Tailgate Library: The Bookish Boot Sale

60-year-old bookseller, former lawyer and definite character Charles Mysak has been selling books out of his car in the same parking spot for 11 years.

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The 50 Funniest American Writers

A man called Andy Borowitz has written a book called The 50 Funniest American Writers: An Anthology of Humor From Mark Twain to The Onion. It comes out in October. USA Today seems to know who Borowitz is but I haven’t got a clue. It’s a shame Bill Hicks didn’t write a book because I […]

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