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A Little Thank-You on Facebook

It’s the Tuesday after a long weekend here at AbeBooks headquarters, and we’re feeling well-rested and cheerful. To share the good feelings, we’re offering a small thank-you, exclusive to our Facebook friends – a 10% off coupon. The code can be found on our Facebook wall. If you haven’t “liked” the AbeBooks Facebook page yet, […]

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Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Love Letters Digitized

The love letters between poets Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning have been digitized and can now be viewed online.

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Literary Recipes: Louisa May Alcott’s Apple Slump

Louisa May Alcott’s Apple Pal Dowdy or Apple Slump Recipe, and other delicious literary culinary concoctions. Books and food – what could be better?

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Police sketches of literary characters

Galleycat alerted me to The Composites – a Tumblr – dedicated to police sketches of literary characters. It’s definitely my site of the day. Sam Spade from The Maltese Falcon, Keith Talent from London Fields, Edward Rochester (above) from Jane Eyre, Pinkie Brown from Brighton Rock, Emma from Madame Bovary….

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I Like Big Books – A Literacy Rap

The staff and students at Dowell Middle School in McKinney, Texas put together this rap spoof about taking books out of the library. Love it.

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Kitty Lit: Bookish Meets Cattish

Kitty Lit – where classics meet cats. Cats on classic covers at last, from The Great Catsby to A Tale of Two Kitties and beyond!

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AbeBooks’ Halloween Pumpkin

Danny, one of the database guys at AbeBooks, has carved this lovely pumpkin featuring the AbeBooks’ book-bird logo.

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AbeBooks.co.uk shines in Which? Magazine survey of online shopping sites

The November 2011 issue of Which? Magazine has just been published in the UK and it carries an in-depth review of the UK’s online shopping sites. If you don’t know Which?, it’s the UK’s leading consumer protection organization and highly respected for its work in consumer affairs. Which? surveyed 14,671 of its members about their […]

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Cyberman William Gibson on cyberspace & beyond

Vancouver-based author William Gibson is profiled by The Guardian and once again we hear the story of how he invented the word ‘cyberspace.’ It first appeared in a short story by Gibson for the July 1982 edition of a science fiction magazine that no longer exists. “The first thing I did was to sit down […]

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Book-themed fabrics

Earlier this week, I met a couple of lovely ladies from a website called Fabric.com. This website, well…, sells fabric on the Internet and they’ve been doing it for a long time. My initial feeling was ‘that’s great but we’ve got nothing in common’ and then I did a few searches on their site, and […]

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