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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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Booklovers strike back with I Hate the I Hate Reading Facebook page

Book people might seem like calm, mild-mannered and reasoned folks, but never make them angry. Books and reading are sacred to these people and the whole ‘I Hate Reading’ Facebook page (and I’m not going to link to it) debacle has stirred up a hornet’s nest. It appears someone has taken my advice from earlier […]

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We hate the “I Hate Reading’ Facebook page

And to cap off a great week of plunging share prices and riots on the streets, there is a ‘I Hate Reading’ Facebook page with 438,544 likes. Somebody should set up the ‘I Hate the I Hate Reading Page’ page on Facebook. (I know hate is a strong word and my mother told me never […]

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Sad Keanu publishes poetry

Strange things ARE afoot at the Circle K. Keanu Reeves, the actor who brought us cinematic greats like Speed, Speed 2, Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey and Johnny Mnemonic* continues to give back to the world, this time with a book of poetry titled Ode To Happiness. The New York Daily News explains that “Ode […]

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Salinger’s long-lost brother

Simon Blackwell, a comedy writer in the UK, tweeted this very funny one-liner last night. “I think I might know where the search went wrong.”

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Catch-22 going on 50

Boyd Tonkin at The Independent writes about Joseph Heller’s Catch-22 and why it is a book that changed the world. In June, it will be 50 years since this novel was published. At work, at school, at home, all-encompassing systems organised lives on the basis of a logic and reason that – on closer inspection […]

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Goodnight Dune

I like this mashup of Dune by Frank Herbert and Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. I feel so fashionable when I use words like “mashup.”

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AbeBooks’ Most Expensive Sales of 2010

I notice a lot of bloggers have already packed it in for Christmas. Part-timers! We’re still here and I’m back again tomorrow. The online bookselling business never sleeps – well, I do sleep but the machinery keeps on whirring and we do get orders on Christmas Day. I imagine they are from folks who thought […]

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Win signed copy of The Swan Thieves

Over at the AbeBooks’ Facebook page, we have a contest to win a signed copy of The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova. Entering is super easy. Just ‘like’ our page and you will be entered into the draw. This book was published in January 2010 and has been a regular on our bestselling signed books […]

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Red Sox star won’t open antiquarian bookstore

Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet.

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