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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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AbeBooks is hiring

AbeBooks is hiring! If you are interested in a fast-paced working environment and want to surround yourself with energetic, innovative colleagues, and have experience in software development, software development management, online marketing management or quality assurance, then we would love to talk to you. You can learn more about our current jobs in our careers […]

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Forbes’ List of Top Earning Dead Celebrities

Four authors cracked the top 10 list of Forbes’ Top Earning Dead Celebrities

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Hunter S. Thompson’s 1958 Cover Letter for a Vancouver Sun Job

Hunter S. Thompson applied for a job with the Vancouver Sun newspaper in 1958. This is the unusual cover letter he submitted.

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Fly Fishing by J.R. Hartley is sought after once more

Our friends at BookFinder.com have released their annual “BookFinder Report” on the 100 most sought after out-of-print books in America. I enjoy looking at this list each year because it features everything I love about used book shops in one tidy list. A nice mix of nearly forgotten fiction, old manuals that are superior to […]

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‘Bookseller With A Window To My Soul’

For obvious reasons, we love this post on the magnificent Stacked blog

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