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Daily Telegraph slideshow of weird ephemera

The Daily Telegraph has a weekly newsletter for British expatriates scattered around the world. AbeBooks was featured in this week’s edition with a lovely slide show of weird and unusual ephemera for sale on our site.

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Top 10 horror books

Charlie Higson lists his top 10 horror books at The Guardian and is particularly taken with The Watcher by Charles Maclean. Nice to see I Am Legend by Richard Matheson on the list. An extraordinary book, unlike anything else I’ve ever read, which had a big effect on me when I first read it. The […]

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July’s Most Expensive sales on Huffington Post

Look who make his debut on the Huffington Post this morning.

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Mums love AbeBooks

Apparently all the mums over at Mumsnet, a UK website for parenting, love AbeBooks. Justine Roberts, the site’s co-founder, just did a little interview with The Good Web Guide and gave us some very nice kudos. Abe Books – So once the tea and biscuits bit is sorted, you obviously need a good read. Mumsnetters […]

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Mention in the New York Times

Over the weekend AbeBooks was mentioned in the New York Times Magazine’s “The Medium” column. The article goes off about finding platonic relationships on Craigslist, where it seems man of the sites users could benefit from an education in Plato’s definition of love. As such the writer recommends “Apanta ta tou Platonos. Omnia Platonis Opera,” […]

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Association Copies

A new addition to the AbeBooks Rare Book Room is our feature on Association Copies. These are books which came from the library of someone famous, or were signed from one person of literary or historical significance to another. For example this copy of Arthur C. Clarke’s Reach for Tomorrow was signed and given to […]

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The culture of being wrong

The popular Freakonomics blog at the NY Times examines the culture of being wrong and remembers AbeBooks’ campaign about books that will never be printed, including ‘Whoops I Was Wrong’ by George Bush. How do we really feel when people admit their mistakes? When the person in question is a friend or family member, we […]

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Finding Isaiah Berlin books

Virginia Heffernan wrote in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine about how people are classified into groups and recommended AbeBooks for Isaiah Berlin books such as The Hedgehog and the Fox: An Essay on Tolstoy’s View of History.

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Douglas Coupland credits AbeBooks

Douglas Coupland credits AbeBooks as one of his sources for his new book, Marshall McLuhan, according to the Toronto Star. I feel McLuhan, who coined the term global village, would have liked AbeBooks.

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Mensa’s Top 50 Websites for 2010 – Abe & the lolcats

This morning a friend in England told me AbeBooks is included on Mensa’s list of the top 50 websites for 2010. I clicked on the link and was thrilled to see AbeBooks listed alongside the giants of the Internet like Google Maps, IMDb, Wikipedia, Yahoo, eBay, Facebook and Amazon. But how can sites like Cake […]

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