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He Was Right – Celebrating Einstein with Ephemera and Books

In honor of today’s scientific discovery, AbeBooks has gathered a selection of unique and fascinating pieces of ephemera and books related to Albert Einstein. So it looks like Albert Einstein knew what he was talking about. After years of searching, scientists have confirmed that they have indeed detected gravitational waves for the very first time. These […]

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Recovered from a garage, Robert Heinlein’s original typed manuscript for Friday listed for sale

Stored in a garage for years, Robert Heinlein’s original typed manuscript for his 1982 science fiction novel, Friday, has been listed for sale on AbeBooks.com by The Fine Books Company located in Rochester, Michigan. This manuscript was Heinlein’s last to be created on a typewriter before the author switched to a computer – a computer-generated […]

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K-pop Erupts over a Book-Inspired ‘Sexualized’ Pop Song

A controversy surrounding a song by one of South Korea’s biggest female K-pop stars, IU, has ignited interest in My Sweet Orange Tree – an autobiographical novel by Brazilian author José Mauro de Vasconcelos originally published in 1968. The novel describes the misadventures of a five-year-old protagonist called Zeze. IU’s song is also called Zeze […]

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Discover the book Keith Richards would take to a desert island

What book would you take to a desert island? Rolling Stones star Keith Richards selected Doctor Dogbody’s Leg by James Norman Hall when he appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs show last month. The book is an entertaining collection of short stories told by Dr. Dogbody, a crusty one-legged old sailor, in a […]

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Vincent Price’s cookbook back in print to celebrate 50th anniversary

Vincent and Mary Price’s famous cookbook – A Treasury of Great Recipes – has been reissued to celebrate its 50 anniversary with NPR doing an interesting piece on the book this morning. This recipe book had been one of the most sought-after out-of-print books in the world for many years. A Treasury of Great Recipes was […]

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AbeBooks Literary Link Lineup

1. The World’s Most Beautiful Library 2. JK Rowling, I mean Robert Galbraith has a new book out 3. Erica Jong talks about sex and the over-60s 4. Middle-Earth Map Annotated By J.R.R. Tolkien Himself Found In Old Book 5. Calvin and Hobbs creator taught lessons that still resonate 6. The Secret Medical History of Cocktails […]

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A rare book of dried New Zealand ferns sells for $1,100

A very rare Victorian book containing dried New Zealand ferns has sold for $1,100 on the AbeBooks.com marketplace New Zealand Ferns by T. Cranwell, from Parnell in Auckland, was published around 1877 and contains 30 pages of carefully mounted ferns. The front and rear covers are made from Kauri wood and the spine is leather. […]

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Winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize is Marlon James with A Brief History of Seven Killings

Congratulations to Marlon James, author of A Brief History of Seven Killings. James is the 2015 winner of the prestigious Man Booker Prize and the first Jamaican author to win the prize since it was first awarded 47 years ago. His novel is fictional history and focuses on the attempted murder of Bob Marley in 1976. […]

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Champion of oral history Svetlana Alexievich wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Belarus journalist and author Svetlana Alexievich has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. The Swedish academy praised her for: “polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time.” Her recordings of oral histories documented the implosion of the Soviet Union from the point of view of the ordinary person. English translations of several […]

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AbeBooks’ Literary Link Lineup

1. Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell dies. 2. Bibliophiles around the world reveal their top books and best places to read. 3. The top 10 most beautiful medieval manuscripts. 4. British Politician Jeremy Corbyn’s cultural favorites including his favorite book, his favorite band, poet and author. 5. The New York Times Sunday Book Review talks […]

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