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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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AbeBooks’ Literary Link Lineup

Donald Trump’s new book, secret messages in Harry Potter books and a wonderful essay by author David Sedaris – all in this week’s edition of the Literary Link Lineup: 1. The appeal of magical boarding schools. 2. The Daphne Awards – Celebrates the best book of 50 years ago. 3. The Guardian reports on the sad […]

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A golden ticket? Signed first edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory sells online for $25,000

It’s time to dig out your old Roald Dahl books – prices for rare copies of Dahl’s classic children’s books are hitting new heights. Late last week a signed first edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory sold for $25,000 on the AbeBooks online marketplace. The book is a first edition that had been signed […]

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The Ultimate Alice in Wonderland Birthday Cake

In honor of the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, AbeBooks has created a video describing how to make the ‘Ultimate Alice Birthday Cake.’ Have you made a literary cake?

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AbeBooks’ Literary Link Lineup

1. The National Book Foundation on Monday announced the 10 books longlisted for the 2015 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. The winners will be announced November 8th. 2. The Guardian discusses who might be on the Man Booker shortlist. 3. Patrick deWitt, author of the bestselling The Sisters Brothers, talks with CBC Books about […]

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Harry Potter Illustrated Editions

Exciting news for Harry Potter fans! Bloomsbury Publishing has released 15 images from the upcoming illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Iconic scenes from the immensely popular book have been drawn by Jim Kay – an illustrator based in the UK (who said that his favorite character to draw was Hagrid). Kay will […]

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