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Airport book signings

The Wall Street Journal reports on the growing trend towards book signings in airports. Madeleine Albright, Magic Johnson, Cesar Millan and Donald Trump have all flogged their books in airports apparently.

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Famous authors doodling

Yesterday I found a neat post featuring doodles from famous authors like Franz Kafka, Kurt Vonnegut, and Allen Ginsberg. The one by Syliva Plath where she is being chased by a hot-dog and a marshmallow is my personal favourite. You can check them out on Flavorwire I also checked out AbeBooks and found some neat […]

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AbeBooks bestsellers January 2011

Top 10 bestselling books on AbeBooks.com 1. Give Me Liberty! An American History by Eric Foner 2. Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson 3. Night by Elie Wiesel 4. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain 5. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot 6. Nothing But The Truth by Avi 7. […]

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Legend in the making: signed David Vann books

David Vann’s star is rising. The San Francisco-based author, who is really from Alaska, continues to be described as one of America’s brightest writing talents after a handful of books. Signed copies of his books are now shifting very quickly off the digital bookshelves of AbeBooks. His just-released novel is called Caribou Island, set in […]

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Life by Keith Richards – Signed

Really I am surprised the book doesn’t have large blank swaths in the middle, with dozens of blank white pages, where Keith only knows where he was based on tour routes found on Wikipedia. But anyway Keith’s new book “Life” was just published, and despite Mick describing it as something similar but not quite as […]

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AbeBooks’ August 2010 bestsellers

AbeBooks.co.uk Top 10 bestsellers for August 2010 1. Vietnam by Spencer C. Tucker 2. The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren 3. The Sunflower by Simon Wiesenthal 4. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls 5. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank 6. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White 7. The Golden […]

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AbeBooks July Bestsellers

The bestselling books, and bestselling signed books on AbeBooks for the month of July. People seem to be going nuts for David Mitchell. The man’s hot right now. AbeBooks.com Bestsellers 1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson 3. The Girl who Played with Fire […]

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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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David Mitchell and the Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet top signed bestseller list

Top 10 bestselling signed books for AbeBooks in May 2010 1. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet by David Mitchell 2. Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes 3. Solar by Ian McEwan 4. Ilustrado by Miguel Syjuco 5. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley 6. The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman 7. […]

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AbeBooks April Bestsellers 2010

Top 10 bestselling signed Books 1. Solar by Ian McEwan 2. Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes 3. The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett 4. Tinkers by Paul Harding 5. Angelology by Danielle Trussoni 6. The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman 7. Horns by Joe Hill 8. […]

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