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Julian Barnes wins Booker Prize for The Sense of an Ending

On his fourth time being shortlisted for the prize, Julian Barnes has been announced the winner of this year’s £50,000 Man Booker award. The Sense of an Ending, Barnes’ first novel in six years, is the story of a seemingly ordinary man who, when revisiting his past in later life, discovers that the memories he […]

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Books signed by comedians

From legendary comedians such as Groucho Marx (a true bibliophile) to performers from the past decade like Simon Pegg, literature penned by stars of stand-up, sit-coms and comedy movies is plentiful. AbeBooks has autobiographies, diaries, memoirs, books for children and novels – all signed. I think out of all these books I would most like […]

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Shelf Help: The Best Guides to Book Collecting

Are you a beginner to book-collecting? Read up. Start with John Carter’s vital ABC for Book Collectors and browse through another 20 recommendations.

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A Visit to the Bookshelf of One Avid Reader

Enjoy a video tour of the bookshelf of one of our staff.

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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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