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Diving Into Vintage Swimming Books

We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the beginning of summer than splashing through vintage books dedicated to the art of swimming and diving. Although the techniques may be dated, we can’t help but fall in love with these covers depicting swimmers, divers and swimming techniques from yesteryear. Several of the featured books were […]

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A Passion for Maps

We’ve been thinking a lot about maps lately. We recently featured a selection of vintage maps from around the world. We also got lost browsing through vintage road maps and travel guides from the first half of the 20th century.  These pieces of ephemera – an item created with a short-lived purpose in mind, are […]

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Augusten Burroughs remembers John Updike (sort of)

On 2 December 2006, this extract, from Possible Side Effects by Augusten Burroughs, was published in The Guardian newspaper. When I read this piece earlier today, I was a little taken aback but now I think it’s very readable. ———— Tonight, my lunatic friend Suzanne worked me into a frenzy. “Baby,” she said, “do you […]

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Collecting photobooks

Check out the latest feature in the AbeBooks.com ‘Rare Book Room – collecting modern photobooks written by Scott Brown, editor of Fine Books & Collections magazine. Lots of great recommendations.

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