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AbeBooks top 10 most expensive sales from December 2008

This (past) month’s list of top sales is one of the most varied that we have seen in some time. Aside from the usual suspects (your Atlas Shrugged and Treasure Islands), we have books on Communism and Capitalism, a prophesier and a prophet (not to be confused with the aforementioned profit), the Dutch and the […]

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Journals – More Fun Than Plain Old Notebooks

Some friends of mine are moving out of the city today and before they left, I wanted to get them each a small gift.  When thinking about what to buy, I recalled a conversation I’d had with him about keeping a journal, not a daily diary but for a specific purpose and with her, we’d […]

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Winnie-the-Pooh and the Auction Record

I love Winnie-the-Pooh. Who wouldn’t love the “tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff”? Apparently somebody loves him a whole lot! An auction record was set at Sotheby’s yesterday when a collection of E.H. Shepard‘s original drawings for A.A. Milne‘s Winnie-the-Pooh books sold for approximately £1.3 million ($2 million USD), well above the estimated sale […]

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Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar – Day 5

Guest Blogger – Rick Ring Winner of the AbeBooks Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar Scolarship The morning session was given by the ephemera dealers Margolis & Moss, who have dealt in all sorts of “non-book” printed and manuscript material for over 30 years. Bookseller lore is the mythology of the book trade, and like all mythologies, […]

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Collectible postcards

Upon their inception in the 19th century postcards were simply meant to be a cheap, fast way for people to exchange short messages. However as the decades rolled onward this invention of convenience was transformed into medium of social commentary and an essential aspect of vacationing. From the hills of Hollywood to the beaches in […]

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Newspaper collector

This month’s Avid Reader is all about ephemera, which on AbeBooks includes all manner of paper collectables that are not specifically books. One thing we don’t talk about in this Avid Reader is newspapers, which can also end up being collectable, though some people are a little more passionate about it then others.

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