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A Tour of Tokyo's Bookshops

Welcome to Jimbocho, Japan's book paradise.

AbeBooks staffer Colin Laird recently indulged in some bookshop tourism, and found himself in the heart of Jimbocho, Tokyo's book district. From colourful shopfronts of wall-to-wall manga to purveyors of rare, literary antiquities, the printed word is alive, well, and right at your fingertips in Tokyo, Japan.

2015 Miles Franklin Winner Announced

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Congratulations to Sofie Laguna, whose second novel The Eye of the Sheep has won her the 2015 Miles Franklin Literary Award. Laguna is the author of 20 children's books and a first novel One Foot Wrong. She'll take home A$60,000 along with her award.

10 Editions of Grimm's Fairytales

Grimm's Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

For over two centuries, people have been reading the Fairy Tales first put out by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm in 1812. From sumptuous leather and gilt to ornately decorated cloth, explore ten different, beautiful editions of the fantastic magic from over the years.

50 Essential Young Adult Novels

It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

Don't let the label limit you - young adult or 'YA' fiction has plenty to offer seasoned readers, as well. With relatable situations and dynamic characters, some of the most riveting novels going are YA. We've chosen 50 not to miss.

So You've Been Publicly Shamed

So You ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

Timely and topical in a world squirming under the scrutinizing lens of social media, Jon Ronson's new book examines the changing nature and application of shame in our society, and is as entertaining as it is thought-provoking.