A Tour of Tokyo's Bookshops
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
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.
50 Essential Young Adult Novels
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.