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From award winners and bestsellers to debut novels, discover our top 30 picks for the best fiction and nonfiction books of 2021. Did your favorite make the cut?
Jessica Doyle
In this list of the best dystopian novels, extreme cosmetic surgery is enforced, America breaks into a second Civil War, and animals rebel. Prepare to be disturbed, and utterly enthralled.
Jessica Doyle
This curated list covers the gamut of non-fiction, from compelling war stories to key feminist texts, to unbelievable struggles for survival, to tales of life in the culinary trade.
Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time high fantasy series is epic in more ways than one. There are 14 novels where Jordan creates an imaginary magical world in immense detail and introduces thousands of good and evil characters.
June 16, 2021
Giving used books new life is what we do best. The choice of used books is massive - from classic novels to cookbooks, children's books, and so much more.
June 30, 2021
Millions of books & collectibles are offered for sale by bookstores and booksellers on AbeBooks, and many of them are available with free shipping.
June 11, 2021
Trusted independent sellers from around the world offer for sale curated rare books, first editions and collectible signed copies of your favorite book.
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If you were a child in the 1960s, you'll know the names Beverly Cleary, Roald Dahl, and Shel Silverstein. These were some of the authors who wrote the words that filled our childhoods with adventure, wonder, laughter and more.
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June 03, 2021
Is reading ever again as full of wonder as it is during childhood? Back then, books seemed almost magic, opening doors to strange, wonderful and frightening realities. Without ever leaving the safety of our bedrooms, we were able to explore all kinds of new terrain.
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Growing up in the 1980s was idyllic in many ways. In childhood, the stories we explored seemed more full of adventure and wonder than could be possible. We would fight our drooping eyelids, reading late into the night by the light of a flashlight, to see what happened next.
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By Beth Carswell
June 03, 2021
"...Besides, if women are educated for dependence; that is, to act according to the will of another fallible being, and submit, right or wrong, to power, where are we to stop?"
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June 03, 2021
Welcome to the Weird Book Room on AbeBooks, where you'll find some of the most funny and bizarre books, the world has ever known.
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By Richard Davies
June 21, 2021
Britain, that most bookish of countries, has seen some heated debate about how many books children should be reading. Politician Michael Gove believes an 11-year-old should read 50 books a year.
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By Richard Davies
June 21, 2021
See our list of the best books to read to a six-year-old, including books by Roald Dahl, Chris Riddell, Tove Jansson and more.
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June 21, 2021
To help get you (and your young reader) started, we've gathered up 50 great books for kids. The list ranges from picture books for young children to little novels for independent readers.
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By Richard Davies
June 21, 2021
A good author should always suffer for his or her art. Well, the best travel writers suffer more than most, so perhaps that's why their books are so memorable. Here's our list of the best travel books to read.
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