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A book about books on coffee sells for $1,085

CoffeeIt’s the ultimate coffee table book – Coffee: A Bibliography. A Guide to the Literature on Coffee by
Richard Von Hunersdorf and Holger Hasenkamp – and AbeBooks sold a copy for $1,085 (£650) earlier this week.

It’s a two-volume set with over 300 illustrations in black and white and six in colour. Bound in fine cloth with colour-printed dust jackets and a presentation slipcase. Apparently it’s the first comprehensive modern bibliography of coffee. It addresses authors that have written on “cultivation, production, preparation and consumption of coffee, its economic, social and cultural significance, its medical and chemical uses as a drug, and its falsifications and substitutes.”

And no – Starbucks didn’t buy it but it is going to a very good home. Talking of Starbucks, here are some Starbooks.

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