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10 novels set in bookstores

Probably the best book about a bookstore is 84 Charing Cross Road, but what about fiction? There is actually a mini-genre of novels set in bookstores dating back 100 years to the books of Christopher Morley. Romance, mysteries, and tales about life-changing events seem to be the main themes. John Dunning, who still owns an […]

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17 London bookshops for true bibliophiles

Take a video tour of some of London’s finest bookshops from Chelsea to Chiswick, from Bloomsbury to Charing Cross Road. We highlight high-end antiquarian specialists, sellers of general used books and community bookshops.

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Bookseller Q&A: World of Rare Books

AbeBooks recently caught up with Managing Director of World of Rare Books Michael Laundon to talk all things bookish. Sister company to World of Books, WORB was founded in 2012 and focuses on rare and antiquarian books from the pre-ISBN era. Naturally, Michael had some interesting stories for us. From providing a special book to a Nigerian tribe, […]

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The 55th Chicago Book & Paper Fair

AbeBooks is pleased to sponsor the Chicago Book & Paper Fair taking place this weekend. Celebrating its 55th year, the fair features booksellers from the Midwest and the US. Sellers will display a fine selection of antiquarian, rare and collectible first editions and books in a variety of fields including: Americana, art & photography, literature, […]

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Bookseller Q&A: Yesterday’s Muse

Located in Webster, New York, AbeBooks bookseller Yesterday’s Muse offers a everything from American and military history books, to literature and finely illustrated editions. Owner Jonathan Smalter is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA), the association that represents the nation’s finest booksellers. He is a 2011 graduate of the Colorado Antiquarian Book […]

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Bookseller Q&A: Brown & Dickson

Meet AbeBooks’ antiquarian booksellers Brown & Dickson. Located in London, Ontario, Brown & Dickson specialize in Art, Local History, Counter-Culture, Fine Literature, and Weird Canada. Vanessa and Jason recently answered our questions about the wonderful world of book selling – keep reading to learn about their most prized items and the weird (er, gross) things they’ve found […]

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Bookseller Q&A: Underground Books

Underground Books is a charming antiquarian, rare, and used bookshop just off of historic Adamson Square in downtown Carrollton, Georgia that aims to be a bibliophile’s destination and a browser’s paradise. With a fascinating and unusual collection of beautiful, uncommon, and thought provoking books, Underground Books is sure to leave the serious book lover dizzy […]

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Bookseller Q&A: Bison Books

We recently caught up with Aimee Peake, owner of Bison Books in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  Aimee told us all about her experience as a rare and collectible bookseller, from the oddest thing she’s found inside a book (you’ll never guess) to the literary treasure she covets most. AbeBooks: How did you become a bookseller? Aimee: Twenty […]

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Sam Wenger and his Quest for Arthurian Literature

Bookseller Sam Wenger’s spiritual home isn’t California, or upstate New York, or any of the other places that he has called home. He would like to settle and enjoy life in Camelot – the residence of King Arthur, still Britain’s greatest hero, and his famous knights of the round table. Sam (full name Samuel Alton […]

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Take a virtual tour of Canada’s biggest used bookstore

Meet Jordan and Andrea, the husband and wife team who run Canada’s largest used bookstore in Victoria, BC (which also happens to be home to AbeBooks HQ).  Locals and tourists alike flock to Russell Books on Fort St. to spend hours (and hours) roaming aisles that span three floors, each worth a thorough browse. Take […]

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