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Super Sets for your Bookshelves

Although a full bookshelf is always easy on the eye, a shelf filled with a complete set or collection can be stunning. Below are some of the most eye-catching examples of sets available on AbeBooks. There’s fiction, politics, art. children’s books, Penguins and spies. A complete set of James Bond first editions: Published by Jonathan […]

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Seller profile: DTA Collectibles

DTA Collectibles offer comics, pulps, and numerous paper collectibles such as movie posters, sports publications, original illustrations and vintage photographs. They even have some action figures. David T. Alexander started the business, then called The American Comic Book Company, in Los Angeles. In 1989, he moved to Florida where he founded DTA Collectibles as a […]

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Sizing up miniature objects

Simon Garfield is the author of In Miniature: How Small Things Illuminate The World – a study of miniature things and the people who create them. In the latest AbeBooks podcast, Simon discusses model trains (and Rod Stewart), miniature villages, flea circuses, matchstick models of ships, tiny books, little portraits and so much more.

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The first great photography craze

Before Instagram, selfie sticks, disposable cameras, Polaroids, and box brownies, there were carte de visites – small photographic albumen prints, mounted on card, which were wildly popular during the Victorian era. Also known as CdV, carte de visites followed the early pioneering photographic techniques such as daguerreotype and ambrotype, which were expensive and difficult to […]

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From Guernsey with love, Annie Barrows interview

Author Annie Barrows is the guest on the latest AbeBooks podcast. Annie is the co-author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, one of the most popular novels of the past 10 years. Published in 2008, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society has been published in 37 countries and in 32 […]

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Talking wine with Natalie MacLean

We’re talking wine in the latest AbeBooks podcast. Award-winning wine critic Natalie MacLean joins us to discuss the wonderful world of wine, from the most famous vineyards to wine in literature, $15 wines versus $30 wines, tasting in the digital age, pairings with food, and much more. Natalie (pictured) is the author of two books […]

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Talking Dust Jackets: An Interview with Martin Salisbury

The author of The Illustrated Dust Jacket 1920-1970 reveals why he loves artwork from this era. A former illustrator, Martin Salisbury is a professor of illustration at the Cambridge School of Art in the Anglia Ruskin University in the UK. He is the author of a book called The Illustrated Dust Jacket 1920-1970, which showcases […]

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Rare Books LA – the new face on the book fair scene

A new book fair is about to make its debut. Rare Books Los Angeles occurs on February 1 and 2 at the Pasadena Convention Center. It is organized by Brad and Jen Johnson, the husband and wife bookselling team behind Johnson Rare Books & Archives. They also run a bricks and mortar bookshop in Covina […]

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Scott Baker Wallace, avid collector of Agatha Christie

Meet Scott Baker Wallace from Victoria in Australia. Scott is a devoted collector of Agatha Christie books and also other objects associated with her detective stories. In our latest podcast, Scott describes his adventures in collecting and the places he’s visited along the way. Christie wrote 66 novels, 14 short stories and the world’s longest […]

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Book review bingo

Found on Twitter. He has a point. I made a book review bingo card. Critics are hailing it as ‘a remarkable achievement’. pic.twitter.com/n9Td7jgTNR — Paraic O’Donnell (@paraicodonnell) August 25, 2018

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