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A new chapter for Maggs Bros in Bedford Square

Maggs Bros, one of the world’s oldest antiquarian booksellers, has moved to new premises in London. The firm, which employs 20 staff, now has its headquarters in a Georgian townhouse in Bedford Square in Bloomsbury. They spent almost eight decades in Berkeley Square. This is the latest chapter in the long life of a business that […]

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Booklovers descend on Olympia for London International Antiquarian Book Fair

Almost every book that ever made a mark on the world appears to be here at the London International Antiquarian Book Fair in the Olympia exhibition centre. It’s rather like the world’s largest lesson in book history. A Paradise Lost here, numerous James Bond first editions there, a liberal sprinkling of Evelyn Waughs across the […]

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Printer’s Error – absurd moments in book history

Rare book expert Rebecca Romney, who is one of half of the team behind Honey and Wax Booksellers in Brooklyn, has co-authored a book that will bring a smile to anyone who enjoys the stories behind books, authors, publishers and all the other folks connected with the book trade. In Printer’s Error, Romney, and co-author […]

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Moe’s Books – a Berkeley landmark since 1959

A few weeks ago, I visited Moe’s Books in Berkeley, California, on a quiet Sunday morning. It was 10am and the students were just starting to emerge and consider their brunch options. You get a feeling for Moe’s long and eventful history when you immediately spot this poster for sale just inside the entrance. What […]

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China In Print – Asia’s Premier Rare Book, Photograph and Map Fair

The 5th annual China in Print – Hong Kong Rare Book, Photograph and Map Fair opens Friday 18th and AbeBooks is pleased to be a sponsor of this premier fair. With a focus on Asian printed material, visitors will have the opportunity to see a wonderful collection of rare books, manuscripts, maps, photographs and other […]

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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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Damsels in Distress, Devilish Detectives, Villains and More at PulpFest 2016

AbeBooks is thrilled to be a sponsor of PulpFest 2016, taking place Thursday July 21st to Sunday July 24th  in Columbus, Ohio. This exciting event, focusing on pulp fiction and pulp magazines, draws hundreds of fans and collectors. This year, PulpFest will pay tribute to the history of pulps and will highlight the 150th anniversary of the birth […]

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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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Rose City Book & Paper Fair – This Weekend!

AbeBooks is thrilled to be a sponsor at the Rose City Book & Paper Fair taking place this weekend (June 3-4, 2016) at the DoubleTree at Lloyd Center in Portland Oregon. This year marks the 10th anniversary of this book & ephemera fair. Presented by the Cascade Booksellers Association, the Rose City Book & Paper […]

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Rare booksellers celebrate World Book Day with pop-up fairs across the globe

The rare booksellers of the world united today to celebrate World Day Day with a global series of pop-up book fairs, stretching from Perth and Tokyo to Paris and Munich to Chicago and Portland, Oregon. The events – organised by ILAB – promoted reading and the joy of books, and also raised money for UNESCO’s efforts […]

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