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The Illustrated Dust Jacket 1920-1970

 One of our favorite books of 2018 has been The Illustrated Dust Jacket 1920-1970 by Martin Salisbury.  This is a book for anyone who loves beautiful dust jackets. It traces the evolution of the book jacket from its functional origins as a plain protective covering. Salisbury celebrates the work of more than 50 artists […]

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6 horror classics curated by Guillermo del Toro

Fall is in full force at AbeBooks HQ. The days are dark and dreary and the sidewalks are littered with leaves. For some that means pumpkin spice everything, but for book lovers it means dusting off tales from the crypt. In 2013 fantasy film director and writer Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth) partnered with Penguin […]

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Diving Into Vintage Swimming Books

We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the beginning of summer than splashing through vintage books dedicated to the art of swimming and diving. Although the techniques may be dated, we can’t help but fall in love with these covers depicting swimmers, divers and swimming techniques from yesteryear. Several of the featured books were […]

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Judging Vinyl Albums by Their Cover

AbeBooks isn’t just for books – we also have a wide selection of vinyl records spanning many different genres – jazz, rock, folk, blues, the list goes on. People who collect vinyl are serious about finding the next great album to add to their collection. Record junkies claim that there’s no better way to listen to music […]

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Beautiful Book Covers

Who doesn’t love a good book? We certainly do. But a good book with an beautiful cover certainly takes the cake. Here’s a small selection of nine beautiful book covers found this week on AbeBooks. 1. Cherry-Blossoms: Japanese Haiku Series Three. Translations of Poems by Basho, Buson, Issa, Shiki and Others 2. Discovering Aberration by S.C. […]

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Beautiful Book Covers

Sometimes it’s ok to judge a book by its cover. I would be happy to have every one of these new and vintage books on my shelf. Which one is your favorite? 1. To See Every Bird on Earth by Dan Koeppel 2. Spiders by W.S. Bristowe 3. The Mayor’s Tongue by Nathaniel Rich 4. […]

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