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Meet @mybookbath – Where Beauty Meets Books

If you are an avid user of Instagram, you are no doubt well aware of the keen eye for beauty and photography layout that many creative folks and artists share around the globe. Happily, the same is true of booklovers, many of whom can be found sharing their collections there in gorgeous visual buffets. Among […]

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2017 Children’s Book Award Winners

Yesterday was the biggest day of the year for children’s books and their authors – the day the American Library Association (ALA) announced the winners of its prestigious Children’s Book Awards. There were more than 20 awards given in total. Some of the most notable: The John Newbery Medal: Named for 18th-century bookseller John Newbery, […]

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Memories of Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King Jr. would have turned 88 yesterday, on January 15th, 2017, were he not publicly assassinated on April 4th, 1968. Today,  Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday in the United States, observed annually on the third Monday in January, close to MLK’s birthday. Now 49 years after his murder, longer dead than […]

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Beth’s Best Reads of 2016

  “It’s the most wonderful tiiiiiiiiime of the yeeeeear….” That’s right, fellow book nerds. It’s the end of the year, which always finds me looking back fondly at all the new characters I met, stories I read, history I learned, and authors I discovered, all thanks to books. Books! You may have noticed (though I’d […]

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“Disneyana” – Walt Disney Collectibles and Souvenirs

  You may not know the term “Disneyana” yet, but you probably know somebody obsessed with it. Maybe they feverishly collect Disneyland souvenirs like collectible Disney mugs, or vintage Disney park guides, maps and tickets. Or perhaps they have a tattoo of Tinkerbell, and an apartment full of vintage Tinkerbell Disney memorabilia to match. They’d […]

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Today’s Weird: The Jewish-Japanese Sex & Cook Book and How to Raise Wolves

  Here at AbeBooks, we’re no strangers to weirdness. Not only are we a little bit odd ourselves, but we have been combing the literary world for bizarre books to add to the Weird Book Room for years. So maybe I should not have been surprised, this morning, to learn of a book called The Jewish-Japanese Sex […]

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Collectible Memorabilia from Fidel Castro’s Communist Cuba

  Rarely has there been a more controversial and polarizing political figure than Fidel Castro. On Thursday, November 24th, my mother-in-law arrived to stay with my family for two weeks. She is a Cuban woman who was born and raised in Cuba, and lived there until the early sixties, when a series of terrifying incidents relating […]

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An Avid Collector at China in Print

We recently wrote about the China in Print fair which took place this month in Hong Kong. A variety of leading international dealers exhibited at the fair showcasing some of their most interesting items. Avid collector, Gautam H has kindly shared a recap of the fair and has highlighted some of the more interesting items he came […]

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John Green and his unusual love affair with AFC Wimbledon

The wonderful story of how American John Green – author of The Fault in our Stars – became a supporter, and sponsor, of tiny AFC Wimbledon.

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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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