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Obama and Spider-Man – The New Dynamic Duo?

Comic collectors are eagerly anticipating January 14 and the Marvel Comics’  release of Amazing Spider-Man #583. Not only does this issue feature Barack Obama on the cover, it also includes 5 pages of Spidey/Obama adventures. Villainous  Chameleon plots to spoil Obama’s swearing-in but our arachnid-like friend puts an end to the evil scheme. Collectability forecasts […]

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AbeBooks.com top 10 bestsellers for December 2008

In December’s bestseller list Barack Obama is beaten by a slim margin by Rick Warren, the man giving his invocation on 20th January. 1. Othello by William Shakespeare 2. Here Comes Everybody by Clay Shirky 3. The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren 4. The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama 5. Dreams From My […]

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Gambling on Barack Obama’s books?

Scotland’s Sunday Herald has this item where Jamie Byng, the British publisher who runs Canongate Books, is hailed as entrepreneur of the year for daring to buy the UK rights to Barack Obama’s books. It was hardly a gamble. Obama has been talked about as America’s first black president since the 2004 Democratic Convention where […]

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Barack Obama’s reading a Lincoln biography

The latest pick in the Barack Obama book club is Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer by Fred Kaplan. The President-elect was photographed leaving the Chicago home of friend Penny Pritzker after having dinner last Saturday. Barack’s getting in his Lincoln reading early – next February is the 200th anniversary of his birth and there […]

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Obama’s book club pick is Team of Rivals

Barack Obama’s latest recommended read is Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Obama isn’t in the White House yet but he’s already the most bookish president in history.

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$5500 for a signed Barack Obama book

Demand for a piece of Barack Obama history is still generating huge interest in signed copies of his books. Since his triumph at the polls, AbeBooks.com has sold 20 books autographed by the President-elect priced at $500 or higher with one buyer shelling out $5,500 for a signed copy of Dreams From My Father. Before […]

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Prices for signed Obama books continue to soar

The demand for Barack Obama’s signature is not showing any signs of letting up, with a $3500 signed copy of The Audacity of Hope being sold yesterday smashing the previous record of $2495 that was set only one day earlier. Along with re-breaking the record price, several more signed Obama titles worth over $1000 also […]

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Barack Obama Art

An article yesterday in Publisher’s Weekly highlighted the demand and popularity of art books. As publishers try to cash in on the booming demand for literary art, it gives a great opportunity to highlight some of the rare and collectible art books here on AbeBooks.com Art books have long been a major facet of the […]

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