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Spend the night in Gladstone’s Library

This is the UK’s only residential library, Gladstone’s Library in Flintshire near Chester. Yes, you can spend the night in this building. We speak to warden and director Peter Francis about the history of this remarkable institution in our latest podcast.

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Podcast interview with Rebecca Baumann

We interview Rebecca Baumann in the latest episode of AbeBooks’ Behind the Bookshelves podcast. Rebecca’s day job is Head of Library Public Services at the Indiana University’s Lilly Library in Bloomington, Indiana. The Lilly contains one of North America’s finest collections of rare books and manuscripts. However, we are discussing Rebecca’s personal book collection of […]

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Lisa Grimm: an interview with a ghostlore collector

Our latest edition of the Behind the Bookshelves podcast features an interview with Lisa Grimm (pictured), who is a collector of books about ghostlore, general folklore and weird fiction. Lisa, who lives in Seattle, is a trained librarian but no longer works in libraries. Brought up in St Louis, Lisa has also lived in the […]

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The importance of Paddington Bear

Our latest podcast addresses the importance of Paddington Bear as he approaches his 60th birthday.  From marmalade sandwiches to really hard stares, we look at why this children’s book character is so special. 

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Amy Stewart on history, fiction and crime-fighting women

Author Amy Stewart is an old friend of AbeBooks. We’ve been following her writing career for many years and saw her move from non-fiction to historical crime fiction in 2015. She is also the co-owner of Eureka Books, a used and rare bookshop in Northern California, so she understands the book business better than most […]

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Amy Bronee interview: from blogger to published cookbook author

Amy Bronee has a wonderful cookbook to her name. It’s called The Canning Kitchen: 101 Simple Small Batch Recipes, and it was published by Penguin Canada in 2015.  Amy works just around the corner from the AbeBooks HQ in Victoria, British Columbia, and she recently visited our office. Her blog, Familyfeedbag.com, which features recipes on […]

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Our latest podcast: books set in London

In our latest AbeBooks Behind the Bookshelves podcast we go beyond Charles Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle to recommend books set in London. From a genre-defining non-fiction book about Arsenal FC to fictional descriptions of the immigrant experience by Zadie Smith and Hanif Kureishi, we cast our eye across a wide selection of books.  For […]

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Introducing Behind the Bookshelves: A Podcast from AbeBooks

Enjoy bookish podcasts? You’re in luck. AbeBooks has just launched a podcast series called Behind the Bookshelves. The idea of the podcast is to tell the stories behind books and the people who love them. The first five episodes cover the early days of Penguin, the AA’s Big Book, Literary Oxford, the puzzle-book Masquerade and […]

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