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Victoria Times-Colonist Book Sale Dates 2009

Oh, huzzah. The Times-Colonist book sale is upon us again. This year’s dates are February 21-22 here in Victoria, BC, at the NOW furniture store on the corner of Douglas and Queens. To all my friends who last year went “Argh! Why didn’t you TELL ME it was on?!?” when I showed you all my […]

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Bizarre Books

In doing some research for a feature I’m putting together about unusual book bindings, I came across the book Bizarre Books by Russell Ash and Brian Lake. I immediately think this is a book I want to read, and possibly own. I love when people are so passionate about books that they write something like […]

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Bookbinding in a Modern World

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of spending a few hours with Dave Allen, a local bookbinder. We talk and write a lot around here about rare books, antiquarian books, collectible books, and first edition books, so it was a real treat to go and learn a bit about their creation, restoration and […]

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Collectible E Nesbit

Meanwhile in the Rare Book Room on AbeBooks.co.uk, we have a feature from Rare Book Review magazine about E Nesbit. As a child I never read The Railway Children but I loved The Phoenix and the Carpet.

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