The Avid Reader April 2006

Dear Book Lover,

Now's your chance to take advantage of our exclusive 40% discount on thousands of books from the inventory of Abebooks heritage seller Acorn Books. (While quantities last!) Also this month, we celebrate Harper Lee, meet author Nathaniel Fick, and share Laura Bush's recommended children's reading list. Happy Reading...



  • Rare Books - Harper Lee...
  • New Books - Blue Shoes...
  • Used Books - Laura Bush...
  • Author Interview - N. Fick
  • Appraise Your Books
  • 40% Discount at Acorn Books

    In Rare & Collectible Books

    Celebrating To Kill a Mockingbird
    To Kill a MockingbirdIn honor of Harper Lee's 80th birthday on April 28, we are featuring some of our most rare and collectible editions of her timeless novel in the Rare Book Room.
    [View the Books]

    How Well Do YOU Know Mockingbird?
    What was Scout Finch's real name? Which town was the book set in? Test your knowledge of To Kill a Mockingbird with our quiz.
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    Investing in Da Vinci
    The Da Vinci CodeThink The Da Vinci Code, with its initial print run of 260,000, can't be worth anything? Think again: first printings are being offered for up to $600, along with a handful of signed versions priced from $1,000 to $4,200.
    [Browse The Da Vinci Code]

    In New Books

    Bestselling Author
    Blue Shoes & HappinessBlue Shoes & Happiness
    Alexander McCall Smith
    The highly anticipated 7th book in the Ladies Detective Agency series catches up with our hardy heroine, Botswana detective Precious Ramotswe.

    List Price: $21.95
    Our Lowest Price: $14.27
    [Find it With Free US Shipping]

    Pulitzer Prize Winner
    American PrometheusAmerican Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
    Kai Bird
    The Biography winner captures a brilliant but flawed man who went from being the "father of the atomic bomb" to one of the most celebrated victims of the anti-Communist paranoia of the 1950s.

    List Price: $17.95
    Our Lowest Price: $12.45
    [Find it With Free US Shipping]

    As Recommended by Laura Bush
    Laura Bush
    Esperanza Rising
    Pam Munoz Ryan
    This young adults' novel about a Mexican girl and her mother is just one title on First Lady Laura Bush's list.

    [Buy It Used From $1.44]
    [See the Entire List]

    Holy Blood, Holy GrailHoly Blood, Holy Grail
    M. Baigent, R. Leigh
    If you've been following the Da Vinci Code plagiarism scandal, check out the book that started the debate: Holy Blood, Holy Grail.

    Our Lowest Price: $3.50

    Our 10th Anniversary
    This Spring marks our 10th anniversary and we are gearing up to launch our biggest promotion ever! The contest starts May 15 - stay tuned for details. (Hint - you could be travelling the world...)

    Calling All Californians!
    Abebooks will be attending the LA Times Festival of Books at UCLA on April 29 & 30. If you are going to be at the fair, please stop by our booth (#653) to meet us!

    Authors attending this year's fair include Diana Gabaldon, Frank McCourt and Joan Didion.

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    Exclusive Author Interviews

    Nathaniel Fick

    Nathaniel FickThe former US Marine spoke to us about his debut book, One Bullet Away, which recounts his experiences during the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
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    Leonard Brody
    Leonard BrodyTechnology visionary, entrepreneur, government advisor, public speaker and author... Meet Leonard Brody.
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    Appraise Your Books!
    Allan StypeckEvery week, one Abebooks customer will be featured on the Book Guys NPR radio show to have a book valued by Allan Stypeck - one of America’s leading book appraisers.
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