The Avid Reader August 2006

Dear Book Lover,

Snakeskin books, banned books, independent press books - this month's Avid Reader has something for everyone. PS - Don't forget to tell the students in your life about Abebooks for textbooks! Happy Reading...



  • In Rare Books: Travel, Snakes
  • In Used Books: Banned Books
  • In New Books: Quills Quiz
  • Free Your Mind: Independent Publishers
  • Free Shipping
  • Have a Student in Your Life? Textbooks are a great deal at Abebooks

    In Rare & Collectible Books

    Get Lost with Travel Books
    Collectible Travel BooksGlobetrotters and armchair travellers alike can lose themselves in the places and adventures described within travel literature. Start your collection here.

    [Get Lost]

    Snakes on a Book?
    Snakes On a BookAnd now for something completely different... snakeskin-bound books are the new black! (Or not...) Did you know they've been around since the 1800s?
    [View the Books]

    Books Behaving Badly
    Banned Books
    Here at Abebooks, we don't like censorship. So every year, we celebrate Banned Book Week by showcasing the books that are challenged or banned each year - and encouraging you to read any book you please.
    [View the Books]

    Summer Books, Classic Authors Summer Classics
    While some advise using summertime as a chance to read something escapist, light-hearted, even trashy - we say why not show off something a little more literary from your chaise lounge?
    [Our Picks]

    In New Books

    The Quills Pop Quiz
    The Quills Pop Quiz
    The Quill Awards will honor the top books of 2006 in twenty categories. How well do you know your book covers? Take our pop quiz to test your knowledge!

    [Take the Quiz]

    ILAB Book Fair - The "Best Books in the World"
    The Sun Also Rises The International League of Antiquarian Booksellers is holding its biannual book fair September 15-17 in New York. Thirty-five Abebooks booksellers will be exhibiting this year - if you're in the area, don't miss it!
    [Learn More]

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    Who will die in the 7th Harry Potter book?

    73% - Voldemort
    35% - Harry
    32% - Snape

    Support Independent Publishers
    Support Independent PublishersSupport independent publishers with titles from small presses - like Pipeline Stories: How Building the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Transformed Life in America's Last Frontier.
    [View the Books]

    Free Shipping
    Free ShippingFind millions of titles (textbooks too!) offered with free shipping from booksellers around the world. The best part? No minimum purchase!
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