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The Avid Reader January 2006

Dear Book Lover,

Happy new year! This month, we're celebrating classic American authors in our newly-redesigned Rare Book Room. Plus, share your Abebooks story, ask a collectible book expert, and get a great deal on Oprah's latest book club pick.

Happy Reading!



  • Ask the Expert
  • New Books - Gilead & The Accidental
  • Used Books - Night & Angle of Repose
  • News: Textbooks & Contest Winner
  • Share Your Story
  • Poll - Tell Us & WIN
  • Books That Will Move You
  • Author's Picks
  • In the Rare Book Room: Classic American Authors

    In Rare & Collectible Books

    Be sure to visit the Rare Book Room this month to see our new look!

    Ask the Expert
    Ask the ExpertEver thought of becoming a collector, but not sure where to start? Wondering how to tell a true first edition? Ask our expert booksellers all your questions about rare & collectible books, book care, collecting, and more.
    [Ask a Question]

    Collector Profile
    Do you have an extraordinary collection? Are you the most serious bibliophile you know? We want to profile you! [Tell Us About Yourself]

    In New Books

    New in Paperback
    Marilynne Robinson
    Robinson's Pulitzer Prize winning novel surrounds a 76-year old man writing a letter, the story of his life, to his young son who will never know him.
    [New From: $9.00]

    Booker Prize Winner
    The AccidentalThe Accidental
    Ali Smith
    Smith (Hotel World) has crafted an inventive and thought-provoking novel about the chance encounters that shape our lives. [New From: $8.59]

    Oprah's Book Club - New Pick
    Night, Elie Wiesel
    Elie Wiesel
    Oprah's latest selection is another memoir - this time about one man's family's experiences in an Auschwitz camp during World War II. [Used From $1.00]

    Our Book Club Pick
    Angle of Repose
    Angle of Repose
    Wallace Stegner
    Avid Reader Book Club members are now discussing Stegner's acclaimed historical novel. [New From $3.00] [More About the Book Club]

    News & Notes

    Give the Students in Your Life Some Advice!
    TextbooksThat is, some advice they'll actually take! Let them know about the great savings on all their textbooks - new or used - at Abebooks.com. Plus - enter to WIN their textbooks for the year! [Textbook Central]

    Aloha AirlinesDawn T. of Payson, Arizona, was the lucky grand prize winner of our Ultimate Holiday Contest - she and a guest will be off to Hawaii on us (and Aloha Airlines) later this year. Congratulations, Dawn!

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    Community Corner

    Share Your Story
    Share Your StoryIn celebration of our 10th anniversary this year, we want to hear your Abebooks stories.
    [Share Your Story]

    POLL: Tell Us & WIN Memoirs of a Geisha Prizes
    Memoirs of a GeishaDo you read the book or watch the movie first?

    Tell Us

    Poll Results: James Frey
    Poll ResultsWe asked you what you thought of the James Frey memoir scandal. 67% of you said...
    [See the Results]

    Books That Will Move You
    Books That Will Move YouGet inspired to travel the world... or just read about it, with these picks from Geist Magazine.
    [Travel With Books]

    Author's Picks: Top 10 Music Books
    Author's PicksKevin Chong , author of the new Neil Young biography Neil Young Nation shares his top 10 music books.
    [Smith's Top 10]

    Family Literacy Day
    Abebooks is proud to support Canada's Family Literacy Day on January 27th.
    [View our A-Z of Family Literacy]

    The Book Standard
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