The Avid Reader January 2007

Dear Book Lover,

It's January, and we're reflecting on the most notable, most expensive, and most searched for titles of the previous year. We're also eagerly anticipating the great books and events 2007 will bring!

Happy Reading!



  • 10 Most Expensive Books
  • William S. Burroughs
  • Notable Books of 2006
  • California International Antiquarian Book Fair
  • Textbook Central

    In New Books

    The New York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2006

    The top titles of 2006 are right here at your fingertips, in a list full of must-reads like Richard Ford's The Lay of the Land.

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    Absurdistan, by Gary Shteyngart

    A sublimely quirky, cross-cultural escapade in which Russian riches meet the Bronx. Hilarious, and keenly insightful.

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    In Rare & Collectible Books

    The 10 Most Expensive Books Sold

    There were some true treasures sold on AbeBooks this last year, including a rare collection of works by the Divine Poet, Dante, which sold for $14,347.21.

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    Beatrix: The Original Potter

    These days Harry is the Potter every child knows, but Beatrix has been delighting little ones (and many of us bigger ones!) for over a century, making her early editions a collector's dream.

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    The 10 Most Searched For Titles

    The Great Gatsby came in at number 4 on a list that reveals you to be a very well rounded group of book lovers indeed!

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    Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom

    Recounting a deeply moving student-professor bond, Tuesdays With Morrie has touched millions of readers worldwide.

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    Community Corner

    40th California International Antiquarian Book Fair

    Some of the most extraordinary volumes on the planet will be showcased next month.

    Get a preview of books that will be in attendance at the 2007 fair.

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    The Paris Review Interview Series

    - William S. Burroughs

    A chat with Burroughs is not for the faint of heart, but it makes for a fantastic read.

    There's still time to get a discounted subscription to
    The Paris Review!

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