The Avid Reader July 2006

Dear Book Lover,

Summertime* and the living is easy... This month, browse the 10 most expensive signed books sold, get hot with some provocative prose, and meet Anthony Bourdain. Plus - who will die in the seventh Harry Potter book? Happy Reading...
*for Avid Readers in the Northern hemisphere.



  • In Rare Books: 10 Most Expensive Signed Books Sold
  • In New Books: Al Gore
  • In Used Books: Sexiest Books
  • Author Interview: Anthony Bourdain
  • Free Shipping
  • Send a Not-Book E-card

    In Rare & Collectible Books

    Our Most Expensive Signed Books Sold
    Collectible Minds Think AlikeContinuing the celebration of our 10 Year Anniversary, this month we're showcasing the 10 most expensive signed books we've sold through the years. (And there's plenty more where those came from!)
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    In New Books

    In the News
    An Inconvenient TruthAn Inconvenient Truth
    Al Gore
    Gore has become the first name in the campaign for global warming awareness, as his film of the same name garners rave reviews.

    List Price: $21.95
    Our Lowest Price: $13.83

    Supporting Independent Publishers
    The Many Adventures of Pengey PenguinThe Many Adventures of Pengey Penguin
    John Burns
    In this illustrated children's book, Pengey the brave little penguin learns to survive on his own. Enjoyable for all ages! Plus, meet the author, John Burns.

    Our Lowest Price: $17.95

    The Sexiest Books Ever Written
    The Sexiest Books Ever Written
    The experts at Playboy magazine (we read it for the articles) have compiled a list of the sexiest books ever, from Lady Chatterley to Anne Rice. Spice up your summer nights!
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    The Dog Days of Summer
    The Dog Days of Summer
    Marley & Me, the memoir about "the world's worst dog", continues to top the bestseller charts - and why should we be surprised? We love our dogs! We've dug up some more doggy delights for all the canine-lovers out there.
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    Meet LibraryThing
    LibraryThing Have you heard of LibraryThing? If not, we're certain you will love it. It's the ultimate book lover's companion Web site (next to Abebooks) - allowing you to catalogue your books, compare with others, find recommendations, and meet other bibliophiles. And membership is free up to 200 books - so what are you waiting for?
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    Exclusive Author Interview

    Anthony Bourdain

    Anthony Bourdain The tell-it-
    like-it-is author of Kitchen Confidential and The Nasty Bits talks to us about vegans, Gordon Ramsay, and the worst restaurant in the world. Plus, you could WIN a signed copy of The Nasty Bits.
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