The Avid Reader June 2006

Dear Book Lover,

Have you entered our 10 Year Anniversary contest yet? You could win a trip around the world - enter now! Also this month, free your mind with books from independent publishers, take a stroll through the writers' Hall of Shame, and browse the 10 most expensive books ever sold on Abebooks. Happy Reading...



  • In Rare Books: Collectible Minds...
  • In New Books: Leonard Brody & Philip Roth
  • In Used Books: Beloved Books & Hall of Shame
  • Author Interview: Elisabeth de Feydeau
  • 50% Off Sale - Acorn Books
  • Abebooks.com 10 Year Anniversary Contest

    In Rare & Collectible Books

    Collectible Minds Think Alike
    Collectible Minds Think AlikeIn celebration of our 10 Year Anniversary and the most expensive books ever sold on Abebooks, we've put together a selection of related collectible titles that you may enjoy, as viewed in the collections of like-minded members of LibraryThing.com.
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    In New Books

    Philip Roth
    In Everyman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author turns his attention to one man's lifelong confrontation with mortality.

    List Price: $24.00
    Our Lowest Price: $12.46
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    Entrepreneur, Visionary, Author
    Everything I Needed to Know About Business I Learned From a CanadianEverything I Needed to Know About Business, I Learned From a Canadian
    Leonard Brody
    Puckish and insightful, Everything I Needed to Know... features 16 profiles of successful Canadian innovators, including Jeff Skoll of eBay.

    Our Lowest Price: $18.71

    Most Beloved Books
    What has been the most prominent work of American fiction in the past 25 years? The New York Times Book Review asked this very question of an array of writers, critics, editors and other literary experts.

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    The Writers' Hall of Shame
    How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild and Got a Life
    Tsk, tsk! There has certainly been a lot of activity around authors-turned-plagiarists, hoaxers, and embellishers recently. Ironically, as the writer's talents are called into question, the book in question often soars in collectibility and value.

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    Cash Back for Textbooks - Tell the Students in Your Life!
    Textbooks Our Textbook Buyback program offers competitive prices and free shipping. Help your children or grandchildren make some money this summer! (Available to US residents only.)
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    Free Your Mind

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    Exclusive Author Interview

    Elisabeth de Feydeau

    Elisabeth de Feydeau Marie Antoinette remains one of the most enigmatic figures in history. Elisabeth de Feydeau uncovers a unique perspective on the French monarch in A Scented Palace: The Secret History of Marie Antoinette’s Perfumer.
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    50% Off Sale - Acorn Books
    Acorn Books SaleThe retirement sale continues - take advantage of 50% discounts on thousands of used, rare and out-of-print titles.
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