The Avid Reader March 2007

Dear Book Lover,

This month on AbeBooks, collectible Bibles illuminate our Rare Book Room, brilliant mysteries are afoot in Used Books, and good reading meets good eating in our new specialty room: Books for Cooks. You can also win tickets to the Nebula Awards and have a laugh voting for the world's weirdest cookbook.

Happy Reading!



  • Most Expensive Cookbook
  • Rare Bibles
  • M.C. Beaton vs J.K.
  • Win Nebula Tickets
  • Explore More BookHints
  • $37,000 Harry Potter Book
  • In New Books

    Flower Confidential, by Amy Stewart
    Amy Stewart tip-toes through the tulips and reveals the multi-billion dollar international industry that lies behind pretty bouquets. You may soon be seeing fair-trade flowers at your local grocer.
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    The Double Bind, by Chris Bohjalan

    At once an intimate drama and a psychological thriller, The Double Bind masterfully explores notions of reality through the pending mental illness of its heroine.

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    In Rare and Collectible Books

    Rare Bibles: A Collector's Heaven

    'Heaven' may seem hyperbolic, but not when you consider that a single page from a Gutenberg Bible can be worth more than an entire collection of rare books. Take a moment to discover the beauty and history of these venerable volumes.

    Rare Book Room | More on Rare Bibles

    The 10 Most Expensive Cookbooks Sold

    La Cuisiniere Bourgeoise was published in 1746 for French families whose budgets were not quite aristocratic. In 2006, it was the most expensive cookbook sold on AbeBooks. This list is a fascinating glimpse of our culinary past.

    Rare Book Room | The 10 Most Expensive Cookbooks

    In Used Books

    The Mysteries of John Dickson Carr

    John Dickson Carr is an icon from the 'Golden Age of Mystery' (1920 -1950) and though American, he is widely considered to be among the best British mystery writers. The Problem of the Wire Cage is a 'smashing' example of his work.

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    Author Interview: M.C. Beaton

    Agatha RaisinA little known fact about a little known author: M.C. Beaton outsold J.K. Rowling on AbeBooks last year. Her mysteries, such as Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist, have delighted legions of apparently secretive fans. Find out why!

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    Community Corner

    CookbooksCooking Newsletter

    Calling all chefs, gourmands - and everyone else who likes food!

    Our Books for Cooks room features a free quarterly newsletter. Sign up for the tastiest e-mail yet!


    Win Tickets to the Nebula Awards

    The Nebulas are the premier Sci-Fi & Fantasy event. You could win two tickets to attend, plus two nights' accommodation in New York!

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    Vote for the World's Weirdest Cookbook!

    Rebel Cornbread and Yankee Coffee

    Rebel cornbread, wookie cookies... it's all on our list of weird cookbooks, where the choice is endlessly entertaining. Tell us which title you think is strangest!

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    The World of Harry Potter

    We've got a whole world of utterly unique Harry Potter stories, including the man who paid $37,000 for a Harry Potter Book.

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    See what book lovers like you recommend for popular titles like these:

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