The Avid Reader November 2006

Dear Book Lover,

This season's Holiday Bookshop has gift lists worth a second look. Our issue also features some of the most expensive holiday books on the site, an interview with P.G. Wodehouse, and great prices on new books.

Happy Reading!



  • Holiday Gift Ideas
  • P.G. Wodehouse Interview
  • Collectible Dickens
  • GiftSleuth
  • LibraryThing's Top Tags
  • Holiday Bookshop

    In New Books

    Dear John, Nicholas Sparks
    In Nicholas Sparks' newest release, John Tyree is torn between love for his country, and the love of his life.

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    The Joy of Cooking, Irma Rombauer
    Give the gift of culinary power! The 75th Anniversary Edition celebrates a classic that has enlightened generations.

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    In Rare & Collectible Books

    Paris Review Interview Series - P.G. Wodehouse
    Collecting CS LewisNot to be missed - an interview with P.G. Wodehouse at almost 92 - full of evocative and humorous memories. Also, find out how to subscribe to The Paris Review at a great price, and browse collectible P.G. Wodehouse books.

    Books to Treasure For a Lifetime
    You'd have to be a grinch not to fall in love with the assortment of beautiful books found in our Rare Book Room. From the enduring holiday favorite Collectible Dickens, to Amusing Diet Books From the Past there's plenty to lift your spirits.

    Charlotte's Web
    Introduce a family heirloom with a first edition for $2,400.00. Not this year? We have new and used copies of this childhood must-read, starting at $1.00

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    GiftSleuth Can Help!
    GiftSleuthIf you're still stuck on gift ideas for someone on your list, tap into our community of avid readers for help. Just describe your recipient and see what they say. Visit GiftSleuth
    Penguin Designer Classics Charity Auction
    Next month, AbeBooks will host a charity auction with Penguin Classics. Paul Smith and Manolo Blahnik are among the designers to have created new editions of five classic books. Five exclusive signed copies will be auctioned.

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    Utterly Unforgettable Gifts

    Come Christmas
    Robert Frost
    First Edition: $863.00

    A Christmas Carol
    Charles Dickens
    First Edition: $50,000.00

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas Dr. Seuss
    First Edition: $650.00

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    LibraryThing's top Giftbook Tags

    Oh the Places You'll Go!
    by Dr. Seuss

    Planet Drum: a Celebration of Percussion and Rhythm
    By Mickey Hart

    The 20th Century Children's Book Treasury!
    by Marc Brown

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