The Avid Reader October 2006

Dear Book Lover,

October's issue has shaped up beautifully: we're delighted to announce a collaboration with legendary literary journal The Paris Review. Also featured: an Out-of-Print Gallery, rare and collectible James Bond Books and an author interview with none other than Ernest Hemingway! Happy Reading!




  • In New Books: Booker Winner Announced
  • In Rare Books: The Paris Review
  • In Used Books: Eats, Shoots and Leaves
  • Enter to win: Thomas Pynchon's new release
  • Out of Print Gallery

    In New Books

    The Man Booker Prize
    Kiran Desai has been announced this year's winner of the prestigious Man Booker Prize, for her breath-taking novel The Inheritance of Loss.
    Order a brand new copy from $8.99
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    A Photographer's Life
    Annie Leibovitz
    Photographer's Life
    Leibovitz spent over a decade with Rolling Stone Magazine; her photographs have appeared everywhere from Vanity Fair to London's National Portrait Gallery. A Photographer's Life is an astonishing retrospective of her professional and personal work.
    New copies available from $44.99
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    In Rare & Collectible Books

    The Paris Review - Interview Series
    Pick of the Month Straight from The Paris Review archives, AbeBooks introduces a fascinating, three part interview series with classic American authors. This month: Ernest Hemingway

    Also, take advantage of an exclusive subscription offer from this timeless journal. [Learn More]

    [Read the Interview] [Find Collectible Issues]

    Books. Collectible James Bond Books. James Bond Books

    The world's best loved spy. Before you see Hollywood's latest Bond block-buster, return to 007's literary roots with these striking, highly collectible books.
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    Author's Corner Interview - Lynne Truss
    Eats, Shoots and Leaves
    Lynne Truss, stalwart defender of proper punctuation and author of the hugely popular Eats, Shoots and Leaves, talks with AbeBooks about life's sudden changes...and rogue cyclists.

    Used Copies available from $1.00
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    Our Latest Book Club Pick
    We Have Always Lived in the Castle
    Shirley JacksonWe Have Always Lived in the Castle
    Looking for a chilling Halloween read? Eerie, unsettling and mysterious, this is the perfect book to get you in the mood for the 31st. Scared to read it alone? [Join the Club]

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    Interview with the Editor of The Paris Review

    Philip Gourevitch tells us what it's been like to "curate a legacy with a tailwind."

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    Win a copy of "Against the Day," Pynchon's (very) long awaited new release

    Against the Day

    Haunted bookshops and ghoulish handbooks - Peruse our list of Halloween how-to guides, and read about some spooky sellers.

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