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Abebooks regularly publishes fascinating features about a huge variety of bookish subjects, including rare books and collecting, authors, publishers, and interesting characters in literature and notable anniversaries. Our lists are second to none in the book world and designed to inspire your next read or collectible purchase. Browse our feature archives below and you will discover unique content that will both entertain and inform.

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June 03, 2021
If you were a child in the 1960s, you'll know the names Beverly Cleary, Roald Dahl, and Shel Silverstein. These were some of the authors who wrote the words that filled our childhoods with adventure, wonder, laughter and more.
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June 03, 2021
Is reading ever again as full of wonder as it is during childhood? Back then, books seemed almost magic, opening doors to strange, wonderful and frightening realities. Without ever leaving the safety of our bedrooms, we were able to explore all kinds of new terrain.
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June 03, 2021
Growing up in the 1980s was idyllic in many ways. In childhood, the stories we explored seemed more full of adventure and wonder than could be possible. We would fight our drooping eyelids, reading late into the night by the light of a flashlight, to see what happened next.
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By Beth Carswell
June 03, 2021
"...Besides, if women are educated for dependence; that is, to act according to the will of another fallible being, and submit, right or wrong, to power, where are we to stop?"
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June 03, 2021
Our glossary was designed to help visitors to our website understand unfamiliar book-related terms.
July 13, 2021
Learn about the most common abbreviations of book terms and more in the AbeBooks Book Collecting Guide
June 08, 2021
New to the world of art collecting? Use our art terms guide to help you brush up on all the lingo related to collecting art.
June 03, 2021
You won't find a better selection of rare and antiquarian booksellers anywhere. Look through our directory to find a bookseller specializing in an area that interests you most.
By Katie Yakovleva June 15, 2021
At AbeBooks we believe there is something undeniably special about reading. And we don’t just love to read books. We love to talk about them. Whether we came to love reading at five or at fifty, the experience has become a significant and treasured part of many people’s lives.
June 15, 2021
It's arguably the most famous road in the world. Route 66 - just saying those words makes you want to hit the road. But did you know there are many wonderful used bookstores along the way from Chicago to Los Angeles?
June 15, 2021
Discover AbeBooks' most expensive sales
By Jessica Doyle June 16, 2021
From the iconic to the hardly-noticed, we've compiled a list of literary cocktails fit for a bibliophile. Cheers!
June 15, 2021
AbeBooks has sold hundreds of copies of Rowling's books at high prices, including a first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone that sold for $37,000. Do you have a valuable Harry Potter gathering dust under your bed?
June 15, 2021
Humble children's books from years past can be immensely valuable, but only if they are the right edition in the right condition. And condition is doubly important when considering the value of children's books.
June 22, 2021
Even those immune to the magnetic pull of the smell of old books will stop dead in their tracks at the sight of these pretty AbeBooks bookstores, so before you step inside to bury your nose in a book, take a moment to enjoy the view from outside.
June 15, 2021
AbeBooks' top 10 sales from April to June 2020
July 28, 2021
AbeBooks' list of most expensive sales in July, August and September 2020 features dinosaurs, the wife of a Beatle, a play that flopped, a piece of pop art, the definitive Beat Generation novel, a book signed by 124 movie stars, and a set of legal thrillers.
July 27, 2021
AbeBooks' top 10 most expensive sales from January to March 2020