Reading lists

Discover your next favorite book from a wide selection of topics including the best non-fiction books to read, essential fantasy, science fiction, dystopian, travel memoirs and more.

By Richard Davies
June 03, 2021 05:02 PM
Ghosts Along the Mississippi is unlike any photography book. It is a prime example of 'Louisiana Gothic' and ghostly in so many ways.
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By Richard Davies
June 03, 2021 05:02 PM
This influential photography book, first published in France in 1958, appears highly relevant today with the United States divided in so many ways. However, the odds are that these honest, and often sad images, have always been relevant.
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June 03, 2021 05:02 PM
For this particular list of the best epic books, we considered books of all genres. We didn't fuss too much over the physical length of the book or the time span, but we did seriously consider the weight of the story itself.
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June 03, 2021 05:02 PM
Our world history is vast, and these 30 books are only the tip of the iceberg. This list of the best history books includes bestsellers, Pulitzer Prize winners and editor's picks from distinguished historians and biographers.
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June 03, 2021 05:02 PM
From how to use plants and herbs to make potions for everyday healing to harnessing the moon's energies to achieve your desires, here's 10 witchcraft books perfect for beginner and experienced witches alike.
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June 03, 2021 05:02 PM
Literary America owes a great debt to the Black Sparrow Press. This visionary California-based publisher was prepared to gamble on Charles Bukowski - the low-life, alcoholic writer other publishers wouldn’t touch with a barge pole - and a swathe of other avant-garde authors who didn’t fit in.
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By Beth Carswell
June 03, 2021 05:02 PM
Fleming. Ian Fleming. Fleming's work during the war likely provided background for his James Bond stories, and many of the people, places and particulars of his novels are purported to be based on real details of Fleming's life.
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June 03, 2021 05:02 PM
At least 15,000 books have been written about Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States. If you wish to learn about the man then you are not going to be restricted by choice. (AbeBooks alone has more than 67,000 copies of books with ‘Abraham Lincoln’ in the title).
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June 03, 2021 05:02 PM
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 05:02 PM
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 05:02 PM
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 Jessica Doyle
June 03, 2021 05:02 PM
From funny fiction and serious science fiction to knitting manuals and alternative art, the books on this list have steered the course of an individual's life, and garnered fanatic attention from a few or few million readers for their quirky and obscure content.
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By Jessica Doyle
June 03, 2021 05:02 PM
Hemingway wrote, "If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast."
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June 03, 2021 05:02 PM
AbeBooks has a vast selection of large print books including new releases, classic books, non-fiction, thrillers, and more.
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By Beth Carswell
June 03, 2021 05:02 PM
"...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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By Lily King
June 03, 2021 05:02 PM
Browse new favorites and rediscover old friends on our list of the 1970s most collectible and spectacular first editions.
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June 03, 2021 05:02 PM
One of the fastest growing areas of the rare book world is vintage cocktail books. However, this interest is not confined to the used book trade.
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June 03, 2021 05:02 PM
Welcome to the Weird Book Room on AbeBooks, where you'll find some of the most funny and bizarre books, the world has ever known.
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By Julie Oreskovich
June 17, 2021 05:34 PM
We kept this list to fiction this time. Some of the expected classics are there, alongside some more contemporary fare. There is some science fiction, some YA, and above all else, some unforgettable stories.
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June 21, 2021 02:12 PM
Historical fiction is gaining the respect of critics and readers alike, regularly appearing on shortlists for major literary awards and on bestseller lists around the world. See our list of the best historical fiction books to read.
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