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Lily's Bookshelf: Books That Mean Home

Hello. Our regular avid reader, Beth, is taking a well-deserved break this month. My name is Lily. I've worked here at AbeBooks for almost seven years and I am, without a doubt,...

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A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

Utter the phrase A Game of Thrones. Whether referring to George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series of epic fantasy novels, the first title in that series, or the...

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A Literary Review of 2013

by Robert Galbraith Well, it's another year done and again J.K. Rowling is at the center of one of the top book stories of the year. Rowling made headlines in July when The...

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The Best Fantasy Book Series

by Brian Jacques Although I came late to the party, I was one of millions aghast and bereft when the third season of HBO's Game of Thrones ended. I'd only recently become...

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AbeBooks: 50 Essential Historical Fiction Books

by Hilary Mantel With Eleanor Catton's 2013 Booker Prize for The Luminaries falling so closely on the heels of Hilary Mantel's wins in 2009 and 2012, for Wolf Hall and Bring Up...

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AbeBooks: 50 Essential Graphic Novels

As defined today, a graphic novel is a book-length story told in comic strip format where the art is of equal or greater importance than text, and published as a single volume....

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A Literary Review of 2013

by Robert Galbraith Well, it's another year done and again J.K. Rowling is at the center of one of the top book stories of the year. Rowling made headlines in July when The...

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Rare and Collectible Books by William Shakespeare

Considered the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare's works are among the world's most widely read, most intensely studied, and most passionately...

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50 Essential Young Adult Novels

by Elizabeth Wein At the risk of stating the obvious, Young Adult fiction is hot right now. And I mean really hot. Suzanne Collins' bestselling Hunger Games Trilogy has captured...

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The panhandling blues

'Excuse me?" The whispered question was faint amid the bustle of a Friday evening sidewalk. Wrapped up in my own impatience to get home, I didn't realize he was speaking to me....

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A Blue Bicycle

This past Sunday I rode a bicycle for the first time in over twenty years. And I had the time of my life.

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2014 Newbery, Caldecott, and Printz Awards Announced

Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo is the 2014 winner of the John Newbery Medal, awarded by the American Library Association for the most distinguished contribution to American...

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Treasures Abound at the 2014 Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair

The 2014 Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair is just around the corner, on Saturday, October 11, and Sunday, October 12. The fair will take place at the Seattle Center Exhibition...

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21 Booksellers Who Blog

Many AbeBooks booksellers are also dedicated bloggers. Each seller's blog is one of a kind, created with a deep love of books - from sharing images of vintage cover art, to...

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The Daphne Award: Righting the Wrongs of Book Awards Past

The good folks over at Bookslut have announced plans for a new book award. Dubbed the Daphne Award, it will celebrate the best books of 50 years ago and 'right the wrongs' of...

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HBO's True Detective Series Revives Interest in 120 Year Old Book

HBO's True Detective crime series, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, has sparked interest in a rather forgotten collection of short horror stories published in...

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Writer and convicted bank robber Stephen Reid wins 2013 Victoria Book Prize

Stephen Reid, Canada's most notorious bank robber, is the winner of the 2013 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize for A Crowbar in the Buddhist Garden: Writing from Prison . The...

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