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Introducing INK LDN: London’s latest book fair

There’s a new book fair in town… or least in London. INK LDN is a brand new international antiquarian book and art fair that takes place on October 21 and 22 at 2 Temple Place on the Embankment. The brainchild of London-based antiquarian booksellers Ines Bellin and Leo Cadogan, and sponsored by AbeBooks.co.uk, INK LDN […]

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Introducing Collections: A new way of shopping for collectables

We’re excited to announce that AbeBooks.co.uk has launched a new method of shopping for collectables – including art, ephemera and books – that combines the expertise of sellers around the world with the ability to discover hundreds of diverse, eclectic and often surprising items in a matter of seconds. Collections is a new highly visual […]

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Interview with AbeBooks’ ‘Heritage’ seller Zubal-Books

To celebrate AbeBooks.com’s 20th anniversary in June, we are profiling one of our ‘Heritage’ sellers, Zubal-Books from Cleveland, Ohio. Any bookseller who joined our marketplace in 1996 is classified as a Heritage seller. Michael Zubal, son of the founder John Zubal, was kind enough to answer our questions about a bookselling business that was created […]

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Illicit notebook detailing Newgate Prison’s executions sells for £5,000

A handwritten notebook – belonging to the chaplain of London’s Newgate Prison, which details numerous executions of notable 19th century criminals – has sold for £5,000 ($7,341) via the AbeBooks.co.uk marketplace for used and rare books. ‘Convicts Executed Since the Year 1812 at Newgate’ was the Reverend Horace Salusbury Cotton’s personal and illicit record of the […]

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Bookseller Q&A: Brian P. Martin Antiquarian Books

We recently caught up with Brian Martin, prolific author and owner of Brian P. Martin Antiquarian Books in Surrey. From his most coveted book to the strangest thing he’s found between two pages, Brian tells us all about the world of rare book selling. AbeBooks: How did you become a bookseller? Brian Martin: I became […]

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October’s bestselling signed books

Once a month we like to take a look at the previous month’s hottest signed books. October had a musical flare, with memoirs from icons Patti Smith, John Fogerty, and Elvis Costello making an appearance in the top 10. Literary big-hitters Jonathan Franzen, Lauren Groff, and Andy Weir are hanging on after multiple months in […]

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September’s bestselling signed books

Once a month we like to take a peek at our top-selling signed books. September was a busy month for literary award-finalists – our list includes two National Book Award and four Man Booker finalists. 1. Purity by Jonathan Franzen 2. Brief History of Seven Killings by James Marlon 3. A Full Life: Reflections at […]

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AbeBooks’ bestselling signed books

Once a month we like to take a peek at our top-selling signed books. September’s list features an ex-president, a Pulitzer Prize winner, and an astronaut. British neurologist Oliver Sacks’ book Awakenings makes a special appearance following his death on August 30th. 1. A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety by Jimmy Carter 2. Ready Player […]

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The Ultimate Alice in Wonderland Birthday Cake

In honour of the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, AbeBooks has created a video describing how to make the ‘Ultimate Alice Birthday Cake.’ Have you made a literary cake?

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The 16th century book that launched a thousand travel books

Travel writing has been around for about two thousand years with both the Romans and Greeks documenting their experiences of early exploration. However, the 16th century marked the real start of travel writing with advances in printing technology and numerous explorers – from Francis Drake to Martin Frobisher – traveling to the corners of the […]

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