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Forty years of Stephen King books

More than 70 titles to his name. A worldwide following. Adored by Hollywood. Admired by fellow authors. It can only be Stephen King and the master of horror is still going strong after all these years. And it began on April 5, 1974 with the publication of Carrie and Stephen has been literary royalty ever […]

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Chandler to Turow – 30 must-read crime fiction writers

There is an endless fascination with fictional crime, criminals, and the dedicated professionals who bring them to justice. Serial killers and FBI profilers, kidnappers and cops, and grifters and gumshoes are welcome visitors to our bookshelves. Society’s dark underbelly and the twisted mind of the criminal are exciting places to visit. Crime fiction has been […]

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The finest literary locations

Put away your passport and forget about the luggage. The literary world is full of fictional locations that can all be visited with the simple turn of a page. From the outdoor life of farms and villages that are not what they seem to lonely islands and lakes full of mysteries, these books will take […]

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For the joy of reading: 12 bibliomemoirs

I’m sure you can all work out what sort of books are classified as bibliomemoirs. They are not all that common but memoirs about a life of reading, or the books that have particularly influenced someone are intriguing to fellow bibliophiles. Readers can always relate to fellow readers. Here is a selection of bibliomemoirs to […]

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The top 100 most searched for out-of-print books in 2013

What do Ray Bradbury, Madeleine L’Engle, Arthur Hailey, Nora Roberts, Stephen King, Salvador Dali and Dick Cheney’s wife have in common? They all appear on the annual BookFinder.com list of the top 100 most searched for out-of-print books. As usual, the list is topped by Madonna and her famous spiral-bound Sex photo-book, which is still […]

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Ten vintage Christmas books to open on Christmas morning

It’s that time of year again. Christmas books abound, but what about books from the past? Consider giving a book that cannot be found on the high street or in a supermarket, and has nothing to do with a reality TV show. This selection of vintage Christmas books stretches from 1928 to 1984, includes a […]

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An insight into an avid reader’s book collection

It’s always interesting to inspect someone else’s bookshelves and judge, I mean look at, their reading material. Today we offer an insight into the books read by my colleague Jessica Doyle, who is part of our marketing team. Lots of fiction – Austen, Fitzgerald, Hemingway and back up to date with Chabon and Eugenides. You […]

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Signed copy of Lord of the Flies sells for £12,500

Three quite different books are found at the top of our list of most expensive sales for September 2013. You all know Lord of the Flies by William Golding, but this particular sale includes some interesting correspondence between the author and a collector. In Dubious Battle is the first book in John Steinbeck’s Dustbowl trilogy […]

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The year’s top non-fiction revealed on 2013 Samuel Johnson shortlist

The shortlist for the 2013 Samuel Johnson Prize, the UK’s top award for non-fiction books, has been announced and the subject matter ranges from Mrs Thatcher to Afghanistan and bees. David Crane for Empires of the Dead William Dalrymple for Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan Dave Goulson for A Sting in the […]

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Censored and Banned Books: From John Steinbeck to Dr. Seuss

Our latest video breaks down the murky world of book banning – an unfortunate phenomenon that is remarkably common and yet rarely works.

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