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The Importance of Dust Jackets

Every now and again, you will see a news story like this one from last year where a rare book has been discovered and sold for a high price at auction - £40,630 for an Agatha Christie book is a decent price, but so often with collectable modern first editions the price is defined by the […]

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Bookshop of the day: Neusser Antiquariat in Neuss, Germany

My colleague Christi recently travelled to our German office in Dusseldorf and crossed the Rhein to visit a wonderful bookshop in Nuess, near Dusseldorf – Neusser Antiquariat. She filmed her tour of the shop and now we can all browse through this haven for rare and collectible books. Enjoy the video.

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The joy of books

If you love physical books, and bookshops too, then you will love this video. You may have seen it before – it was posted in January and now has more than three million views. Not bad for a clever little video from a bookshop in Ontario.

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2012 York Book Fair coming up

One of Britain’s best rare book events is coming up soon. The 2012 York Book Fair, organised by the PBFA, takes place at York Racecourse on Friday September 14th (12 noon – 7pm) and Saturday September 15th (10am – 5pm). Many booksellers who sell on AbeBooks will be present and we urge you to make […]

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AbeBooks.co.uk May 2012 bestsellers

My how time flies, I meant to indulge you with this a week ago.  Here are the top 10 bestsellers on AbeBooks.co.uk from last month. 1. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel 2.There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom by Louis Sachar 3. The Hare With Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal 4. Frankenstein by Mary […]

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Manchester City, Ipswich Town and the Sex Pistols

What’s the link between Manchester City, Ipswich Town and the Sex Pistols? Well, Malcolm McLaren, the manager of the punks, placed ads promoting the Pistols in match-day programmes for Man City versus Derby County and Ipswich Town versus Liverpool on 4th December 1976. Three days before these two games, the Sex Pistols swore on Thames […]

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