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AbeBooks regularly publishes fascinating features about a huge variety of bookish subjects, including rare books and collecting, authors, publishers, and interesting characters in literature and notable anniversaries. Our lists are second to none in the book world and designed to inspire your next read or collectible purchase. Browse our feature archives below and you will discover unique content that will both entertain and inform.

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18 May, 2022
A complete list of the International Booker Prize-winning books since 2016. Find signed copies of the best modern novels.
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31 March, 2022
From an aspiring rapper with the odds stacked against her and a captain of mining ship, to a circus performer and a child-soldier - these aren't your ordinary teens. These teen books will take young readers on adventures that are both out of this world and oddly familiar. Romance, fantasy, and drama - here are 15 spectacular books written just for teens (but sure to entice our adult readers, too).
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09 February, 2022
This list celebrates African American writers from both the past and present, from Maya Angelou and Langston Hughes to Colson Whitehead.
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By Jessica Doyle
20 December, 2021
What makes a good book club book? We think the best book club books are the ones you keep thinking about long after you've turned the last page - the ones that make you ask every friend and family member, "Have you read...?" just so you can talk about it.
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26 May, 2022
Bookseller Sam Wenger runs a business called Three Geese in Flight Celtic Books, and he specialises in books about Arthurian and Celtic mythology as well as medieval and mythic literature. For decades, he’s been inspired by the work of J.R.R. Tolkien.
18 May, 2022
A complete list of the International Booker Prize-winning books since 2016. Find signed copies of the best modern novels.
11 April, 2022
Books have always struggled to convey the spectacular beauty of Rome’s Sistine Chapel. Until now. A five-year collaboration between the Vatican and two publishers has resulted in this luxury three-volume art book.
07 April, 2022
Our list of rare and collectable items includes J.M. Barrie's famous fictional island, a study of Egyptian tarot, several iconic 20th century first editions and books that span the globe.
31 March, 2022
From an aspiring rapper with the odds stacked against her and a captain of mining ship, to a circus performer and a child-soldier - these aren't your ordinary teens. These teen books will take young readers on adventures that are both out of this world and oddly familiar. Romance, fantasy, and drama - here are 15 spectacular books written just for teens (but sure to entice our adult readers, too).
30 March, 2022
You don't need to purchase expensive first editions of famous novels or books signed by Nobel Prize winners to have an outstanding rare book collection. If you want to collect books on a budget, here are five ways to acquire affordable collectable books.
17 March, 2022
In 1941, with Britain facing invasion by Germany, Collins published series of social history books called Britain in Pictures to create a record of British life. George Orwell, Graham Greene and Edith Sitwell were among the writers to contribute books. Today, these books are highly collectable.
03 March, 2022
Celebrate these rare bookselling businesses owned and operated by women. Discover how these booksellers launched their careers and their advice to young women wishing to enter antiquarian bookselling today.
24 February, 2022
Cosway bindings are beautiful books with miniature paintings inset into fine leather bindings. They are named after miniaturist portrait painter Richard Cosway. Bookselling firm Sotheran's invented the concept with Miss C.B. Currie providing the art.
By Richard Davies 18 February, 2022
Antiquariat F. Neidhardt is an antiquarian bookselling business based in Böblingen, Germany. Fritz Neidhardt started the firm with a bookshop in Stuttgart in 1953. Today, Max Neidhardt, Fritz’s son, runs the business, which specialises in rare and illustrated books.
16 February, 2022
From Silent Spring to Gorillas in the Mist, this list features books published between 1911 and 1999 that highlighted environments and species in danger. These authors showed concern for the environment, and demanded conservation and preservation.
By Richard Davies 15 February, 2022
Steve Powell’s bookshop is located in Hulls Cove, a beautiful hamlet, on Mount Desert Island off the coast of Maine. On AbeBooks, Steve sells as the Mystery Cove Bookshop but his bricks and mortar store is called the Bar Habor Book Shop. Steve's sold used and rare books since the early 1980s and has a passion for mysteries.
By Richard Davies 15 February, 2022
Moraine Books is a proudly Finnish antiquarian bookselling company that’s dedicated to bringing Finland’s culture and literature to an international audience. Located in Vantaa, near Helsinki, this family business offers used and rare books, including numerous books by Tove Jansson who created the Moomins.
09 February, 2022
This list celebrates African American writers from both the past and present, from Maya Angelou and Langston Hughes to Colson Whitehead.
By Sandra Hindman 24 January, 2022
Books of Hours were medieval bestsellers. Sandra Hindman, an expert on medieval manuscripts, explains why these books were, and still are, so important.