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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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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.
18 January, 2022
Discover James Baldwin’s lasting impact on civil rights and literature through his novels, plays, essays, short stories, and poetry.
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.
By Jessica Doyle 20 December, 2021
Every winner of the Costa Book Novel Award since 1971 - a list full of bestsellers and page-turners by the UK and Ireland's most beloved authors including Kate Atkinson, Ali Smith, Colm Tóibín, Kazuo Ishiguro, Sally Rooney, and William Trevor.
By Jessica Doyle 30 November, 2021
Written for the stage but just as good a read as any novel, a plays book is a book that contains the script of one or more dramatic plays. This list of 15 plays books includes well-known classics like A Street car Named Desire and Twelve Angry Men alongside modern award-winners including Water by the Spoonful and Wit.
By Jessica Doyle 29 November, 2021
In these 20 must-read Greek mythology books, classic Greek myths are reimagined and retold by the likes of Margaret Atwood, Madeline Miller, Stephen Fry, Ali Smith, Colm Tóibín and more. From Achilles and Odysseus to Penelope, Helen and Paris, these are the stories of gods, goddesses, and mortals as you've never heard them before.
26 November, 2021
Books published by Black authors between 1850 and 1930 are rarely referenced in recommended reading lists and appear largely forgotten. Our list of 25 forgotten books by African American authors includes novels, memoirs, autobiographies, short stories and essays, poetry, and investigative journalism.
10 November, 2021
This selection of top books about leadership was carefully chosen from bestseller lists, Forbes, and even from the recommendations of Bill Gates and Barack Obama.
10 November, 2021
From the 1936 Olympics in Berlin to the football fields of Odessa, Texas to the summit of Mt. Everest, here are 10 incredible stories detailing the greatest sports moments in history.