Our latest podcast: books set in London

Our latest podcast: books set in London

Our latest podcast: books set in London For more recommendations, visit our literary tour of London page. From a genre-defining non-fiction book about Arsenal FC to fictional descriptions of the immigrant experience by Zadie Smith and Hanif Kureishi, we cast our eye across a wide selection of books.  Charing Cross Road features in one […]

Art of the Book 2018 exhibition opens

Art of the Book 2018 exhibition opens

Art of the Book 2018 exhibition opens The Victoria leg of the exhibition can be seen at the Audain Gallery, in the Visual Arts building at the University of Victoria. If you love books and art, then perhaps you should learn about the book arts, where the book is used as the medium for artistic […]

IndieView with Greg Hickey, author of Our Dried Voices

IndieView with Greg Hickey, author of Our Dried Voices

For example, we can have food delivered to our front door at the touch of a virtual button, which creates less incentive to cook or understand how our food is sourced. As I re-read what I had written, I decided his decision came too quickly. Make sure you enjoy writing and interacting with readers. I […]

Checking out UBC’s Rare Books and Special Collections

Checking out UBC’s Rare Books and Special Collections

Checking out UBC’s Rare Books and Special Collections It can be found in the Irving K. It’s a library and so much more.   They mostly serve students, scholars, researchers and academics. The Chung Collection contains more than 25,000 objects. Chelsea Shriver, Rare Books & Special Collections librarian      Pic: UBC It took six years […]

An Electrical Fairytale from Wizard of Oz Author L. Frank Baum

An Electrical Fairytale from Wizard of Oz Author L. Frank Baum

Frank Baum An Electrical Fairytale from Wizard of Oz Author L. Still science fiction. Rather like the genie in Aladdin’s lamp, the Demon of Electricity must give gifts to the person who calls him into the human world. One experiment does not go to plan and the resulting electrical flash of energy summons the Demon […]

IndieView with Jack Martin, author of Drawn to Change

IndieView with Jack Martin, author of Drawn to Change

We are taken on a wild ride through the depths of Western culture to discover that we are much more restrictive to creativity than we’d like to believe, and tend to resist change rather than acknowledge it. The book is designed to encourage prospective students,   creatives, as well as the layman to start thinking […]

IndieView with Matt Walker, author of Shark Bait

IndieView with Matt Walker, author of Shark Bait

Did you hire a professional editor? Sutton Coldfield, near Birmingham. No plan, per se. Get a good editor and a good cover. So, my characters are probably an amalgamation of all kinds of people, both real and imagined, all squashed together in my head. In 2015 Shark Bait was taken on by the wonderful Sarah […]

Savoy Cocktail Book podcast

Savoy Cocktail Book podcast

Savoy Cocktail Book podcast A 1930 first edition of the Savoy Cocktail Book White Lady, Corpse Reviver, the Rattlesnake…. Published in 1930, this legendary Art Deco-style recipe book was written by barman Harry Craddock, who never wrote anything else. Our latest podcast is about the Savoy Cocktail Book and cocktail mixing. Discover Harry’s tips for […]

Jamieson’s Heavenly Celestial Atlas from 1822

Jamieson’s Heavenly Celestial Atlas from 1822

Andromeda is also in the north and named after the daughter of Cassiopeia. Pictorial star atlases were popular at this time but these impressive books were often large and expensive. His books included A Grammar of Universal Geography, A Grammar of Logic and Intellectual Philosophy and the Mechanics of Fluids for Practical Men, and you […]

Reviewer IndieView with Emma of What Emma Read Next

Reviewer IndieView with Emma of What Emma Read Next

Sometimes this means I am forcing myself to continue but I feel it is only fair to give it a good go before giving in. so in my world, it’s still as popular as ever! To spend a few hours in a different world forgetting the trials and tribulations of real life is wonderful and […]

IndieView with Morgan Routh, author of Sarah

IndieView with Morgan Routh, author of Sarah

Anyone who likes to buckle down and seriously get into books. Most of the storytelling aspects come from a more subconscious part of me. Do you have a target reader? I think the way I consume writers has a lot to do with that. When I wrote Sarah I certainly had in mind that introverts […]

A guide to collecting vintage menus

A guide to collecting vintage menus

But some survive, and in remarkable condition too. Royal Hawaiian Hotel menu, 1929 – $75 The Royal Hawaiian, which is still going strong, and Moana Hotels on the beach at Waikiki. Examples of Vintage Menus Beau Cedre menu, 1893 – $400 Most probably a menu for a Swiss restaurant. Lucca’s was on the corner of […]

A bookselling podcast: interview with Russell Books

A bookselling podcast: interview with Russell Books

A bookselling podcast: interview with Russell Books Many of our staff buy from Russell Books, which offers new, used and rare books. Situated in downtown Victoria, BC, this store is well known to us, being one of the first three sellers to appear on AbeBooks when our marketplace was launched in June 1996. Find the […]

Still loved today: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Still loved today: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Still loved today: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett Frances Hodgson Burnett is best known for three children’s novels – Little Lord Fauntleroy, A Little Princess, and The Secret Garden. Published in the same year as the first American book edition, Hodgson Burnett’s classic story for children was first serialized, starting in autumn 1910, […]

Our latest podcast: Detroit Bookfest

Our latest podcast: Detroit Bookfest

Our latest podcast: Detroit Bookfest  Find our Behind the Bookshelves podcast on…. Place (pictured above), organizer of the Detroit Bookfest, which takes place on Sunday July 15 between 10am and 4pm in Detroit’s Eastern Market,   Shed’s 5 and 6. The latest AbeBooks podcast features an interview with Ryan M. Ryan describes how Bookfest […]