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 […]

IndieView with Jack Messenger, author of Farewell Olympus

IndieView with Jack Messenger, author of Farewell Olympus

Any advice that you would like to give to other newbies considering becoming Indie authors? I have the prospect of an endorsement from an internationally bestselling novelist. And so is my wife. I have never been able to outline or plan ahead or know exactly what to do beforehand. Publishers want a sure thing. Plus […]

High School Yearbooks of the Rich and Famous

High School Yearbooks of the Rich and Famous

High School Yearbooks of the Rich and Famous Nellie Lee is, of course, Harper Lee Harper Lee The Corolla, 1947-1948, University of Alabama – Two copies, $800-$1,000. The subject of their study may be an important figurehead or a simple tradesman but no matter who they are the yearbooks are collected to trace family lineage […]

IndieView with Linda I. Meyers, author of The Tell

IndieView with Linda I. Meyers, author of The Tell

I started writing the book after my husband died in 2007. It was hard to about my difficult marriage to my children’s father. I wanted to provide that for my grandchildren. Meyers – 1 June 2018 The Back Flap Linda I. Jo Ann Beard’s Boys of My Youth was an honest exposition that modeled the […]