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 […]

The World’s Dullest Postcards

The World’s Dullest Postcards

It was probably a great place to sip gin and tonics but the postcard fails to convey excitement. Empty rooms, administrative buildings, views of busy highways and parking lots. This building is rarely found on tourist routes but useful if you need to apply for a building permit. This is the lobby of Vivian Beaumont […]

Interview with a Bookbinder

Interview with a Bookbinder

Marysa founded Otter Bookbinding in 1993 and their main workshop is in Midhurst,   West Sussex, in the UK. Details about Marysa’s bookbinding courses can be found here. Marysa de Veer of Otter Bookbinding The latest episode of AbeBooks’ podcast series Behind the Bookshelves features an interview with Marysa de Veer of Otter Bookbinding. We […]

Ina Kok wins Breslauer Prize for Bibliography with woodcuts masterpiece

Ina Kok wins Breslauer Prize for Bibliography with woodcuts masterpiece

This work, published in four volumes and based on the study of almost 4,000 illustrations, is remarkable.” More than 50 publications from publishers and academic institutions across the globe were submitted. As a result, they were sometimes repaired with a few minor changes or completely recut, trying to recreate the original block as closely as […]

17 London bookshops for true bibliophiles

17 London bookshops for true bibliophiles

We highlight high-end antiquarian specialists, sellers of general used books and community bookshops. Take a video tour of some of London’s finest bookshops from Chelsea to Chiswick, from Bloomsbury to Charing Cross Road. 17 London bookshops for true bibliophiles

In Pictures: the First American Divorcee to Marry a British Royal

In Pictures: the First American Divorcee to Marry a British Royal

FACTS ABOUT MRS SIMPSON The 23 September 1936 issue of New York Woman magazine Although Edward’s relationship with Wallis Simpson was widely known by the British media, they refrained from reporting about it. The British king is the symbolic head of the Church of England, which, at the time, would not marry divorced people if […]

Sisters in antiquarian bookselling: meet Elisabeth and Sally Burdon

Sisters in antiquarian bookselling: meet Elisabeth and Sally Burdon

Sisters in antiquarian bookselling: meet Elisabeth and Sally Burdon Naturally we share an interest in the activities of our family members but we also discuss by the hour our reactions to things and our many joint interests such as Asian philosophies, films, books and anything else we can think of! Sally Burdon: It is surprising […]

Introducing Behind the Bookshelves: A Podcast from AbeBooks

Introducing Behind the Bookshelves: A Podcast from AbeBooks

You’re in luck. “A good example is Allen Lane who founded Penguin and shook up the worlds of reading and publishing by introducing affordable paperbacks. Born in England and now a resident of Canada, Richard will bring a personal touch to the podcasts so expect a broad mixture of weird books, unusual stories, and memorable […]

10 Trailblazing Environmental Books for Earth Day

10 Trailblazing Environmental Books for Earth Day

10 Trailblazing Environmental Books for Earth Day She strongly opposed both tourism and poaching. It was a personal diary and never intended for publication. Writing on the environment and nature has a long legacy. Impact: No-one has advocated more for the preservation of wilderness in the United States than Muir. The book positions the Everglades […]

Anne of Avonlea first edition sells for $17,500

Anne of Avonlea first edition sells for $17,500

Anne of Avonlea first edition sells for $17,500 First edition copies on AbeBooks vary in pricing from $10,000 to $36,000 depending on condition – none of them have a dust jacket. C. Anne of Avonlea details the heroine’s experiences from the age of 16 to 18 when she teaches at Avonlea school. The book (pictured […]

The Evolution of Peter Rabbit

The Evolution of Peter Rabbit

The Evolution of Peter Rabbit Our video traces Peter’s history from being privately printed in 1901 to this year’s movie adaptation. Peter Rabbit is still sneaking into Mr McGregor’s garden to steal vegetables.

The Honey & Wax Book Collecting Prize returns

The Honey & Wax Book Collecting Prize returns

Created by Honey & Wax Booksellers in Brooklyn, New York, the prize is open to women book collectors in the United States aged 30 or younger. That’s what this prize is designed to achieve,” said Heather O’Donnell, founder of Honey & Wax. The 2018 Honey & Wax Book Collecting Prize is now open The second […]

Introducing the Gormenghast Automata

Introducing the Gormenghast Automata

Learn more This is the ‘Gormenghast Automata’ – the ultimate one of a kind accessory for fans of Mervyn Peake, the British novelist who created the Gormenghast trilogy of gothic fantasy novels. Custom built by an anonymous Gormenghast-loving English craftsman from wood and metal, this brand new automated mechanical device depicts Peake’s ominous castle and […]

Women in antiquarian bookselling: interview with Heather O’Donnell and Rebecca Romney of Honey & Wax Booksellers

Women in antiquarian bookselling: interview with Heather O’Donnell and Rebecca Romney of Honey & Wax Booksellers

Women in antiquarian bookselling: interview with Heather O’Donnell and Rebecca Romney of Honey & Wax Booksellers In 2017, they launched a book collecting contest specifically for women book collectors in the United States aged 30 or younger. Perhaps the biggest change, over the past few years, has been a greater awareness from male booksellers of […]

A souper valuable pop art dress from Campbell’s Soup

A souper valuable pop art dress from Campbell’s Soup

A souper valuable pop art dress from Campbell’s Soup There are three of them listed for sale on AbeBooks.com at $4,000, $4,965 and $5,175 respectively. Created by Campbell’s Soup, this is a dress specifically designed to help sell cans of soup by riding on the coattails of Andy Warhol’s iconic image from 1962. It’s the […]