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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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June 03, 2021
Welcome to the Weird Book Room on AbeBooks, where you'll find some of the most funny and bizarre books, the world has ever known.
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By Richard Davies
June 21, 2021
A good author should always suffer for his or her art. Well, the best travel writers suffer more than most, so perhaps that's why their books are so memorable. Here's our list of the best travel books to read.
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August 03, 2021
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 out 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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October 01, 2021
Since 1996, the Women's Prize for Fiction has recognized and celebrated the best female writers around the world. Discover award-winning books from the likes of Zadie Smith, Carol Shields, Ali Smith, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and more.
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June 03, 2021
Our glossary was designed to help visitors to our website understand unfamiliar book-related terms.
July 13, 2021
Learn about the most common abbreviations of book terms and more in the AbeBooks Book Collecting Guide
June 08, 2021
New to the world of art collecting? Use our art terms guide to help you brush up on all the lingo related to collecting art.
June 03, 2021
You won't find a better selection of rare and antiquarian booksellers anywhere. Look through our directory to find a bookseller specializing in an area that interests you most.
By Katie Yakovleva June 15, 2021
At AbeBooks we believe there is something undeniably special about reading. And we don’t just love to read books. We love to talk about them. Whether we came to love reading at five or at fifty, the experience has become a significant and treasured part of many people’s lives.
June 15, 2021
It's arguably the most famous road in the world. Route 66 - just saying those words makes you want to hit the road. But did you know there are many wonderful used bookstores along the way from Chicago to Los Angeles?
July 28, 2021
AbeBooks' list of most expensive sales in July, August and September 2020 features dinosaurs, the wife of a Beatle, a play that flopped, a piece of pop art, the definitive Beat Generation novel, a book signed by 124 movie stars, and a set of legal thrillers.
June 15, 2021
AbeBooks' top 10 sales from April to June 2020
July 27, 2021
AbeBooks' top 10 most expensive sales from January to March 2020
June 15, 2021
Discover AbeBooks' most expensive sales
By Jessica Doyle June 16, 2021
From the iconic to the hardly-noticed, we've compiled a list of literary cocktails fit for a bibliophile. Cheers!
June 15, 2021
AbeBooks has sold hundreds of copies of Rowling's books at high prices, including a first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone that sold for $37,000. Do you have a valuable Harry Potter gathering dust under your bed?
June 15, 2021
Humble children's books from years past can be immensely valuable, but only if they are the right edition in the right condition. And condition is doubly important when considering the value of children's books.
June 22, 2021
Even those immune to the magnetic pull of the smell of old books will stop dead in their tracks at the sight of these pretty AbeBooks bookstores, so before you step inside to bury your nose in a book, take a moment to enjoy the view from outside.