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Get Your Rare Book Fix in Boston

One of the oldest and largest book fairs in the country, the 2009 Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Browsers and buyers will have the chance to see several incredibly rare books, such as a signed, first edition of Amelia

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Join the Biblio Book Hunt

We like to play games. But only ones where our customers win something big–like a $200 BiblioBucks gift certificate. And what better game to play than a treasure hunt? So welcome to the Biblio Book Hunt, a treasure hunt exclusively for our Twitter fans! Here’s

“It was a dark and stormy night…”

The winners of the annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction contest have been announced! “What the heck is that?” You may ask yourself. The contest is a fiction parody contest inspired by novelist Edward George Earl Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873). Bulwer-Lytton was famous for The Last Days of Pompeii and

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Twitter-exclusive Book Hunt a Success

After 13 days, 11 clues and a lot of re-Tweets, search-savvy Twitter user Michael found the correct book in our first great Biblio Book Hunt: a rare copy of W.H. Auden’s About the House. The rules for the Twitter-exclusive Book Hunt were simple: we picked to open second used book factory

Despite recent economic pressures, leading used & rare book marketplace announced today that it would be opening a second used book factory in North America over the next 6 months. The company did not provide specifics on where the new factory might be built, but recent speculation on the internet seems to indicate Austin, Texas.

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Where The Wild Things Are–The Movie

Yes, it’s true. Maurice Sendak‘s beloved children’s classic, Where the Wild Things Are, has been adapted for the silver screen and is directed by Spike Jonze. Jones and Dave Eggers of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius fame, wrote the screenplay together. The best thing

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Graphic Books Finally Join NY Times’ “Bestseller” Lists

As an avid comic fan, I was pleased to see the announcement of graphic novels to the New York Times Bestseller list this morning. They’ve compiled the lists into three categories: hardcover, softcover and Manga. Catch the lists and then check out available copies of

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New Author Challenge 2009

Ok, I’m getting a bit of a late start on this, but I just discovered a very popular online group called The New Author Challenge 2009. The challenge runs from January 1 to December 31, 2009, so I’ve got some reading to do! The premise