Happy Mother's Day from Abe Books

If you’re a book lover, it’s very likely you have your parents to thank for it. Those early years spent on Mom’s lap, reading the same book over….and over…..and over set the stage for many of us to be the rapt and insatiable readers we remain today.

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Winter of the World

What Our Moms Are Reading

It should come as no surprise that our book-loving selves came from book-loving mums. In honor of Mother’s Day, we are temporarily turning the Amazon Book Review over to them to let you know what they’re reading and recommending...

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Talking to Christian Kiefer, Author of "The Animals"

Read on to see what author Christian Kiefer had to say about writing his book and writing in general. It's pretty illuminating....

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IndieReader: Best Seller Jana DeLeon Talks Rejection, The Low Point of Her Career, and Gators

Jana DeLeon is a former CFO who jumped off the corporate ladder to write books. Today she’s a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author.

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Empty Bookshelf

All by My Shelf

How are your bookshelves arranged? I ask because, after “What should I read next?”, how we manage our books is a very pressing question for most readers. It’s not only a utilitarian one: how many shelves do I need, are...

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Girl on the Train

The Mother Lode of Mother's Day Gift Books

We have the Mother Lode of Mom's Day Gift books—and we've narrowed them down to the best for your favorite Mom Who Reads

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YA Wednesday: The Best Books of May

Every so often there's a young adult book that is so good it appears on the overall Best of the Month Top 10 in addition to the YA list. This is the case for An Ember in the Ashes -- not only is it the spotlight YA book for May, it's the number one in our overall Best Books of May. As for the rest of the Best YA Books of May, it's a stellar list and I hope you've got lots of reading time ahead...

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Art Does Not Come Easy

Here's the problem with fly-fishing: Novels like Norman Maclean's A River Runs Through It and David James Duncan's The River Why have loaded so much hardscrabble spirituality into the sport that being bad at it feels like a failure of living. This is why countless folks obsess over it, especially many men of a certain age. It's like golf, but with a point, and much better scenery.

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The Three-Body Problem

Locus Award Nominees for Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Locus magazine readers have voted on the best science fiction and fantasy books of the year. See who the top vote getters are per category for the Locus Awards.

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Jon Krakauer Talks About "Missoula"

Jon Krakauer may be best known for his books Into Thin Air and Into the Wild, but both those classics of outdoors adventure turned tragic were published in the late 90s. Since then, Krakauer has been building a list of acclaimed nonfiction bestsellers, and Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town is the latest.

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