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Best Gifts for Writers 2015

Pam Ferderbar | Posted 12.23.2015 | Style
Pam Ferderbar

Do you have a writer in your life who deserves a great gift? Here's a list of goodies every wordsmith would love to have.

The Faithful Shopper: Best for Books

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.09.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's been a couple of years since I've written about the independent bookseller scene - and thank the literary gods, it's as strong as ever! Between t...

Ray Bradbury's Favorite Bookshop

Steven Paul Leiva | Posted 07.16.2013 | Books
Steven Paul Leiva

When a great American author recommends a bookstore to you, you would be well-advised to listen. When he does it with enthusiasm and passion, which was the only way Ray Bradbury ever did anything, you would be well-advised not just to listen, but to take note.

Dad's Books

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.16.2012 | Books
Nigel Hamilton

They'd stood there, in those distinctive dust covers, gathering dust, for so many years. By rights they should have comprised a complete set of first editions, each one inscribed and signed by Ian Fleming to my father. And now they are all gone!

'1984' First Edition Found In Charity Bin

Telegraph | Bonnie Malkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Paul Hol, a volunteer for the charity Lifeline, found the book when he was sorting through the pile of donations. "It's in a remarkably good condition...

Books For $75,000: A Growing Market?

The Wall Street Journal | Alexandra Alter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Luxury publisher Kraken Opus mixed in a pint of Mr. Tendulkar's blood with paper pulp to create the signature page for a book celebrating the renowned...

14 Incredible First Editions That Sold Big At Auction (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Encountering a first edition copy of an important book can be a magical experience. First editions of very old texts can also be extremely important h...

The Book-Collecting Bug: Reaching For That First-Edition High

The Wall Street Journal | RALPH GARDNER JR. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

If I took the same interest in controlled substances that I do in books, I'd probably be in some 12-step program. Fortunately, while books are habit-f...