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More than 80 years ago Fortune was a pioneering force in business journalism and famous for its use of beautiful art.
Before Gutenberg, books were handwritten by monks and scribes. Scholar Sandra Hindman explains why medieval manuscripts matter and decodes the jargon.
See a set of glass lantern photographic slides, offering a remarkable insight into the devastation of German-occupied France in WWI.
Books are good. Signed books are better. But books signed by the author who have also added a self-portrait might be the best of all.
Posters have advertised many things, but the images and messages used for military recruitment - where loss of life is highly probable - are among the most powerful.
The Americans is an influential photography book, first published in 1958. This book appears highly relevant today with the United States divided in so many ways.
William Blake did so much so well that it is difficult to label him. Therefore, we're going to let bookseller John Windle summarise Blake's incredible life.
Step back to the final years of the 19th century with this selection of beautiful vintage original photographs.
Thrillers, suspense, crime novels - whatever you call them, mystery books make for some of the most exciting literature.
Eye-catching and dreadful at the same time, this book is a fascinating insight into Renaissance culture... and fear of the unknown.
Hidden along the English/Welsh border is a publishing company called Old Stile Press that has been dedicated to creating beautiful artist's books since 1979.
From tiny hummingbirds to giant parrots - browse this beautiful selection of affordable ornithological art prints.
Whether you are an entomology expert, a bug enthusiast or simply a curious passerby, we hope you enjoy this artwork devoted to some of the world's most exquisite creatures.
Without doubt, The Savoy Cocktail Book is the coolest book in the world, with wonderful cocktail recipes and beautiful design.
The best mid-century modern resource - a vintage publication that will make even the most discerning design enthusiast swoon.
Luggage labels used to be a small but eye-catching part of the so-called golden age of travel from 1900 to the mid 1960s.
The first (and only) woven book ever produced was displayed at the 1889 Exposition Universelle in Paris.
One of the most talked about book of 2017 was Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Francesca Cavallo & Elena Favilli.
Forty years later, punk rock memorabilia has become highly collectible.
At AbeBooks, we don't just love to read books, we love to talk about them too!
A beautiful collection of vintage airline posters - glamorous, colorful and collectible.
Our highly subjective take on the 100 books all people should read sometime in their lives.
From robots and musicians to permaculture, this annual list from BookFinder.com never disappoints.
Should ex-library books necessarily be relegated to the discard pile? Or are these simply overlooked delights?
Every day, we appreciate the factual and fictional faces who better the world for women, through books.
Fifty years before I Can Has Cheezburger, pop culture icon Andy Warhol was putting cute cats in front of people.
Who knew folks used send seething "valentines" of dislike? Meet the anti-valentines of the 19th century.
2016 was a tumultuous and surprising year. Take comfort in its excellent literary offerings.
Exercise more, be positive, drink less, communicate better...these books pave the way to a new you.
Discover the most expensive books, art and ephemera sold by AbeBooks booksellers in 2016.
Brace yourself - the fairy tales we know and love did not begin with singing mice, but blood.
After all these years of Hogwarts & wizardry, we look at the relevance of Harry.
Churchill's letter to an unrequited love and more expensive sales from recent months.
Explore our selection of vintage maps, pamphlets & travel guides.
Discover a selection of 75 stunning photographs featuring some of the biggest stars of the silver screen.
Explore our selection of vintage lobby cards promoting the best Hollywood movies.
The exclusive French magazine that highlighted the connections between art, fashion, beauty and lifestyle.
Art deco, travel, films and more in this stunning collection of vintage posters.
Explore 20th century lithographs featuring bold, bright colors, many from well known artists.
From the iconic to the hardly-noticed, we've compiled a list of literary cocktails fit for a bibliophile.
From novels to memoirs to history books, here's a list of books set in Paris, France.
Discover a vast selection of illustrated editions, modern editions, Alice ephemera, unique listings and more.