Articles by: Beryl Ness

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2014 Mysteries We Love (so far)

2014 Mysteries We Love (so far)

Mysteries make everything better, we know. And with the Edgar Awards just around the corner it only makes sense to take a moment to share our love of mystery books. So today we’re giving you some great new book recommendations that will help you forget your worries and get sucked[…]

by × April 18, 2014 ×

Side Splitters

7 Great April Fool’s Books for Kids

7 Great April Fool’s Books for Kids

The first day of April is right around the corner — and, along with it, the chance to play some good, old-fashioned pranks on friends and family. Are you hiding some tricks up your sleeve? Whether or not you participate in April 1 shenanigans, here are 7 great April Fool’s[…]

by × March 21, 2014 ×

Seller Tips

The Art of Collecting Rare Romance Books

The Art of Collecting Rare Romance Books

Get your hands on a pristine first edition of Wuthering Heights, and you’ve nabbed a gem of the romance book collection world indeed. Even a slightly worn copy of the 19th century classic has fetched upwards of $200,000, thanks to its limited first-edition run of 250 copies. A book’s rarity[…]

by × March 3, 2014 ×

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Go for the Gold: Best Olympic Books

Go for the Gold: Best Olympic Books

If you’re like us, you want to spend the next two weeks glued to the TV watching the Olympics. Unfortunately, we have day jobs to attend to so it won’t work out that way. But we have good news! We’ve picked out a few sporty reads for you to keep[…]

by × February 12, 2014 ×

Winner Winner

Are you a Sucker for Award Stickers?

Are you a Sucker for Award Stickers?

OK, I’ll admit it: the stickers get me. When I’m wandering aimlessly through the new books aisle and I happen to catch “Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize” or “National Book Award Winner” on that little round sticker slapped in the corner of a book cover, it works its magic.[…]

by × November 5, 2013 ×

Sci-Fi Essentials

Sci-Fi That Stands the Test of Time

Sci-Fi That Stands the Test of Time

If I asked you to name ten essential science fiction books, could you? I’m talking about the ten books you’d say a friend HAS to read to know what science fiction’s all about. OK, what about five? Now, what if I told you to subtract any books from that list[…]

by × November 5, 2013 ×