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Discussion in 'Bred Any Good Rooks Lately? (Suggested Reading)' started by kingricefan, Nov 4, 2013.
I've seen these editions on ebay and they are certainly pretty, aren't they? Great score!!
Yup. No idea if they're worth anything, but I love them
hi all as i had said in a previous post about the Tommyknockers book i had found one that had the complete number line but no price on the jacket. I was in a different city today and found (did not buy) that had the same lay out also found one that had no number line or price on the cover (book club edition) then did find the first edition with the number line and price on jacket. this is a real mystery lol
I was in a flea market and picked up a book called "Night of the Ripper" by Robert Bloch. It was only $1 and it said "From the writer of Psycho" on it so I figured "Why Not, can't be so bad I'll miss the Dollar"
found under the dome liseys story and 11/22/63 for 5 bucks each all firsts
I purchased The Troop from thriftbooks.com yesterday.
Dark Forces: New Stories of Suspense and Supernatural Horror (1980), first edition, decent condition, $10 at a used book store. Features the first appearance of "The Mist".
Ooooo, I love the look and feel of this book! The thick, black cloth with the stamping of the skull, crossbones and wings done on the front. Beautiful book! That's a great find! There are some amazing stories inside.....
Okay, so here's what I've picked up in the last week or so from Ebay or thriftbooks.com:
An ARC of Dan Simmons Summer Of Night- so excited to find this!
Denver by John Dunning- I'm hoping that it won't be a bookclub edition.
Hyenas by Joe Lansdale- it's a Hap & Leonard story so I had to have it!
Not a 'special' book, but I found a new copy of Headhunters, by Jo Nesbo. One of my favorite movies ever, and I'm loving the book so far.
Big score today! Found a real nice 1st Plume Printing copy of The Gunslinger and a 2nd hardback printing of The Bachman Books omnibus edition ($2.99 each). And, at Goodwill, I found a real nice AUTOGRAPHED hardback copy of Dust by Patricia Cornwell for $1.99! Woohoo!
Yay awesome deal. signed for $1.99. can"t beat that.
I left my 20+ year old copy of The Handmaid's Tale out on the porch last night and it rained, so I went looking for another. I found one, plus a leather bound Bronte sisters compilation and a new copy of Neruda's 100 Love Sonnets. Not a bad haul for $6--lol
Today I received in the mail from thriftbooks.com an unread hardback 1st printing of The Troop by 'Nick Cutter' (great non-de-plume!). What makes it really cool is that it is a review copy as it came with a piece of paper inserted in the front that has publishing info, release date, author's bio, a short synopsis of the story and advance reviews by newspapers, etc. and a review by our favorite author- Stephen King- which they placed right at the top of the page, in bold type!
I found the first Game of Thrones at Goodwill. I'm missing book 5. I'm thinking of taking a break from SK and diving into the GOT series.
KingRiceFan, I've never heard of thriftbooks.com- do you order from them on a regular basis? Is it a reliable site? I'm asking because in a few weeks, I'm planning on ordering a number of books. I've only dealt with amazon a few times. how does thriftbooks compare?
Thanks in advance.
Hi Jonesy! I have done a fair share of buying from them. They have pretty much anything you could want- books, dvd's, etc. Most of their merchandise is used, so please make sure you read the descriptions and check to see if the icons for 'missing dust jacket' or 'ex-library copy' is noted. I would say I have bought maybe 2 dozen items from them and have only been disappointed twice (seller described item as a hardback and what I got was a trade paperback and another time the item was described as a limited signed/numbered and what I got was a bookclub edition). Both times the seller refunded my money with no trouble. I didn't even have to send back the books (I donated them). Shipping is included in all purchases, too. You can get a nice hardback book for a mere $3.99! If you're not too picky about your books, I would give them a try. Also, if you order multiple titles from the same seller you can get discounts. You can also make a 'wish list' and be notified by email when an item you're watching is available. Good luck!
Finally bought Secret Windows at 2nd & Charles. Unread hardback for $4.
That's a GREAT book! Lots of obscure King essays in there. Enjoy!
Thank-ee! I've heard from several folks on here and other places that it's fantastic. Not sure why I've never ordered it or anything....just one of those things I guess!