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Your Latest Thrift/used Book Store Finds

Discussion in 'Bred Any Good Rooks Lately? (Suggested Reading)' started by kingricefan, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. jchanic

    jchanic Well-Known Member

    I do have a first/first of the Firestarter paperback with the statement on the white cover "From the Author of The Dead Zone and Cujo" on it. It's the only one I've ever seen. I paid $47 for it a few years ago.

  2. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    That's interesting. I thought all of them only said 'By The Author Of The Dead Zone' on them? Now I'll have to check all of them when I find them in the thrift stores!! Arrrrggghhhh!!!!
  3. roseannebarr

    roseannebarr Well-Known Member

    That explains why I cant find Firestarter!!! I found a great copy of Salems Lot. several copies of dead zone, but none in good shape. :(

    2 copies of CARRIE!
  4. morgan

    morgan Well-Known Member

    I found first edition hardcovers (all in very good to excellent condition) of Rose Madder, Dreamcatcher, From A Buick 8 and Lisey's Story for $3 each at the used bookstore today! =D
  5. jeff3

    jeff3 Member

    can we post a question about FE here?
  6. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    Sure. If it belongs in a different spot, I can move it after I see what it is.
  7. jeff3

    jeff3 Member

    ok i purchased a copy of Tommyknockers from a thrift store it has the correct number line and the permissions to come the dust jacket has the correct number on the front flap and the isbn number at the top but no price anywhere. the authors name is in red.also some pages throughout the book are printet on darker paper what is this edition
  8. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Night be a bookclub edition. It's gotta have a price printed on the inside front flap at the top.
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  9. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    Score! I'm having a hard time finding Lisey's Story hardcover. I did find it in the antique mall, but it was $10, so I passed. I might snatch it up if it's still there this weekend. They were selling the Trade PB of Under the Dome used for $35.
  10. VultureLvr45

    VultureLvr45 Well-Known Member

    My latest Goodwill score is a external frame backpack for hiking and camping. 15 bucks in choice condition. The book section in a couple close to me leave so much to be desired; not alphabetised or in any order, could have dvds or movies thrown in on the shelves. I really want to tip the shelves empty, then reshelve according to author, or at least loosely by category.

    It is best if I stay out of them all together.
  11. jeff3

    jeff3 Member

    as I said
    as i stated it does have the full number line on the page as well as the correct numbber at the bottom of the front flap
  12. jchanic

    jchanic Well-Known Member

    But without the price on the cover, it's probably a book club edition. Alternatively, someone could have put a book club jacket on the first printing book, but why?

  13. jeff3

    jeff3 Member

    exactly now would book club have the isbn and the 8711 on the front flap?
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  14. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    There are bookclub editions out there that I have seen of The Dead Zone and Firestarter that are EXACTLY the same as the Viking editions except that they DON'T have a price printed on the dj's. They had the same exact look to them, everything was the same except for that one little detail. I have seen most of the later King novels in the same manner, minus the price. That is the ONLY way to tell that they are bookclub editions (also most of the bookclub editions use a thinner paper for the pages). We're just trying to help....
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  15. jeff3

    jeff3 Member

    ty for your help.it just seems strange. also there are groupings of pages that are tan in colour.will keep this as a odity
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  16. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    Sounds interesting. Could you maybe post a couple pictures? Would love to see it. Thanks
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  17. jchanic

    jchanic Well-Known Member

    The only differences between the book club edition and the trade edition of Black House is the lack of price and the lettering on the book spine is gold on the book club edition rather than the silver of the priced trade edition.

  18. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Mine too, John
  19. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    My husband stopped at an older lady's yard sale last fall & bought me this set of Steinbeck books--6 volumes for $5!
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  20. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I see them all the time at our local Savers. Unless it's considered collectible, hardback books are @2.99/ea. Want me to pick you up a copy next time I see one?

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