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Forum: Books August 29th 15, 12:45 AM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 1
Views: 2,083
Posted By [email protected]
More bad collecting news: NYC

On Friday, August 28, 2015 at 9:04:44 AM UTC-4, OldBob wrote:

One by one used book stores are slowly fading away... :(


Community Bookstore, in Brooklyn's Cobble Hill, is also on the way...
Forum: Books June 5th 15, 11:48 PM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 1
Views: 2,823
Posted By [email protected]
That Time I Visited 17 Bookstores In One Day (link)

http://bookriot.com/2015/06/05/that-time-i-visited-17-bookstores-in-one-day


How many people reading this could do such a thing if they wanted to?
Forum: Books January 15th 15, 03:22 AM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 2
Views: 3,488
Posted By [email protected]
Philly book fair closes?

Now the Metropolis show: "We are very sorry to report that Metropolis! Vintage Books And Ephemera has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience."

That from Flamingo Eventz' own website....
Forum: Books October 17th 14, 12:40 AM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 5
Views: 2,797
Posted By [email protected]
A Conundrum

On Thursday, October 16, 2014 11:03:44 AM UTC-4, HardyBoys.us wrote:

I don't know but it would be odd for a BCE to be wrapped in plastic, no?


Now that you mention it, that *is* odd....
Forum: Books October 13th 14, 01:47 AM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 5
Views: 2,797
Posted By [email protected]
A Conundrum

My similar conundrum, which I think I posted a while back, concerns the novel "S", which comes sealed in plastic to protect the various items inserted into the book. There is no way the purchaser can...
Forum: Books September 28th 14, 02:19 PM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 0
Views: 2,417
Posted By [email protected]
Bookstores: Vancouver/Victoria

I'm off to Canada in a few days, visiting British Columbia for the first time. Are there any 'don't miss' shops--either new or second-hand--that posters can recommend?
Forum: Books September 14th 14, 12:58 AM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 3
Views: 2,267
Posted By [email protected]
Missing Number on Limited Edition Book of just 150

On Sunday, August 31, 2014 2:44:16 PM UTC-4, dwardu wrote:

publisher told me they will replace my copy with a numbered one


That's good to hear (though they will probably just take your...
Forum: Books July 22nd 14, 11:19 AM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 2
Views: 3,488
Posted By [email protected]
Philly book fair closes?

This was eventually posted, but only as an answer to a complaint, on the Flamingo Events Facebook page:
We would like to apologize to our Customers who were inconvenienced by the cancellation of...
Forum: Books June 29th 14, 09:13 PM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 0
Views: 1,460
Posted By [email protected]
A collector's puzzle: S.

I am seeing copies of the Abrams/Dorst puzzle book "S." advertised for sale as "first edition, first printing." Since the edition statement is inside the back cover of the slipcased book, which is...
Forum: Books June 27th 14, 11:53 PM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 3
Views: 1,074
Posted By [email protected]
Cloudy with a chance of meatballs, 1st edition

Well, you never know where and when something you want will turn up. I just scored a short story collection by British thriller writer Dennis Wheatley that I'd been hunting for at least seven years!
Forum: Books June 26th 14, 02:38 AM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 3
Views: 1,074
Posted By [email protected]
Cloudy with a chance of meatballs, 1st edition

On Tuesday, June 24, 2014 10:23:47 AM UTC-4, Gaurav Savant wrote:
I am looking for a 1st edition Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, does anyone know where I might find one.

General google...
Forum: Books June 14th 14, 02:21 AM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 2
Views: 3,488
Posted By [email protected]
Philly book fair closes?

I'd already bought my bus ticket to go down to Philadelphia tomorrow. The promotional material said:
The Philadelphia Vintage Book & Ephemera Fair will be held on Friday & Saturday June 13 & 14,...
Forum: Books April 29th 14, 12:43 AM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 3
Views: 845
Posted By [email protected]
Cute stunt

The auction ended early this morning, with a winning bid of about $51. This evening, the ABE listing is gone.
Forum: Books April 26th 14, 05:07 PM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 3
Views: 845
Posted By [email protected]
Cute stunt

On Saturday, April 26, 2014 11:26:04 AM UTC-4, Francis A. Miniter wrote:

If he did not place a reserve on the bidding (and that would have to be
in the eBay notice), then he would have to...
Forum: Books April 25th 14, 03:48 AM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 3
Views: 845
Posted By [email protected]
Cute stunt

A dealer has listed a signed copy of Derek Jacobi's new autobiography on both eBay and ABEbooks. The text and photos clearly show it to be the identical book, offered by the same seller.

There won't...
Forum: Books April 5th 14, 03:41 PM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 4
Views: 1,009
Posted By [email protected]
Another bookfair bites the dust?

Fie on progress!

I very much regret the demise of the "real" bookstore, as a collector for whom condition matters--not to mention the pleasure of browsing. I recently sent the same book back to...
Forum: Books March 30th 14, 09:16 PM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 4
Views: 1,009
Posted By [email protected]
Another bookfair bites the dust?

Yesterday, I slogged out (in the endless rain) to the Long Island Antiquarian Book and Paper Fair, now held at Hofstra University. This is not easy to reach if one does not have a car: I took the...
Forum: Books January 27th 14, 12:10 PM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 4
Views: 1,449
Posted By [email protected]
Adventures in book collecting

On Saturday, January 25, 2014 7:54:17 PM UTC-5, Francis A. Miniter wrote:

Alas, I will have to untrain myself to ignore paperbacks. Well, I
suppose I do look for really old paperbacks. ...
Forum: Books January 25th 14, 04:58 PM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 4
Views: 1,449
Posted By [email protected]
Adventures in book collecting

On Monday, January 20, 2014 10:09:50 PM UTC-5, Francis A. Miniter wrote:

I must admit that I have not (knowingly) come across any of Wingfield's
books. They seem to be fairly scarce.

...
Forum: Books January 12th 14, 06:37 PM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 4
Views: 1,449
Posted By [email protected]
Adventures in book collecting

There's a mystery series I like, by an author named R.D. Wingfield. Jack Frost is a detective inspector in Denton, England in just half a dozen novels which never saw hardcover publication in the...
Forum: Books November 2nd 13, 09:36 PM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 7
Views: 1,610
Posted By [email protected]
Book Value?

On Saturday, November 2, 2013 12:31:57 PM UTC-4, wrote:

Delusional bookseller prices: http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchEntry

What the market bears:...
Forum: Books September 28th 13, 01:42 PM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By [email protected]
Upstate NY shopping?

On Friday, September 27, 2013 2:28:56 PM UTC-4, R. Totale wrote:

Willis Monie's shop, right in the center of Cooperstown, should not be
missed.


Thanks! I've done business with him...
Forum: Books September 26th 13, 11:06 PM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By [email protected]
Upstate NY shopping?

I'm going up by Cooperstown next week, and spending a day in Hobart, the "book town." Anybody have any suggestions of other places in the area I should hit?
Forum: Books August 20th 13, 11:36 PM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 5
Views: 909
Posted By [email protected]
Rendevouz with Rama by A.C.Clarke

On Tuesday, August 20, 2013 10:49:19 AM UTC-4, SpanishMill wrote:

And this is a first printing also! there are a couple of online sources
to verify that during the years 1973 to 1983, when the...
Forum: Books August 19th 13, 11:46 PM Posted to rec.collecting.books
Replies: 5
Views: 909
Posted By [email protected]
Rendevouz with Rama by A.C.Clarke

On Monday, August 19, 2013 9:38:51 AM UTC-4, SpanishMill wrote:

:-) $2.11 at Goodwill


Wow! Lucky you...
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