Category: General

New Titles Posted, 18 Feb 2008

Hi all,

New titles posted, auction items ending Thursday, 21 Feb 2008.

Other Boleyn


The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
Baltasar and Blimunda by Jose Saramago (Nobel Prize 1998)
A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters by Barnes
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Garcia Marquez (1974)
Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Collected Stories
Ring by Koji Suzuki (Hardbound 1st Ed.- The Ring movie!!)
Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges
Bedroom Serets of the Master Chefs, The by Irvine Welsh
A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon (Hardbound, Curious Incident..)
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Haruki Murakami (Hardbound)
The Lover by Marguerite Duras (Hardbound)
Dubliners / A Portrait… by James Joyce (HB 2-in-1)
Liquors by Poppy Z. Brite
Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
A Model World and Other Stories by Michael Chabon
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
The End of the Affair by Graham Greene (Movie Cover)
Giant Bones by Peter S. Beagle
The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio (Norton Critical Ed.)
Predators (Koontz Hoch Laymon/ Terror Stories)
Franz Kafka: The Metamorphosis/ Penal Colony/ Other Stories
Jennifer Government by Max Barry (Popular Sci-Fi)
Final Solution, The by Michael Chabon
Otherwise: Three Novellas by John Crowley
Lord of the Flies by William Golding (HB, CML)
Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf (used)
The Autograph Man by Zadie Smith
The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory
The Dreaming Comics Lot (#1-40, missing #2 #8)
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell (Centennial Edition)
A Magic-Lover’s Treasury of the Fantastic (LeGuin, Bradbury)


God: A Biography by Jack Miles (Pulitzer Prize Winner)
The Evolution of Useful Things by Henry Petroski
Organize Your Business Travel! by Eisenberg & Kelly
A Brief History of the Smile by Angus Trumble
Hermit in Paris by Italo Calvino (Hardbound)
History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
Barrel Fever by David Sedaris
Uncle John’s Legendary Lost Bathroom Reader (5,6,7)
The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm
Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen (Non-Movie Cover)
The Jesus Papers by Michael Baigent
Computers on Star Trek, The
Dragon Hunter’s Handbook, The: Field Guide to Paranormal
U.F.O. Hunter’s Handbook, The: Field Guide to Paranormal
The Onion Ad Nauseam: Volume 13
The Onion Ad Nauseam: Volume 14
The Onion Ad Nauseam: Volume 15
When Do Fish Sleep? by David Feldman (Imponderables Book)
Zobmondo: The Outrageous Book of Bizarre Choices
The Dragon Chronicles Jigsaw Book (Hardbound)
The Elements of Editing: A Modern Guide for Editors


New Titles Posted, 5 Feb 2008

Hi all,

New books posted, auction items ending Thursday, 7 Feb 2008 around noontime.


Coraline Limited

LIMITED 1/1000 Coraline signed by Neil Gaiman /Dave McKean
Iron Chef: The Official Book (2004)
Traveler’s Tales: The Road Within
More Wandering Stars: Anthology of Jewish Fantasy & SF
The Meaning of It All by Richard Feynman
Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? by Lorrie Moore
The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
Men on Men 6: Best New Gay Fiction
Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
Parallel Universes: The Search for Other Worlds by Fred Wolf
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein (HB, no DJ)
The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant -PB Set 1-3
Those Barren Leaves by Aldous Huxley
Adventures in Time & Space (Asimov, Heinlein, 1,000pp!)
Politically Correct Bedtime Stories by Garner (HB)
Paris to the Moon by Adam Gopnik (UK)
The World in Us: Lesbian and Gay Poetry of the Next Wave
Franz Kafka: Diaries 1910-1913
Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress (Hugo & Nebula Award Winner)
Don’t Know Much About the Bible by Kenneth Davis
The Next Fifty Years: New Essays from 25 Scientists (2002)
Man Walks into a Room by Nicole Krauss (History of Love)
Vintage Sacks (Oliver Sacks)
Vintage Cisneros (Sandra Cisneros)
The Necklace and Other Tales by Guy de Maupassant
Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurtzel
Immortality by Milan Kundera
The Penguin Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century History
Triumph of the Straight Dope by Cecil Adams (Trivia)
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
Greek Fire, Poison Arrows & Scorpion Bombs (Ancient Warfare)
Complete The Wheel of Time + Prequel Set! Read!!
Bored of the Rings by The Harvard Lampoon (Parody)



Remainder Marks

You might notice the term “remainder mark” appearing in my item description every now and then. So, what is exactly a remainder mark and why do some books have it?

“After a book has been published and in the retail book stores for a while, unsold copies are returned to the publisher in order to make room for new books. These ‘remainders’ are then sold to wholesalers at deep discounts, where they enter the secondary market of discount book stores. Or they are bought by Internet entrepreneurs like myself who, because our stores are virtual and we have little to no overhead, can make them available to you at a small fraction of the original retail price. The publishers often mark these books with a ‘remainder mark’. This mark prevents someone from buying the book at a discount, and then returning it for a full price refund at a retail store. These marks are usually unobtrusive, and wouldn’t be noticed unless you knew to look for them. They in no way diminish the readability or display value of the book. These marks may cause a book to be valued less by collectors.

Here are examples of remainder marks:

Remainder Mark 1


Remainder Mark 2

Technically, these books were never read. Unless of course, it was previously read by someone who bought a remaindered book. Due to transit, these books might be in a condition slightly lower than brand new. In the collector’s market, books with remainder marks are valued less than those without.