Tag: collecting books

Farewell Melinda, Farewell The Last Unicorn… Rare Books Sold

Books depart from me all the time, sometimes they make it somewhat depressing. Last week, two of my personal favorites left my bookshelves.

Melinda by Neil Gaiman (Signed and Limited to 1,000 copies)

Melinda Cover


The Last Unicorn: The Lost Version by Peter Beagle (Signed and Limited to 1,000 copies)

Last Unicorn cover

I did get a significant monetary rate in return, but these are titles I do not expect to have again in my lifetime. Both are currently out-of-print, and very expensive in the collectible books market. Both titles appreciated in value immediately as they were released, and they were probably the only copies actually available for sale in the Philippines.

At the same time, buyer also bought these titles:

Coraline by Neil Gaiman & Dave McKean (Signed & Limited 1/1000)

Coraline Limited


Interworld by Neil Gaiman & Michael Reaves (Signed & Limited 1/500)

Interworld Limited

To the person who bought them (you will remain anonymous from others), love them, boldly display them, treasure them and most of all amidst the price, make sure your kids will read them. It is sad I never even read them, because of my intent of putting them up for sale I like to think even the first pass of actually reading the books should belong to you.

Below are additional images of Melinda and The Last Unicorn: The Lost Version. So if I have to reminisce, I just have to take a look here. (more…)

Snow, Glass, Apples Farewell

This left my shelves a month ago, and I miss it. I strongly doubt I’ll have a copy again.

Snow Glass Apples

Neil Gaiman’s Snow Glass Apples chaplet, signed by the author. Nothing surprising as Neil Gaiman has been the most consistent top-selling author on the website.

Last few hours and the winner of the Interworld Signed book will be announced.

Interworld Signed by Neil Gaiman

Make sure you have a valid entry! Good luck!

Win a Signed Neil Gaiman Book- Interworld (Hardbound)

Interworld Cover

As we continue to observe our tenth year anniversary online, Avalon.ph will be giving away a hardbound Signed Copy of Interworld by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves. Copy is signed only by Neil Gaiman.

Interworld Signed by Neil Gaiman

Just enter in the comments section your favorite Neil Gaiman quote. For verification and fairness purposes we will limit quotes from any of his published fiction or non-fiction books, or comic books.

We’re not going to make it complicated but make sure the quote can be verified, if necessary. It is not required but it would be more fun to read if you mention the source or character who said it. Only one (1) comment/entry allowed per person.

Blog about this contest with a link back to this entry gives you one (1) extra point PLUS I will read each one and the best post (my preference) will win a brand new Moleskine Pocket Plain Reporter Notebook.

Enter a comment/entry then make any online purchase on Avalon.ph and earn more points. Each item purchased is equal to 1 point. If your order has 3 items, you earn 3 extra points.

Avalon.ph Auctions is also doing a Php10.00 book auction on select titles concurrent with this post. This is the easiest way to increase your chances. The auction site may have different user IDs, only purchases under account avalonph will qualify as points. To avoid confusion just click on the given links.

Only orders made online between March 3, 12:01am to March 27, 11:59pm will be counted. All extra points will only be valid when orders are fully paid before March 29, 2009. Winner will be determined through Random.org, the drawing will be made anytime on March 30, 2009. Disputes or loopholes regarding contest rules- common sense apply. If you have any questions, contact us.

Contest is only open for those with a valid Philippine mailing address.

Good luck everyone!

“What power would HELL have if those here imprisoned were not able to dream of heaven?” – Morpheus to Lucifer/Hell, from The Absolute Sandman Vol. 1 (Preludes & Nocturnes)

Note: Some personal Neil Gaiman signed book collection are posted on the website, you may click here. Some are priced not exactly to sell unless there’s a very good offer!