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Books for Sale - (what again!?)

Every few months I manage to get a list together, but this last summer I took a new try at it.

I've hired Marty to do the typing, and he's put together a Google Doc with title, author and whether it's HC or tradepaperback.

What I don't have have yet is any prices for anything. It's a task I don't feel equal to at the moment. I veer wildly between wanting to keep more of them, and chucking everything into a dumpster.

Only this morning did it occur to me that I could ask more of the Group Mind for input. So, here's a link to the list:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ai9aeU_SNNPXdHlmb0ZkLXZFZFBKVUFubFJEeDdRLWc&hl=en_US

Is there something here that you think I ought to know more about? Something you want, or something that is actually super-rare and desirable?

Because the plan right at the moment is to haul the many boxes these are in over to Foolscap next week, and sell as many as I can, then triage the remainder into "bring back home" and "dump off at Half Price Books".

Sadly, the whole thing makes me tired, where it used to be a major source of energy, so it's time to go.

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mihai_lado
Sep. 9th, 2011 11:50 pm (UTC)
I am interested in the Pogo books. Please quote me a price.
I'm sure I could find room for them on my shelves down in Champaign.
alicebentley
Sep. 10th, 2011 07:15 pm (UTC)
Those are only a few of the Pogo books I have here - Marty is going to add to the listing later this morning.

I'm not sure how to price them - there's information about rare first editions, but the vast majority of this stack are later printings, or old versions not in perfect shape. My two goals here are to get these fine books a new home, and somehow scape up enough cash in the next 10 days to pay the mortgage. These goals are in conflict.

So how about once Marty lists the rest of the Pogo books, you tell me which titles you want, and what you would like to pay. Add something for shipping, and I'll box them out and send them on.

Meanwhile, I really HAVE to come up with some method of moving a ton of these at once.
alicebentley
Sep. 13th, 2011 10:07 pm (UTC)
From the first list:
I Go Pogo
The Pogo Party
The Incomplete Pogo
Bean Pogo
Positively Pogo
Potluck Pogo
The Pogo Papers

More Pogo that Marty did the data entry for:
Pogo Re-Runs
Pogo's Double Sundae
Pogo Revisited
Pogo's Will Be That Was
Pogo - and - The Imcomplete Pogo
Equal Time For Pogo
Beau Pogo
Potluck Pogo
The Pogo Candidature
Impollutable Pogo
The Jack Acid Society Black Book - and - Uncle Pogo So-So Stories - and - The Pogo Sunday Parade
Pogo's Body Politic
Pogo's Bats And The Belles Free*
Walt Kelly's Pogo Romances Recaptured
The Return Of Pogo
I Go Pogo
Songs Of The Pogo
The Pogo Peek-A-Book
The Pogo Stepmother Goose
Pogo
The Pogo Party
The Pogo Papers
Uncle Pogo So-So Stories
Ten Ever-Lovin' Blue-Eyed Years With Pogo
The Best Of Pogo
Pogo Files For Pogophiles
Pogo Even Better
Pluperfect Pogo
Pogo: We Have Met The Enemy And He Is Us
A Pogo Panorama
Outrageously Pogo

All are paperback (trade size) except Songs, which is HC.

I'd be OK with $1 each plus shipping, but more would not be turned down. Still interested? Either reply here, or send me an email at alice@sfbooks.com. I'll need to know your mailing address too.
kevinnickerson
Sep. 10th, 2011 09:22 pm (UTC)
No Corbett? I have this urge to re-read "The Lemonade Trick", etc.
guppiecat
Sep. 13th, 2011 02:01 pm (UTC)
I would be interested in hearing more about the three Carroll books. Especially "The Walrus and The Carpenter".

I am interested in the Effingers, but as I have just moved (last weekend) and my boxes aren't unpacked yet, I can't tell you which ones in particular.

If the prices are reasonably low, I'd be interested in the hard cover Baums.

While I have my copy, I believe that first editions of The Ultimate Egoist may be worth quite a lot. Just FYI for you.

I might be interested in the hard cover Mary Poppins books, if the price is decent.

I'm extremely interested in Wet Magic by E. Nesbitt, as I do not have that one yet.

A signed copy of "Walking Tour of the Shambles" would be nice.
alicebentley
Sep. 13th, 2011 10:11 pm (UTC)
Walking Tour got sold to Ketter - my first respondent (by email) - but anything else on your list is fine. The Baum books don't have dustcovers, they're just reading copies, but I loved them and would be happy to see them go to a good home.

I would be OK with $1 each plus shipping, although (as I said in to the previous poster) more would not be turned down. I'm guessing some (especially Effinger) are more valuable, but moving things out of the house is the priority at this point.

Wet Magic is set aside so that I don't accidentally sell it to anyone else. Let me know your title list, either here or at alice@sfbooks.com and your mailing address and I'll get some books packed up!
unixronin
Sep. 13th, 2011 03:52 pm (UTC)
I would be interested in seeing price quotes on the following:

Isaac Asimov — Foundation's Edge, The Currents of Space, The Gods Themselves, and the various Robot novels except for the duplicate Naked Sun
Roger Zelazny — Frost & Fire
Alfred Bester — The Stars My Destination
Steven Baxter — The Time Ships
Greg Bear — Darwin's Radio
David Brin - The Postman
Gregory Benford — Across The Sea of Suns
Robert Silverberg — Legends
All four Charles Stross books
ANATHEM ANATHEM Neal Stephenson goodness, totally want Anathem. :)
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Children of Hurin
John Varley, Demon and Persistence of Vision
E. E. Smith — all of the Lensman novels
Jack Williamson — Brother to Demons, Brother to Gods
Frederik Pohl and Jack Williamson — The Saga of Cuckoo and The Starchild Trilogy
Frederik Pohl — Heechee Rendezvous and Beyond the Blue Event Horizon
Larry Niven — Bridging the Galaxies and Destiny's Road


NO NO NO MUST STOP THERE not made of money.... :)

Edited at 2011-09-13 03:53 pm (UTC)
alicebentley
Sep. 13th, 2011 10:17 pm (UTC)
Some of these titles were snapped up by earlier emails, but the vast majority would be happy to go home with you.

I've decided that asking $1 each (plus shipping costs) is better for my peace of mind than trying to price out each individual book. I'm well aware that some are worth a lot more, but finding them homes trumps that. If that means there are more books you might choose, even better.

Let me go update the master Google Doc with which titles already sold, and reserve the ones on your list for you, and we can go from there. Email me at alice@sfbooks.com if you don't want to reply here. (With your mailing address, for example.)
unixronin
Sep. 14th, 2011 04:16 am (UTC)
That works for me. :) I'll ping you via email.
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