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coderedx
09-13-2013, 06:26 AM
What are the best websites for finding collectible books? I use eBay, Amazon, AbeBooks, Toms Folio, and a few other random ones. Any big ones I'm missing?

coderedx
09-13-2013, 06:27 AM
Also, not just in the horror genre. I also collect Orson Scott Card, for example. So throw out the best sites for both.

bookworm 1
09-13-2013, 09:27 AM
Out of print books only or both.

jhanic
09-13-2013, 01:02 PM
I use AddALL, which can include all the sites such as ABE, Biblio, Amazon, etc. in one big search. The only drawback is that if a seller lists an item on more than one site, it shows up multiple times.

http://used.addall.com/

John

mhatchett
09-13-2013, 01:50 PM
I still find many of my best items at thrift stores, estate sales, yard sales and even, dare I say it, local bookstores. Don't forget to look in your own back yard. I find great items every week. Yesterday I found three great civil war books at the Salvation Army Thrift. Super valuable? Maybe not, but good books that I will be able to trade for other books.
MDH

coderedx
09-13-2013, 03:12 PM
I've bought some amazing stuff at estate sales. And you're right about used book stores and thrift stores: I've had some real gems found. Last week, I found a true first edition of one of my favorite books (Pillars of the Earth) for $4 at a used book store.

coderedx
09-13-2013, 03:14 PM
I use AddALL, which can include all the sites such as ABE, Biblio, Amazon, etc. in one big search. The only drawback is that if a seller lists an item on more than one site, it shows up multiple times.

http://used.addall.com/

John

Wow. This is a great recommendation... thanks fo that.

mhatchett
09-13-2013, 04:45 PM
Bookfinder?

Teriw
09-13-2013, 07:42 PM
Betts books is a good source for signed king work at reasonable prices. I've never purchased from there but I have heard good things from other forum members.

Comrade Alex
09-14-2013, 07:41 PM
I've beem collection for less than 12 months. Here is the list of the sites I bought the S/L books from.
vjbooks.com - new 1/1 at reasonable price
cemeterydance.com
supterreneanpress.com
www.coldtonnage.com - UK editions
www.badmoonbooks.com - out of print CD, Lonly Road and etc
www.billleonebookseller.com - Christopher Moore
camelotbooks.com
dreamhavenbooks.com - got some Neil Gaiman S/L
www.goldsborobooks.com - UK
www.mystgalaxy.com - mostly new signed 1st/1st (Joe Hill, etc)
www.nightfallbooks.com - OOPs from many publishers
www.anderidabooks.co.uk
www.bookdepository.co.uk - SK S/L published in UK (still can buy at least 3)
www.booksofwondershop.com - NY books store, has 1 Neil Gaiman signed book
www.cheapgraphicnovels.com
www.randomhouse.com/signed
www.thedarktower.org - SK forum. You can find wealth of information and occasionally good deals from other forum members.

hope helps,
Alex

bookworm 1
09-14-2013, 11:31 PM
Wow. Only a year.....so start a collection thread.

coderedx
09-15-2013, 05:11 AM
I've beem collection for less than 12 months. Here is the list of the sites I bought the S/L books from.
vjbooks.com - new 1/1 at reasonable price
cemeterydance.com
supterreneanpress.com
www.coldtonnage.com - UK editions
www.badmoonbooks.com - out of print CD, Lonly Road and etc
www.billleonebookseller.com - Christopher Moore
camelotbooks.com
dreamhavenbooks.com - got some Neil Gaiman S/L
www.goldsborobooks.com - UK
www.mystgalaxy.com - mostly new signed 1st/1st (Joe Hill, etc)
www.nightfallbooks.com - OOPs from many publishers
www.anderidabooks.co.uk
www.bookdepository.co.uk - SK S/L published in UK (still can buy at least 3)
www.booksofwondershop.com - NY books store, has 1 Neil Gaiman signed book
www.cheapgraphicnovels.com
www.randomhouse.com/signed
www.thedarktower.org - SK forum. You can find wealth of information and occasionally good deals from other forum members.

hope helps,
Alex

Another great list. Thanks for that. I had no idea about Bad Moon Books...

T-Dogz_AK47
09-15-2013, 09:37 AM
veryfinebooks.com is another good site that specialise in signed limited editions. They are particularly good if you're looking for books published by Easton Press.

Notable books by Stephen King currently listed on this site include a S/L first edition of The Stand (Doubleday), a S/L of Salem's Lot (Centipede Press) and a signed Lettered edition of Full Dark No Stars (Cemetery Dance). :cool:

Comrade Alex
09-15-2013, 04:49 PM
I'm aware of this site, but I would use it only as a last resort.
The reason why they have such great titles still available is also the reason why I dont buy anything from: significant markup.

A few examples:
SubPress S/L Green Mile:
$900 at publishre (OOP)
$1350 at Betts Books http://www.bettsbooks.com/w95020ai.html#girl
$1990 at http://www.veryfinebooks.com/Stephen_King_The_Green_Mile_Signed_Limited_Edition _p/sk700.htm

Estop Press - Ray Bradbury "The Martian Chronicles" Signed Limited Edition
Less than $100 ($75?) from Easton Press (OOP)
I bought my new sealed copy off ebay for $120 4 months ago
$399 at: http://www.veryfinebooks.com/Signed_by_Bradbury_Martian_Chronicles_Easton_Press _p/ep1698.htm#sthash.9rXNenXF.dpuf

So - great site, often overpriced titles .

Alex

srboone
09-16-2013, 03:50 AM
I've always passed up items on veryfinebooks. I browse it to perhaps see an edition that I might want, but that's it.

(I got my Signed Martian Chronicles and Farenheit 451 from EP when they were published).

rusty23
09-19-2013, 09:53 PM
Thanks for that list.

coderedx
09-19-2013, 10:35 PM
I just bought a book from Clarkesworld Books. Their online store shut down, but they still sell a few things they have sitting around if you email them.

I've been using eBay a ton lately. I learned how to save searches and have it email me when something pops up...

Comrade Alex
09-21-2013, 02:06 AM
Hi guy,

i'd like to point to one of the threads on TDW forum
http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?6468-Collectible-Classifieds/page208

Comrade Alex
09-21-2013, 02:10 AM
I just bought a book from Clarkesworld Books. Their online store shut down, but they still sell a few things they have sitting around if you email them.

I've been using eBay a ton lately. I learned how to save searches and have it email me when something pops up...

Same here. When configuring the advanced search option, specify "Worldwide" - this way you'll see much more S/L editions, published (and offerd from) UK. Fine example: "Fortunately, The Milk" by Neil Gaiman. 2 or 3 UK bookshops issued S/L edition of the title, and now it's poping up on UK ebay (very few or nothing on North American ebay).

Alex