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bookworm 1
02-04-2015, 12:14 AM
Today I got the trade hardcover edition of Neil Gaiman' s book Trigger Warning. Pictures of this and a few other things soon....If old man winter ever gives us a break.

jhanic
02-05-2015, 02:52 PM
My latest proof--the last of the CD unbound proofs that I own--Doctor Sleep:

Title page:

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/US_Proofs/Doctor%20Sleep%20CD%20unbound%20proof%20title%20pa ge_zpsc2xkgics.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/US_Proofs/Doctor%20Sleep%20CD%20unbound%20proof%20title%20pa ge_zpsc2xkgics.jpg.html)

First page:

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/US_Proofs/Doctor%20Sleep%20CD%20unbound%20proof%20page_zpse7 bgtsqk.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/US_Proofs/Doctor%20Sleep%20CD%20unbound%20proof%20page_zpse7 bgtsqk.jpg.html)

And one of the many pictures:

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/US_Proofs/Doctor%20Sleep%20CD%20unbound%20proof%20picture_zp shyfsljok.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/US_Proofs/Doctor%20Sleep%20CD%20unbound%20proof%20picture_zp shyfsljok.jpg.html)

John

slayn666
02-07-2015, 12:52 AM
A room full of real, non-particle-board bookshelves. Pictures will be posted once I transfer everything to them.

Mike88
02-07-2015, 06:34 AM
Looking forward to seeing the new set-up. Someday I hope to have the same. Congratulations!

Theli
02-07-2015, 07:12 AM
I look foreard to seeing the new set up.

TacomaDiver
02-10-2015, 02:27 AM
First time showing off what I've purchased - maybe I need to start a collection thread one of these days because I've got some fun stuff in that room.

First - the PS Publishing version of Thinner:
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Second, some eBay purchases. I'm new to the world of Harlan Ellison (I have known who he was for years, but haven't read anything of his until recently (The Top of the Volcano.))

The signed numbered edition of Deathbird Stories from Subterranean Press:
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And the signed numbered edition of The Beast That Shouted Love At The Heart Of The World from Borderlands Press:
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TacomaDiver
02-10-2015, 02:28 AM
And lastly - while not a purchase, I still think it's something fun.

This e-mail arrived this morning from someone we all might know:
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YAY!

Sock Monkey
02-10-2015, 02:43 AM
Congratulations on the win!

RonClinton
02-10-2015, 02:48 AM
Congratulations...if it couldn't be me, I'm glad it was a fellow Washingtonian! :)

I wonder what the title will be...?

TacomaDiver
02-10-2015, 03:45 AM
Same here! Very curious as to which title it will be. Regardless it will be my first signed SK book.

Theli
02-10-2015, 05:01 AM
Congrats on the win Jason, nice additions too! I look forward to your collection thread if you start one up.

thelion
02-10-2015, 06:05 AM
Congratulations on winning the contest Jason! :cool:

RonClinton
02-10-2015, 06:07 AM
If I had to guess, I would think that it is likely DR. SLEEP, if only because it's the most recent King signed/limited.

TacomaDiver
02-10-2015, 02:06 PM
I'll definitely post what the book is. A signed limited would be even better than a signed trade.

jhanic
02-10-2015, 03:44 PM
Congratulations on the win!

The bound manuscript for Dreamcatcher:

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/US_Proofs/Dreamcatcher%20bound%20manuscript_zpsn3tjisoy.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/US_Proofs/Dreamcatcher%20bound%20manuscript_zpsn3tjisoy.jpg. html)

Interestingly, this item does not contain any of the prefatory pages--title page, copyright page, dedication--but starts directly into the story.


John

bookworm 1
02-10-2015, 06:23 PM
Congratulations. That's great news.
And lastly - while not a purchase, I still think it's something fun.

This e-mail arrived this morning from someone we all might know:
16382

YAY!

bookworm 1
02-10-2015, 06:26 PM
You mean Like these ?16383
A room full of real, non-particle-board bookshelves. Pictures will be posted once I transfer everything to them.

bookworm 1
02-10-2015, 06:29 PM
Very Nice. I ordered my copy of Thinner from CD. So it will be a bit before I get it.
First time showing off what I've purchased - maybe I need to start a collection thread one of these days because I've got some fun stuff in that room.

First - the PS Publishing version of Thinner:
16376 16377


Second, some eBay purchases. I'm new to the world of Harlan Ellison (I have known who he was for years, but haven't read anything of his until recently (The Top of the Volcano.))

The signed numbered edition of Deathbird Stories from Subterranean Press:
16378 16379


And the signed numbered edition of The Beast That Shouted Love At The Heart Of The World from Borderlands Press:
16380 16381

slayn666
02-10-2015, 06:29 PM
Something like that :).

http://i.imgur.com/Kkj4iIe.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/LYNfHsB.jpg

(before, shelves in, book progress shot)

Sock Monkey
02-10-2015, 06:42 PM
Something like that :).

http://i.imgur.com/Kkj4iIe.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/LYNfHsB.jpg

(before, shelves in, book progress shot)

Very nice bookshelves! Love the dark color. I really need to do something similar, though I keep putting it off. Looking forward to seeing a follow up picture with all the shelves full!

Sock Monkey
02-10-2015, 06:43 PM
You mean Like these ?16383

Equally as jealous of these! I feel like I'm slacking! ☺

bookworm 1
02-10-2015, 06:55 PM
Those look great. Did you build them yourself or is it a kit? I built mine from scratch. I did not know if I could do it but it was fun figuring It out.
Something like that :).

http://i.imgur.com/Kkj4iIe.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/LYNfHsB.jpg

(before, shelves in, book progress shot)

slayn666
02-10-2015, 06:57 PM
We had them custom-made. I lack anything even remotely resembling carpentry skills, so it was better this way.

jhanic
02-10-2015, 07:23 PM
Those are all beautiful shelves and bookcases. I wish I had them!

John

RonClinton
02-10-2015, 07:35 PM
I'm too paranoid about dust getting on my books, so I had to go with the behind-the-glass look...the office is not nearly as narrow and claustrophobic as this photo suggests, but it's the best my camera could manage:

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Some odds and ends from the opposite side of that same library/office:

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Lastly, these two hold all my signed/limited (and otherwise) anthologies:

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I have a few other smaller, open-air bookcases, but they don't hold much of interest...just mostly trade HCs, reference books, etc.

TacomaDiver
02-10-2015, 07:46 PM
These are all some beautiful shelves. I wish I had the woodworking skills to make some bookshelves. In theory they don't look hard but I don't have the skills or the equipment. (I can make a good IPA though ..)

bookworm 1
02-10-2015, 08:47 PM
:D.
These are all some beautiful shelves. I wish I had the woodworking skills to make some bookshelves. In theory they don't look hard but I don't have the skills or the equipment. (I can make a good IPA though ..)

Dave1442397
02-10-2015, 09:49 PM
I'm too paranoid about dust getting on my books, so I had to go with the behind-the-glass look...the office is not nearly as narrow and claustrophobic as this photo suggests, but it's the best my camera could manage:

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I really like the barrister bookcases (at least, that's what they're called where I come from). I'll have to get a few of those for my more collectible books some day.

I snagged 28 bookshelves at $5 each when my old company moved buildings. I have a lot of them in the attic, with paperbacks crammed in two levels deep on each one. I really need to get rid of some of the older paperbacks that I'll never look at again.

One thing I love about ebooks is that they leave space free for the collectible books. I watched my virus scanner run thru my books folder on the pc and it processed over 600,000 files, and that includes many gigs of rar files that have never been extracted. I'd need a second house for that lot if they were physical books.

RonClinton
02-10-2015, 10:38 PM
I really like the barrister bookcases (at least, that's what they're called where I come from).

Yep, barrister bookcase or lawyer's bookcase...I'm in Washington State, so, like you, in the U.S. Not sure if they're calling anything different overseas. And I'm not sure what you call those on the right of the picture, the ones with glass doors...guess just bookcase with glass doors. :confused:


One thing I love about ebooks is that they leave space free for the collectible books. I watched my virus scanner run thru my books folder on the pc and it processed over 600,000 files, and that includes many gigs of rar files that have never been extracted. I'd need a second house for that lot if they were physical books.

I have a few books on my phone, but what I have found is that I simply don't read e-books...they get downloaded but never read. Even if they're books that I'm really interested in and would have otherwise read them if they were in print form, they just don't get read. I think that'd still be the case even if I had a dedicated e-reader (e.g. Kindle)...I'm just too in love with paper. I'd probably have one helluva collection of great books on it, but not one would get read. I've tried to stray...and fail each time.

TacomaDiver
02-10-2015, 10:50 PM
I prefer analog books over ebooks. But ebooks have allowed me to check out a lot of new small press authors who I probably would have never found if they only had analog books. (Quite a few give you a free book when you sign up for their email list. Can't see that working very well if ebooks weren't the delivery format.)

Now saying that - I will buy ebook versions of some books because it gets tiring having to carry around one, sometimes two 500+ hardcover novels while commuting on mass transit.

Dave1442397
02-11-2015, 12:29 AM
I have a few books on my phone, but what I have found is that I simply don't read e-books...they get downloaded but never read. Even if they're books that I'm really interested in and would have otherwise read them if they were in print form, they just don't get read. I think that'd still be the case even if I had a dedicated e-reader (e.g. Kindle)...I'm just too in love with paper. I'd probably have one helluva collection of great books on it, but not one would get read. I've tried to stray...and fail each time.

I have a kindle paper white, and it's always loaded with books. I love it when I go on trips by plane. I can bring a book for each day of vacation and not pay the weight or space penalty of physical books. It's also great to always have 50+ books waiting to be read, and having it all in a jacket pocket whenever I have some down time.

I still go to the library and make the most of my property taxes each year :)

bookworm 1
02-11-2015, 01:28 AM
I read book books and some e-books. What I tend to do is when I read one of my limited editions if an ebook is available and not to expensive I will buy the ebook and read it when I am on my break at work or out. Then just read from the limited at home.

Theli
02-11-2015, 02:26 AM
Very nice shelving units guys. Makes me ashamed to store my limited editions in my closet.

Plasticine
02-15-2015, 07:36 PM
David Schow's The Shaft just arrived yesterday from Centipede Press.

http://i.imgur.com/mk8LtKp.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/1TFCyKM.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/w9uARhV.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/RKTNXMG.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/hkODqeo.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/9KCpPMo.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/xNaKYmm.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/2n4UhDj.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/CUtmxml.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/oMUEuiX.jpg

I've been looking forward to this book for some time. I read about it when I first started collecting limited editions, and it lead me toward Centipede Press and other similarly high end presses. It's really a beautiful book. The slip cover was a surprise. It's like a slip case you'd find on a DVD or BluRay. It's glossy finish really makes the art pop (I didn't get a picture only because I felt like I would have too many "cover" pictures as it stood. The rest of the book is the same super high quality you'd expect from Centipede. It's worth every penny, and I couldn't be happier to finally add this edition to my collection. I can't wait to see how the James Herbert Rats collection turns out.

bugen
02-15-2015, 07:43 PM
I picked up this beauty as well. Thanks for posting such fantastic pics! Love the angles, clarity, composition... everything.

Plasticine
02-16-2015, 07:01 PM
Thank you. I'm glad you enjoy my pictures. I just wish I had the money to be able to take even more.

mhatchett
02-17-2015, 02:54 PM
Our first real snow of the year...And I got a snow day out of it LOL!! To celebrate, I'm posting a few titles I've recently picked up.
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mhatchett
02-17-2015, 04:36 PM
And the mailman just brought this. I'm trying to pick up older sci-fi titles that I read when I was younger and couldn't afford the hardbacks. I read my first "Bolo" title in an old Whitman Science fiction collection in almost made me cry. No mean feat in those days.
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jhanic
02-17-2015, 07:20 PM
I just got my UK slipcased limited (with King's facsimile signature) of Revival. I have #355 of the 500 printed. It was the last of the UK variants that I needed.

John

racerx45
02-18-2015, 12:40 AM
My out-of-print grab bag showed up today.

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Sock Monkey
02-18-2015, 01:00 AM
Got my grab bag today too. Mostly the same except instead of the SK Movie Trivia and Weak and Wounded, I got Kinsmen and Lucifer's Lottery. These are always a great deal.

mhatchett
02-18-2015, 12:34 PM
I rarely do the grab-bag thing anymore, it just never worls out for me finanically. Good books, but not ones I'm interested in. I'm happy for the folks who get good deals, but i'd rather apply my cash to titles I'll be excited to get.
Mike

Theli
02-18-2015, 05:44 PM
I rarely do the grab-bag thing anymore, it just never worls out for me finanically. Good books, but not ones I'm interested in. I'm happy for the folks who get good deals, but i'd rather apply my cash to titles I'll be excited to get.
Mike

I agree most of the time, though some specific grab bags I may jump on, like another Stephen King one, or an ARC one.

racerx45
02-19-2015, 02:51 AM
I agree most of the time, though some specific grab bags I may jump on, like another Stephen King one, or an ARC one.

I would love to have another ultimate SK grab bag!

Mike88
02-20-2015, 04:23 AM
Bookworm, That is an awesome pic. That is a bodacious set up. sorry I just watched Bill and teds excellant adventure. Truly though I really like it. cogratulatioms/

mhatchett
02-25-2015, 08:56 PM
Thrift store buys at lunch today. The copy of Killer Angels is an Easton edition published in 1996. Hard to find and expensive.
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jhanic
02-26-2015, 01:53 PM
I love Drake's Hammer Slammers books!

John

bsaenz24
02-26-2015, 02:08 PM
I love Drake's Hammer Slammers books!

John

I've had the Night Shade books collections for years now and have not read them. Gotta move them up on the list.

Theli
02-27-2015, 01:25 AM
Only Drake I've read was a pastiche of Robert E. Howard Cormac Mac Art, great read. Not as good as the master himself though.

mhatchett
02-27-2015, 01:14 PM
I enjoy Drake. My two favorite books are From the Heart of Darkness, Tor 1983 and Balefires, Nightshade, 2007. Both are short story collections and contain some of his best work. There is some overlap between the collections, but they're both pretty affordable, so I would probably pick up both if you're interested in his work. His Vietnam horror, weird fiction really struck a chord with me when I first read him. He served with the 11th ACR in Vietnam and Cambodia and collaborated with Karl Edward Wagner on several projects.

jhanic
02-28-2015, 01:14 AM
I served in Vietnam and have mild PTSD. I don't read (or watch movies) about Vietnam or any war. I end up with some nightmares at times.

John

bsaenz24
02-28-2015, 01:53 AM
I served in Vietnam and have mild PTSD. I don't read (or watch movies) about Vietnam or any war. I end up with some nightmares at times.

John


John, thank you for your service and I am very very sorry for what you have to suffer due to it.

Theli
02-28-2015, 08:21 AM
I enjoy Drake. My two favorite books are From the Heart of Darkness, Tor 1983 and Balefires, Nightshade, 2007. Both are short story collections and contain some of his best work. There is some overlap between the collections, but they're both pretty affordable, so I would probably pick up both if you're interested in his work. His Vietnam horror, weird fiction really struck a chord with me when I first read him. He served with the 11th ACR in Vietnam and Cambodia and collaborated with Karl Edward Wagner on several projects.

Interesting. Now that I think on it I'd read a couple other of his short stories in some anthologies, still have yet to read his horror work though. Thanks for the recommendation.

mhatchett
03-02-2015, 12:02 AM
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Spent the day cleaning up a bookcase I found this weekend.

Theli
03-02-2015, 06:42 AM
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Spent the day cleaning up a bookcase I found this weekend.
Very nice!

TacomaDiver
03-03-2015, 01:20 AM
And lastly - while not a purchase, I still think it's something fun.

This e-mail arrived this morning from someone we all might know:
16382

YAY!

Remember this?

My book finally arrived today (UPS was delayed due to weather. The book was even returned to Brian once as well.)

It is a PC signed copy of Doctor Sleep Such a beautiful edition! Thanks Cemetery Dance!!

Martin
03-03-2015, 03:11 AM
Remember this?

My book finally arrived today (UPS was delayed due to weather. The book was even returned to Brian once as well.)

It is a PC signed copy of Doctor Sleep Such a beautiful edition! Thanks Cemetery Dance!!

Fantastic addition, congratulations!

William J. Grabowski
03-03-2015, 09:48 AM
That would be a beauty!

bookworm 1
03-03-2015, 09:33 PM
Got my early readers books today. Nice selection. However I thought that there were 5 books in the grab bag. There were only 4. Not complaining because the titles were super. 2 already announced and 2 unannounced.....Well on unannounced an 1 that is available only in e-book. Very nice selection.

Plasticine
03-05-2015, 06:08 PM
I decided to add some anthologies to my collection. My first few purchases have recently shown up.

http://i.imgur.com/9I5gVZC.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/gKjretE.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/zD7f7Hp.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/rr6wakc.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Ujx2kNL.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/xFHPVWI.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Lx7KQyQ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/z59AzJm.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/sieWlQa.jpg

Plasticine
03-05-2015, 06:09 PM
http://i.imgur.com/WnMpSn5.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/1R70jo5.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/ZNy7mkH.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/9S4scpn.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Yw78K3i.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/FfroIjo.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/bfCVa9w.jpg

Extremely happy with both books. Really nice quality editions. I love the slipcase for Under the Fang. I do kind of wish the signatures were spread out over two pages, like Mondo Zombie. As it stands, they feel a bit cramped. I definitely want to add some more anthologies. I'd love a werewolf one, but not sure which one to go with. I'll definitely add both Skipp & Spector's Book of the Dead volume 1 and 2, but there's no way I can afford the limited for 1. The prices are simply insane.

Theli
03-07-2015, 11:37 PM
Nice adds Plasticine, I really want to get a copy of Under the Fang.

jhanic
03-09-2015, 06:18 PM
My latest:

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/Other_Proofs/CD%20Dark%20Tower%20Companion_zpstsya3qlx.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/Other_Proofs/CD%20Dark%20Tower%20Companion_zpstsya3qlx.jpg.html )

John

Plasticine
03-10-2015, 06:36 PM
Nice adds Plasticine, I really want to get a copy of Under the Fang.

Thanks. It's a really great book.

My copy of Stalkers showed up yesterday. I saw it in Menace's collection and thought it looked great. Once I decided to add some anthologies to my collection, I knew I had to get a copy. I kind of went overboard on taking pictures of it.

http://i.imgur.com/mEXpQ2F.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/zUlNnuq.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/TTPKiGa.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/3PHYCXb.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/ipfbtEL.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/MbbBYap.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/KtaGOR9.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/ySkrVSK.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/3hfkMrC.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/8C2KHJF.jpg

Plasticine
03-10-2015, 06:38 PM
http://i.imgur.com/lGw401i.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/KiokYiX.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/WwGocPX.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/jXIhNL0.jpg

Needless to say, i love the book. The art is spectacular. The cover image is so striking. Great edition.

TJCams
03-10-2015, 08:26 PM
Wow! That is one nice looking book for sure!

My latest came via the local used shop. Traded in some books for credit. I was able to grab a first edition of Carrie, a HC Koontz (Servants of Twilight). This place has a first edition It, and Pet Semetary as well - although....one of them is certainly first printing. He sure gets some quality books in on a regular basis.

Theli
03-10-2015, 10:15 PM
Nice grabs, especially if Carrie is a 1st/1st!

Great shots Plasticine, Stalkers looks great! Not many Antho's in my collection, might one day remedy that, but for now they're not my specific focus.

bugen
03-13-2015, 08:55 PM
I found me a little honey.

While probably not too impressive for the folks around here, this book may be the highlight of my collection, and a long time in finally getting my copy.

The collection started with 3 books, with the twin goals of luxury and permanence: Easton's Ender's Game, Subterranean's Hyperion, and Cemetery's gift edition of IT. I'm happy to have upgraded IT to the last version I'll ever need, beautifully bound in a supple black leather. If nothing else, that IT situation is now handled.

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Martin
03-13-2015, 08:57 PM
I found me a little honey.

While probably not too impressive for the folks around here, this book may be the highlight of my collection, and a long time in finally getting my copy.

The collection started with 3 books, with the twin goals of luxury and permanence: Easton's Ender's Game, Subterranean's Hyperion, and Cemetery's gift edition of IT. I'm happy to have upgraded IT to the last version I'll ever need, beautifully bound in a supple black leather. If nothing else, that IT situation is now handled.

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That is impressive no matter your company! Nice addition to any collection.

bugen
03-13-2015, 10:21 PM
Thank you Martin! They did such an amazing job with this book.

With IT and Doctor Sleep limiteds, and with the 6 Artist Edition Double-Day books when finished, I'm going to end up with a killer little collection of SK books from CD. They're already cooperating nicely.

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jhanic
03-14-2015, 12:22 AM
Very, very nice, bugen!

John

Sock Monkey
03-14-2015, 04:24 AM
Great add, bugen! I really like the family picture of the CD books.

frik51
03-14-2015, 05:14 PM
Not too impressive??? You bet IT is a very impressive book.
Love the photos you posted.
And like you, I'm looking forwards to a complete Artist Edition Doubleday King set.

sk

Theli
03-14-2015, 08:47 PM
I found me a little honey.

While probably not too impressive for the folks around here, this book may be the highlight of my collection, and a long time in finally getting my copy.

The collection started with 3 books, with the twin goals of luxury and permanence: Easton's Ender's Game, Subterranean's Hyperion, and Cemetery's gift edition of IT. I'm happy to have upgraded IT to the last version I'll ever need, beautifully bound in a supple black leather. If nothing else, that IT situation is now handled.

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Absolutely stunning, that is pretty much my holy grail. So yeah, damn impressive to me! Congrats!

Theli
03-14-2015, 08:48 PM
Thank you Martin! They did such an amazing job with this book.

With IT and Doctor Sleep limiteds, and with the 6 Artist Edition Double-Day books when finished, I'm going to end up with a killer little collection of SK books from CD. They're already cooperating nicely.

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They look fantastic together! Any luck matching numbers?

jigertz
03-15-2015, 03:15 AM
Just won an eBay auction for a new set of s/l Abarat I and II at an amazing price, especially since I have been considering them at Camelot for $600.

bugen
03-15-2015, 06:11 AM
Thank you guys. I see such awesome stuff around here I figured pics of this might have been posted to death, but it really is jockeying for position as my favorite book.


They look fantastic together! Any luck matching numbers?

No luck with the number on the IT purchase, but I did ask Cemetery to match the DD Artist Editions with Doctor Sleep before Carrie shipped so it's cool they'll be a matching set along with the sequel. I hope one day CD will look into a Firestarter and a Needful Things, and as long as I'm wishing Eyes of the Dragon, all of his short stories and a few more.

Plasticine
03-15-2015, 04:48 PM
Nice grabs, especially if Carrie is a 1st/1st!

Great shots Plasticine, Stalkers looks great! Not many Antho's in my collection, might one day remedy that, but for now they're not my specific focus.

Thanks. I just want to make the books look as cool and beautiful in my photos as I think they are.

Great additions Jhanic, Bugen and TJCams. Bugen, I think that edition of It is incredibly impressive. I would love to someday add a copy to my collection.

TacomaDiver
03-18-2015, 02:34 AM
No pictures - but I acquired a couple of new books via eBay recently -

American Gods 10th Anniversary Edition - signed by Neil Gaiman. One of those "whoops forgot to watch auction" items and still somehow got it at a great price.
Hornbook - Harlan Ellison - slowing acquiring a Harlan Ellison collection and found this hardcover at a great "best offer" price.

And then today a box from Cemetery Dance arrived (what, no more Uline boxes? :p ) -

Submerged - Thomas F Monteleone - #83 out of 750 copies. I've never ready anything by him before, but the price was right and it's a nice looking book.

jigertz
03-18-2015, 05:08 AM
So, this isn't a purchase. . . yet. I need opinions (meaning I need to hear other collectors agree with me that it's worth it to spend money I don't have). I have been looking for a lettered Thief of Always for years. I have never seen one for sale. There is one on Ebay, but the seller is asking $600, which is definitely high. This book is one of my grails. Only 26 of them, and, according to Barker's official site, they were reserved "for private distribution only." It is in mint condition--looks brand new. I should go for it, shouldn't I?

I know that if anybody will help me justify this purchase, it's all of you.

Sock Monkey
03-18-2015, 03:33 PM
So, this isn't a purchase. . . yet. I need opinions (meaning I need to hear other collectors agree with me that it's worth it to spend money I don't have). I have been looking for a lettered Thief of Always for years. I have never seen one for sale. There is one on Ebay, but the seller is asking $600, which is definitely high. This book is one of my grails. Only 26 of them, and, according to Barker's official site, they were reserved "for private distribution only." It is in mint condition--looks brand new. I should go for it, shouldn't I?

I know that if anybody will help me justify this purchase, it's all of you.

Well, I think it all comes down to whether the book is worth that amount to you. Or, in other words, will you be okay with spending that much on the book. I have no idea what a lettered edition of The Thief of Always typically goes for, but you do say that it is one of your grails so a little overspending wouldn't be out of the question. I did see that there is a "Best Offer" option on the listing so maybe you could shave a little off the price that way.

Good luck with the decision!

subie09lega
03-18-2015, 03:56 PM
Well, I think it all comes down to whether the book is worth that amount to you. Or, in other words, will you be okay with spending that much on the book. I have no idea what a lettered edition of The Thief of Always typically goes for, but you do say that it is one of your grails so a little overspending wouldn't be out of the question. I did see that there is a "Best Offer" option on the listing so maybe you could shave a little off the price that way.

Good luck with the decision!

I agree, it all comes down to what you think it's worth. Definitely go for a lower offer and save a bit for yourself, but if it's money you don't have then make sure you know how it'll be paid for in the near future. Looks like a cool edition.

jigertz
03-18-2015, 04:28 PM
You can all rest easy--I got it :)
Even got the seller to go down $100.

Sock Monkey
03-18-2015, 04:37 PM
Congratulations!:)

Theli
03-18-2015, 04:51 PM
You can all rest easy--I got it :)
Even got the seller to go down $100.

Very nice! Congrats!

jhanic
03-22-2015, 01:46 PM
This came in while I was gone:

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Publisher letter front:

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Publisher letter back:

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bugen
03-27-2015, 01:40 AM
This book has been written this whole time and I've never read it?!

I'd only progressed a third of the way into my e-copy before sprinting over to the bookstore to pick this up, which I'd passed over countless times. Great stuff!

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mhatchett
03-27-2015, 06:53 PM
Books and slipcases hurray!!
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Theli
03-28-2015, 04:48 PM
This book has been written this whole time and I've never read it?!

I'd only progressed a third of the way into my e-copy before sprinting over to the bookstore to pick this up, which I'd passed over countless times. Great stuff!

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Nice grab! I need to get a good copy of M.R. James short stories. I kinda like the Easton copies for the classic/gothic horror.

jhanic
03-30-2015, 07:30 PM
Just got my ARC for Dan Simmons' The Fifth Heart. $20.96!!!

John

Theli
03-31-2015, 05:53 PM
^Nice grab!

bugen
03-31-2015, 07:28 PM
This just in!

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Sock Monkey
03-31-2015, 07:39 PM
Very nice, bugen. I am sufficiently jealous!:)

mhatchett
03-31-2015, 09:33 PM
Nice add!

bugen
04-01-2015, 01:55 AM
Thank you guys! I'm trying to find the right spot on my shelves for it. Probably couched among my other favorite short story writers, some of which are trades. They've caused explosions of laughter and reduced me to tears, boiled my blood and turned me to stone in past, present and future. Of them all, Harlan Ellison is the only one to have ever knocked the wind out of me.

bookworm 1
04-01-2015, 11:03 AM
Nice add. I have the e-book. It was part of the Sub. Press bundle from humble bundle. Couldn't afford the limited right now. Congratulations.

mhatchett
04-01-2015, 05:33 PM
You might be interested in this one. The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark. I have a copy and it's very nice.
"Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 095739277X, Paperback)
In 1971, during the Christmas holiday period, the BBC broadcast a drama called The Stalls of Barchester, directed by former documentarist Lawrence Gordon Clark, and based on writer Montague Rhodes James' The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral. That 45-minute film, initially created to fill a festive programming slot, initiated a BBC tradition that ran for the next six years under the umbrella title of A Ghost Story for Christmas, which also established a link between the young director and that most quintessential of English ghost story writers. Here, for the first time, Lawrence Gordon Clark writes about his experiences in making these chilling supernatural vignettes at an exciting and creative time in the broadcasting corporation's existence. Included here are the very stories by M. R. James upon which the dramas were based prefaced with exclusive new introductions by the director, plus appendices."

bugen
04-01-2015, 06:07 PM
You might be interested in this one. The Christmas Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark."

Looks really interesting. Thanks for the heads-up!

Theli
04-01-2015, 09:29 PM
What a beautiful Harlan Ellison edition!

bugen
04-07-2015, 08:42 PM
A king must win. The rest is dust.

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slayn666
04-08-2015, 02:53 AM
Damn that's slick.

Theli
04-08-2015, 08:47 AM
A king must win. The rest is dust.

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Very nice!

bugen
04-09-2015, 10:50 PM
Thanks guys. This one has a traycase material I'm not sure I'm familiar with. It appears almost like a reflective, textured type of denim that's hard to see in the picture, but still has a hardened feel. I think there may have only been one piece of artwork within, but it's really cool. I'll check it out in more detail this weekend and post a couple of pics.

slayn666
04-10-2015, 02:50 AM
There should be at least two interior pieces, at least according to the product page.

mhatchett
04-13-2015, 02:09 PM
A nice delivery from Camelotbooks. The more I deal with them, the more pleased I am. The others I picked uplast week. The Barker is an ARC, the puzzle box came with it. A gift from a friend. I almost have the box opened.....LOL!
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Sock Monkey
04-14-2015, 03:27 AM
Nice adds. I was looking at those Fursey books a while back. They look interesting. I also agree about Camelot Books. I've had nothing but pleasant experiences with them.

mhatchett
04-14-2015, 12:13 PM
Thanks! I'm really looking forward to reading the Fursey books. I love the cover art. I've read some good reviews. And really, how can you pass on a book about a stammering exorcist? I have the entire Mayberry trilogy now, so at some point I'll binge read them. Kim and Tony are great, real book people!

Plasticine
04-14-2015, 05:27 PM
I made a couple of recent purchases. First up is the limited hardcover of Slowly We Rot by Bryan Smith. I've always enjoyed his work, but this book was simply amazing. Probably the best zombie novel I've read in a good long time, even though the zombie action is pretty low key. It's more about surviving the end of the world and the emotional and mental strain it takes. Before I finished the ebook edition, I knew I had to add the Thunderstorm hardcover to my collection.

http://i.imgur.com/AxT5ZU9.jpg

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This was actually my first Thunderstorm book and I'm really happy with the quality. The graphic only spine is neat, the paper quality is high, the black leather is great and the end papers are absolutely gorgeous. Really happy I managed to grab it before they sold out. I'm definitely interested in tracking down some of their other Smith books, in particular Rock and Roll Reform School Zombies.

Plasticine
04-14-2015, 05:35 PM
My second purchase was Red Sky by Nate Southard. I actually managed to pick this one up at a cool local bookstore. I've read two other books by Nate and have decided to start collecting his stuff. He's really a great writer that manages to bring a unique spin to pretty standard horror scenarios.

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No special end papers this time, but still a might fine looking edition from Thunderstorm. The red leather is particularly striking. Again the graphic only spine stands out and is really well done. Really looking forward to adding more of their editions to my collection.

Theli
04-14-2015, 09:21 PM
Nice adds. I think the more recent Thunderstorm releases have been top notch quality.

Sock Monkey
04-15-2015, 04:52 AM
Nice adds, Plasticine! Glad to hear that Slowly We Rot is a good read. I'm a little backlogged on my Thunderstorm Books reading, but I'm hoping to get to it soon.

I also agree with you about Nate Southard. I've quickly become a fan of his work. I picked up the limited edition of Pale Horses, which I also hope to get to soon. So many books, so little reading time! I'm starting to feel like that guy in that old Twilight Zone episode! :)

Plasticine
04-28-2015, 06:26 PM
Some new adds. First another Nate Southard title. Lights Out was the first of his books I read, so I thought I'd get the limited hardcover. Thunderstorm gave the book a pretty straightforward presentation without a ton of bells and whistles. No dust jacket, no fancy end papers and it's not numbered. Fine for the price I paid, but definitely not worth a big collectors premium.

http://i.imgur.com/NKsiuLo.jpg

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Next up is Johnny Gruesome by Gregory Lamberson. I had this book on my Kindle forever, but saw the hardcover when I picked up Red Sky by Nate Southard. I immediately fell in love with the EC Comics style presentation, so I decided to finally read the book and see if it was worth adding to my collection. It's a fun, fast-paced book and definitely suits the cool edition Bad Moon Books came up with for it. I got it for $30 and it feels like an absolute steal.

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Plasticine
04-28-2015, 06:33 PM
Finally, I decided to get the Bernie Wrightson illustrated edition of Frankenstein. I was a bit worried about the quality since it was put together by a comic book publisher, but I shouldn't have. This mammoth cloth bound hardcover is gorgeous. The materials are all top notch and they make Wrightson's art absolutely pop off the page. It's a really gorgeous trade edition worth adding if you're a fan of Wrightson.

http://i.imgur.com/6cdgJFz.jpg

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Sock Monkey
04-28-2015, 06:43 PM
Some new adds. First another Nate Southard title. Lights Out was the first of his books I read, so I thought I'd get the limited hardcover. Thunderstorm gave the book a pretty straightforward presentation without a ton of bells and whistles. No dust jacket, no fancy end papers and it's not numbered.

Nice adds! It looks like the edition of Lights Out from Thunderstorm is from their Hard Rain line, which was a budget alternative to the Black Voltage line. I believe they did do a Black Voltage edition, though I don't know readily available it is on the secondary market.

Keeping on the Nate Southard topic, Sinister Grin is going to be releasing a limited edition of Scavengers this year. I've never picked up a book from them before. Anybody have any feedback as to their quality?

Sock Monkey
04-28-2015, 06:45 PM
Finally, I decided to get the Bernie Wrightson illustrated edition of Frankenstein. I was a bit worried about the quality since it was put together by a comic book publisher, but I shouldn't have. This mammoth cloth bound hardcover is gorgeous. The materials are all top notch and they make Wrightson's art absolutely pop off the page. It's a really gorgeous trade edition worth adding if you're a fan of Wrightson.

http://i.imgur.com/6cdgJFz.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/r701V08.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/w4prbzM.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/4Sqa0NS.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/YFv7U6I.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/FvKO3Mz.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/CquCz7v.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/WROgZHG.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/c3GONvW.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/D9auRiz.jpg

I love Bernie Wrightson's art!

Dan Hocker
04-28-2015, 07:01 PM
Finally, I decided to get the Bernie Wrightson illustrated edition of Frankenstein. I was a bit worried about the quality since it was put together by a comic book publisher, but I shouldn't have. This mammoth cloth bound hardcover is gorgeous. The materials are all top notch and they make Wrightson's art absolutely pop off the page. It's a really gorgeous trade edition worth adding if you're a fan of Wrightson.

http://i.imgur.com/6cdgJFz.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/r701V08.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/w4prbzM.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/4Sqa0NS.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/YFv7U6I.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/FvKO3Mz.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/CquCz7v.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/WROgZHG.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/c3GONvW.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/D9auRiz.jpg

I love my copy of this. It's a awesome book.

Plasticine
04-29-2015, 03:01 AM
Nice adds! It looks like the edition of Lights Out from Thunderstorm is from their Hard Rain line, which was a budget alternative to the Black Voltage line. I believe they did do a Black Voltage edition, though I don't know readily available it is on the secondary market.

Keeping on the Nate Southard topic, Sinister Grin is going to be releasing a limited edition of Scavengers this year. I've never picked up a book from them before. Anybody have any feedback as to their quality?

Thank you.

I didn't know Thunderstorm did two editions. Their website only lists one, but then their website isn't very helpful for their old editions. I think I'll keep an eye out for the more deluxe edition later on. The "budget" version will do for now.

I have Scavengers on pre-order at Camelot. I'm definitely curious about the quality of the book. There isn't much in the way of details about what exactly I ordered. I know it'll be a signed hardcover, but that leaves a lot to the imagination. Sinister Grin also did a signed hardcover of Southard's Slab City Event, which I want to get as well. I guess that will depend on how Scavengers turns out.

slayn666
04-29-2015, 04:06 AM
I didn't know Thunderstorm did two editions. Their website only lists one, but then their website isn't very helpful for their old editions. I think I'll keep an eye out for the more deluxe edition later on. The "budget" version will do for now.


The weird part is that the version listed is actually the Black Voltage edition, which is the deluxe one. I think Paul did did the cheaper versions (which are still quite nice) for a lot of the earlier titles, but has stopped for various reasons.

As far as Scavengers and Sinister Grin titles in general, they make pretty nice books, equivalent to what CD publishes at similar price points, though they do tend to be somewhat smaller physically.

Sock Monkey
04-29-2015, 04:33 AM
Thanks for the Sinister Grin feedback, Slayn. I just might have to join Plasticine in a preorder for Scavengers.

In regards to the Hard Rain editions, the books that were made in both Black Voltage and Hard Rain are listed under the Black Voltage section in Thunderstorm ' s gallery page. If you click on the title, it's page will list both books with their respective print runs and price points. I agree that their site can be confusing in regards to the different versions of books they've produced. I think Dead of Night by William Ollie was produced in four different versions, but the site only lists one. I only stumbled on the above info as I cruised their site.

As far as the Hard Rain books themselves, I haven't seen one except in pictures, but I did see a full set on Thunderstorm ' s Facebook page and they are look pretty cool as a set. More uniform spines than the Black Voltage versions.

Plasticine, since you're a Southard fan, Thunderstorm also did a limited of Pale Horses, which is pretty nice and supposed to be a great read.

Plasticine
04-29-2015, 06:55 PM
The Thunderstorm page is different. For some reason when I last checked it out, I just got larger images of the book covers when I clicked on them. Right now, it's actually quite useful for most of the books. It looks like there's still quite a few that have no additional details at all. For instance, I'd love to know more about the lettered edition of Bryan Smith's Rock and Roll Reform School Zombies. I can't find anything about that book anywhere.

Thanks, slayn666 for the Sinister Grin feedback. It's nice to hear something positive about their hardcovers. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing how Scavengers turns out.

Sock Monkey, I'm definitely in the market for the Thunderstorm edition of Pale Horses. I found a copy that's still reasonably priced. Hopefully it sticks around for a couple of weeks. I unfortunately don't have the funds to snag it right now. Never enough money with this hobby.

jhanic
04-30-2015, 06:13 PM
I finally received my signed numbered copy of Jack Ketchum's The Girl Next Door. It was misdirected by the Post Office.

John

Theli
04-30-2015, 11:27 PM
Good to hear, John!

mhatchett
05-01-2015, 06:27 PM
My thrift store haul today. The poster is AWSOME! $15.00 form Goodwill. the books are just reading copies, except the Cornwell Post-Mortem, which is a fair copy, signed 1st edition. I'm popping that up on ebay. Nice trip, all and all. i really love the poster.
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jhanic
05-02-2015, 03:44 PM
Promotional broadside (1500 copies)

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/Other_items/Finders%20Keepers%20promo_zpsqxkxg9ud.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/Other_items/Finders%20Keepers%20promo_zpsqxkxg9ud.jpg.html)

John

bugen
05-02-2015, 11:03 PM
Practicing... one day I hope to start a collection thread just like a real boy.

Just received the Whelan artist edition this morning, practically free with the Grant Talisman/Black House

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bugen
05-02-2015, 11:06 PM
Dark Tower continued:

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bugen
05-02-2015, 11:08 PM
continued:

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I have endless respect for those of you who post entire, drool-worthy collections. It's a lot of work, so thank you guys a million times.

Martin
05-03-2015, 12:24 AM
Practicing... one day I hope to start a collection thread just like a real boy.

Just received the Whelan artist edition this morning, practically free with the Grant Talisman/Black House

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Stunning!

frik51
05-03-2015, 10:18 AM
Gorgeous book: love it!
Congratulations.

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Theli
05-04-2015, 06:20 AM
Very nice, bugen! I need to get that edition as well. Might jump on that Grant deal too.

Plasticine
05-04-2015, 12:35 PM
Great add, bugen. Beautiful looking book.

mhatchett
05-05-2015, 05:36 PM
Was off today. Hit a plant sale at a local high school and then checked out a couple of thrift stores. All pretty intersting, to me anyway, some read and trades, the hit is the Robots and Spaceships book by Taschen, a keeper for sure. Pictured with todays finds is Gracey Grey, the bookhound.
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slayn666
05-06-2015, 01:02 AM
The Folio Society edition of Dune is waiting for me at home but I won't be there until Friday. There is no god.

Theli
05-06-2015, 04:40 AM
The Folio Society edition of Dune is waiting for me at home but I won't be there until Friday. There is no god.

Nice! Gonna snap us some shots when you finally get it in your hands?

Plasticine
05-06-2015, 02:57 PM
Folio Society produces some gorgeous looking books, and their edition of Dune looks to be no exception. There's quite a few of their editions I would love to add to my collection. I hope you post pics when you finally get it.

Theli
05-06-2015, 09:21 PM
Folio Society produces some gorgeous looking books, and their edition of Dune looks to be no exception. There's quite a few of their editions I would love to add to my collection. I hope you post pics when you finally get it.

I'm torn on Folios. I often like the look of them, but the rarely seem to maintain value, at least not historically.

mhatchett
05-06-2015, 09:56 PM
Dune is one of my Favorite books. I have a copy of the 2nd ed Chilton and the Easton Press. Slayin have you read the Luke Scull Grim Company books?

slayn666
05-07-2015, 12:16 AM
In order:

Theli: Absolutely. I've also finished setting up my bookshelves, so pics of those will be uploaded this weekend as well.

Theli again: They don't hold value because in most cases they're nothing more than a really fancy edition of an otherwise readily available book. At least with Easton Press editions, you'll often get a signature to go along with your fancy edition, but that's just not the case for FS.

mhatchett: I've read the first one, and have the sequel sitting in my TBR pile. Why do you ask?

mhatchett
05-07-2015, 12:42 AM
Slayin,
Well, I know you like Fantasy and I'm reading the sequel myself. Just wanted to make sure you didn't miss out on a couple of good books.

bugen
05-07-2015, 02:54 AM
Thanks guys! Grant has a pretty good deal going on for Talisman/Black House if you choose the option to include The Dark Tower (7) as well:

https://secure.grantbooks.com/z-sk-dt-7.html

I thought it to be a super-nice set - was extremely happy unboxing these!

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Julzz
05-07-2015, 04:24 AM
Received my signed copy of American Psycho from Easton Press. Can't wait to read it, there are no illustrations, but overall I'm pretty excited.
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Theli
05-07-2015, 06:38 AM
In order:

Theli: Absolutely. I've also finished setting up my bookshelves, so pics of those will be uploaded this weekend as well.

Theli again: They don't hold value because in most cases they're nothing more than a really fancy edition of an otherwise readily available book. At least with Easton Press editions, you'll often get a signature to go along with your fancy edition, but that's just not the case for FS.

mhatchett: I've read the first one, and have the sequel sitting in my TBR pile. Why do you ask?

I only actually only own one signed Easton, but several unsigned. I think they've begun focusing on signed editions more lately, and they seem to be significantly more valuable than their unsigned brethren. Folios are fantastic editions though, and some seem to maintain value, though it seems to be the more recent printings. My guess is less limitation in printing/more availablity is what affects the price, as well as the cloth versus leather binding. Still both are much better than your average trade hardcover. That said, I have one fantastic Folio edition, and there are still a few more I'd like to add, Dune may be one of them.

slayn666
05-11-2015, 06:48 PM
For what it's worth, Dune has gone into a second printing.

Julzz
05-13-2015, 02:50 AM
Received the set of A Simple Plan and The Ruins. They look great together. Would've been nice if a slip-case was an option although I do understand that it would've bump up the cost in production. A Simple Plan has got nice foiling where the blue changes depending on how it catches light. Got a nice smell to it too. Smells like some of my recent EP books. Hard to describe, almost something like vanilla, I don't know what it is could be the gilding or the paper but I like it. A Simple Plan looks simple but if you look at the detail from the unique blue foiling and the silver gilding is the best one of the two.

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Sock Monkey
05-13-2015, 04:46 AM
I agree, they are both great looking books! I keep going back and forth on which one I like the most.

Theli
05-13-2015, 04:06 PM
Both books are stunning. I think I like A Simple Plan most of the first batch of Lettered Editions, the white leather is just pure class to me.

Sock Monkey
05-14-2015, 11:38 PM
Went on a micro-spending spree today. Used three of my Early Reader coupons for Brothers by Gorman and Chizmar, Bad Bratwurst , and What Rough Beast. I've been really enjoying the White Noise chapbooks so I'm glad I stumbled upon those two on the site.

TJCams
05-15-2015, 12:52 PM
Went on a micro-spending spree today. Used three of my Early Reader coupons for Brothers by Gorman and Chizmar, Bad Bratwurst , and What Rough Beast. I've been really enjoying the White Noise chapbooks so I'm glad I stumbled upon those two on the site.

Nice - I haven't used any of mine.......yet. Haven't really shopped too hard yet though.

TacomaDiver
05-15-2015, 07:00 PM
Picked up my very first Cemetery Dance lettered edition. Even though there were aspects of the book that bugged me (diving inaccuracies specifically,) I did enjoy Submerged, and found one on eBay at a really good price. And while it's not that much different than the regular signed version, it is still a very sweet looking book.

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TacomaDiver
05-15-2015, 07:20 PM
And while not specifically a new purchase (and one that a few of you have,) I did want to show off my copy of Hugh Howey's Wool from Subterranean Press. I have heard a few people getting different numbers in their set (maybe they didn't buy directly?) but all three books that I received had the same number.

What I like about mine is that I also got mine signed by the artist - Jason Gurley. These books are how I discovered that Jason is not only an artist, he's a writer too, and one morning I accidentally discovered that he was going to be up in my area (albeit a two hour or so drive north,) I went up to where he was and got him to sign the Wool books and one of his novels. (Jason mentioned that he had one signed one other set of Wool and that was from a reader in Argentina who sent his books up to Portland to be signed.)

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His most recent novel Eleanor has been picked up by a major publisher and will be released in January. Jason usually writes speculative futuristic fiction, but Eleanor is a different kind of story. One that he has said is his most personal and took him about thirteen years to write. If you're looking for someone new, I'd recommend some of his short story collections.

I'd love to see one (or all) of his collections receive a nice Cemetery Dance edition. HINT HINT.

frik51
05-15-2015, 08:13 PM
Awesome!
I especially love the Submerged lettered.
Thanks for sharing.

sk

TacomaDiver
05-15-2015, 08:33 PM
It is a really nice book. The same seller had matching letters of A Simple Plan and The Ruins that is so so so tempting.

jhanic
05-19-2015, 03:33 PM
My latest (an anniversary present to myself) the UK proof of Finders Keepers:

Front:

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/UK%20Finders%20Keepers%20proof%20front%20-%20Copy_zpsaq3fi37d.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/UK%20Finders%20Keepers%20proof%20front%20-%20Copy_zpsaq3fi37d.jpg.html)

Back:

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It is numbered, but I am not divulging the number. There was no limitation.

John

TJCams
05-19-2015, 04:02 PM
I stopped into a local bookstore (Coles - part of the Indigo/Chapters chain), and low and behold - they had Scarlet Gospels on the shelf - even though the release date isn't until today (May 19th).

I brought this up to the clerk at the store, and they told me in most cases there aren't really any embargos in place on when they can actually put the books on the shelf? I guess it depends on the author, publisher, etc. So, it made for a nice long weekend, even though I didn't start it yet. (Victoria Day in Canada yesterday).

slayn666
05-20-2015, 01:25 AM
The last time I can remember an embargo being strictly enforced was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Most of the chain stores aren't going to break the release date for best-sellers, but that's mostly out of habit because there's really no penalty for doing so.

Highbury
05-21-2015, 01:37 AM
The Chapters group of stores have a tendency these days to put the book out when it arrives. I've seen some out 3 weeks before release date.

TacomaDiver
05-21-2015, 02:53 AM
Yesterday, a book came that has been proving to be a bit more elusive than one would expect (although, I haven't looked super hard for it either) and after Powell's failed me, I finally located a copy on eBay and it's in really great condition.

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I've been on a bit of an Ellison kick this year, so this is the latest to add to my every growing Ellison shelf.

RonClinton
05-21-2015, 06:08 AM
What I like about mine is that I also got mine signed by the artist - Jason Gurley.

Nice -- it was the dj art that ultimately sold me on the set, rather than opting for the cheaper trade paperbacks for my first encounter with Howey's work.

Lincoln
05-21-2015, 09:38 PM
Latest purchase, arrived yesterday. Really like the dj art on this one.

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Martin
05-21-2015, 10:28 PM
Latest purchase, arrived yesterday. Really like the dj art on this one.

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Very nice!

Theli
05-22-2015, 09:36 AM
Latest purchase, arrived yesterday. Really like the dj art on this one.

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Killer add!

mhatchett
05-22-2015, 01:29 PM
Another thrift store run yesterday. Lots of good military history! Have a great weekend all!
Mike
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TJCams
05-22-2015, 03:03 PM
Love the finds at the thrift stores/used shops....

I'll be stopping at some point this weekend and see what I can find.

jhanic
05-22-2015, 05:33 PM
Just got it! Other than the crease on the front cover, it's immaculate:

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/Other_items/Rage_zps9kxwo3f4.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/Other_items/Rage_zps9kxwo3f4.jpg.html)

John

frik51
05-22-2015, 05:59 PM
very nice, John.
I bet that one didn't come cheap!

sk

jhanic
05-22-2015, 06:20 PM
very nice, John.
I bet that one didn't come cheap!

sk

You got that right! But I didn't pay that much given the condition.

John

Dave1442397
05-22-2015, 07:49 PM
My pre-ordered signed copy of Neal Stephenson's Seveneves arrived today! It's next on the reading pile once I'm done with The Deep, by Nick Cutter.

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Martin
05-23-2015, 02:58 AM
Just got it! Other than the crease on the front cover, it's immaculate:

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/Other_items/Rage_zps9kxwo3f4.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/Other_items/Rage_zps9kxwo3f4.jpg.html)

John

Fantastic addition!

RonClinton
05-23-2015, 08:12 PM
I picked this one up as well; received it a few weeks ago. I've never read this infamous work, so this'll be a nice way to (carefully) read it for the first time.


Received my signed copy of American Psycho from Easton Press. Can't wait to read it, there are no illustrations, but overall I'm pretty excited.
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Julzz
05-28-2015, 03:25 AM
Just received a copy of Floating Dragon. I've never read it so I'm really looking forward to it. It's a nice book CD really did a nice job with this. Also picked up Daemonologie of King James.

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Sock Monkey
05-28-2015, 05:17 AM
Just received a copy of Floating Dragon. I've never read it so I'm really looking forward to it. It's a nice book CD really did a nice job with this. Also picked up Daemonologie of King James.

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o282/YourBoiJulz/Books/Cemetery%20Dance/_MG_0206_zpse47btjag.jpg
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Nice adds. I'm still kicking myself for not picking up a lettered edition of Floating Dragon when it was announced. It's a great book so count me as jealous! ☺

Theli
05-28-2015, 03:50 PM
Very nice grabs Julzz!

Julzz
05-28-2015, 04:19 PM
Thanks guys. But now I'm really falling behind on my TBR pile. I do really admire everyone's collections in the other thread. Had me drooling on some of the books you guys have.

Martin
05-29-2015, 02:26 AM
Just received a copy of Floating Dragon. I've never read it so I'm really looking forward to it. It's a nice book CD really did a nice job with this. Also picked up Daemonologie of King James.

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o282/YourBoiJulz/Books/Cemetery%20Dance/_MG_0206_zpse47btjag.jpg
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Very nice!

TacomaDiver
05-30-2015, 03:22 AM
Today I was greeted by a very strange - but somehow official - looking package.
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It could have only been one thing - my fancy Folio Society edition of Dune!
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(I'm assuming that I somehow got a 1st edition since there is no edition number on the copyright page.)

It's a pretty nice looking book and I love the work. I'm not certain if it's worth the price being charged, but hey, it's only money. (Besides, I've purchased 5 covers of the new Jem comic for the girlfriend, so it balances out, right?)

Julzz
05-30-2015, 06:12 PM
Congrats on the purchase of Dune. It's one of my favourites. I own several books from Folio and a couple of their "Fine" editions as well as several of their LE's and they are all top quality made from the best materials IMO. Their customer service is impeccable. Did you also get a poster with this? For me the price is too high (maybe due to the Herbert estate) so I'll wait until it goes on sale or maybe obtain it through the secondary market. Although I am still tempted to get this and they just came out with A Wrinkle In Time with an introductory price of 10% off so who knows, might just do a payment plan or something lol.

TacomaDiver
05-31-2015, 12:38 AM
Congrats on the purchase of Dune. It's one of my favourites. I own several books from Folio and a couple of their "Fine" editions as well as several of their LE's and they are all top quality made from the best materials IMO. Their customer service is impeccable. Did you also get a poster with this? For me the price is too high (maybe due to the Herbert estate) so I'll wait until it goes on sale or maybe obtain it through the secondary market. Although I am still tempted to get this and they just came out with A Wrinkle In Time with an introductory price of 10% off so who knows, might just do a payment plan or something lol.

This was my first Folio edition book. There are few others that I would like to own, but they aren't must haves.

I did get the poster! I actually thought that they had forgot about it (and I thought what the posted was packed in was just a spacer chunk of cardboard - nope) but they packed it. Glad I didn't freak out. The GF loved the bonus free journal and note cards (I asked if she wanted them when I ordered the book and she wasn't too impressed and said she would pass. But she still took them.)


Here's something that I picked up today - not books but equally fun (and hopefully books won't become as rare and/or niche as these) - while camping last weekend, I got to talking with a friend of a friend and somehow we got onto the subject of LaserDiscs (anyone else remember these?) Long story short, I was offered of these for free which I picked up this morning:

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There are approximately 120 movies; some I already own, but most I don't. And they all seem to be in pretty great condition.

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Plus he gave me a player which I just fired up to see if it even works. Which it does AND it's a double sided player too - that was a surprise. You kids and your DVDs and Blurays don't know how good you have it. :)

Scoogs
05-31-2015, 08:33 PM
Nice, I ordered the Folio Dune as well and also received the poster.
I'm a sucker for any nice editions of Dune and thought they did a great job with this one. It's nice to see some new artwork for a change.

RonClinton
06-01-2015, 02:16 AM
I've never read DUNE but have intended to for a very long time...am thinking about picking up the B&N leatherette edition...perhaps not quite as nice as the Folio edition (which I did give some thought to) but still nice, I think, and considerably cheaper.

mhatchett
06-01-2015, 11:10 AM
Dune is one of my favorite books. Not a fan of the "series", I really think it was meant to be a stand alone. The 2nd and 3rd were OK, Dune Messiah, Children of Dune, but neither had the punch, the thrill of Dune. I re-read every few years. Dune, The Stars my Destination, Starship Troopers, these titles set the bar for Science Fiction for me anyway. Great Book, enjoy it!

TJCams
06-01-2015, 08:00 PM
I have Dune in pb, and may bring it with me camping this weekend. I also want to get my hands on Seveneves as it looks like a really cool story.

mhatchett
06-02-2015, 06:04 PM
Package came in from Centipede Press today. Plus I picked up the two Fantasy novels, lots of reading on tap this week!
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subie09lega
06-02-2015, 06:42 PM
Very cool, I've been waiting for my Rats set.

Theli
06-04-2015, 03:50 PM
Nice grabs, Mike!

Julzz
06-06-2015, 10:46 PM
Finally received the 2 book's I pre-ordered through B&N The Water Knife & Seveneves both signed. Needless to say I wasn't too pleased in the condition Seveneves arrived in. Some papers internally were folded or slightly ripped. But these are the risk we take when ordering through a big box store. Too much of a hassle to return since I live in Canada, will just have to suck it up. Also received Is There A Demon In You? Started reading it already and so far so good. Enjoying it so far. Will probably follow up with The Water Knife once I finish this.
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jhanic
06-07-2015, 04:43 PM
Finally received the 2 book's I pre-ordered through B&N The Water Knife & Seveneves both signed. Needless to say I wasn't too pleased in the condition Seveneves arrived in. Some papers internally were folded or slightly ripped. But these are the risk we take when ordering through a big box store. Too much of a hassle to return since I live in Canada, will just have to suck it up. Also received Is There A Demon In You? Started reading it already and so far so good. Enjoying it so far. Will probably follow up with The Water Knife once I finish this.
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o282/YourBoiJulz/Books/_MG_0238_zpsumpz62i6.jpg

I would at least call B&N and voice my displeasure. Who knows, they may send you a replacement copy!

John

TacomaDiver
06-07-2015, 05:44 PM
Based on a few of my experiences with B&N they won't care if you're unhappy. It's unfortunate. Maybe you'll have better luck than I have had.

Plasticine
06-10-2015, 04:28 AM
I'm infested with Rats thanks to Jerad at Centipede Press.

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Plasticine
06-10-2015, 04:29 AM
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Plasticine
06-10-2015, 04:30 AM
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Theli
06-10-2015, 06:32 AM
Very nice! Your photography really sells the set.

bookworm 1
06-10-2015, 07:10 PM
That is a beautiful set of books.

bugen
06-11-2015, 04:15 AM
Don't Panic. It's just a nice Scotch.

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Julzz
06-12-2015, 04:54 AM
Couple of books came in this week.
I Wake Up Screaming
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DARK DELICACIES: ORIGINAL TALES OF TERROR AND THE MACABRE
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Julzz
06-12-2015, 04:56 AM
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Theli
06-12-2015, 02:24 PM
More fantastic additions. Dark Delicacies looks fantastic. I also picked up I Wake Up Screaming relatively recently as well.

Bugen: Love that edition of Hitchhiker's Guide was just discussing it with a stranger on the bus yesterday.

jhanic
06-12-2015, 06:16 PM
My latest. It's from the UK and considered a "flipbook". I've stolen jonp's picture from TDT.org to illustrate the size in relation to the US edition of Misery. The flipbook is 702 very thin pages.

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/Other_items/UK%20Misery%20flipbook_zpsv4olqkq6.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/Other_items/UK%20Misery%20flipbook_zpsv4olqkq6.jpg.html)

Thanks for getting me this, Jon!

John

TJCams
06-12-2015, 07:48 PM
Finally received the 2 book's I pre-ordered through B&N The Water Knife & Seveneves both signed. Needless to say I wasn't too pleased in the condition Seveneves arrived in. Some papers internally were folded or slightly ripped. But these are the risk we take when ordering through a big box store. Too much of a hassle to return since I live in Canada, will just have to suck it up. Also received Is There A Demon In You? Started reading it already and so far so good. Enjoying it so far. Will probably follow up with The Water Knife once I finish this.
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o282/YourBoiJulz/Books/_MG_0238_zpsumpz62i6.jpg

The Water Knife and Seveneves are high on my want list.

Did you order thru B & N because Seveneves is signed? I am in Canada as well and Chapters usually has great prices, especially if you have the Plum Rewards.

Also - love the Rats!!!

Martin
06-12-2015, 07:57 PM
My latest. It's from the UK and considered a "flipbook". I've stolen jonp's picture from TDT.org to illustrate the size in relation to the US edition of Misery. The flipbook is 702 very thin pages.

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/Other_items/UK%20Misery%20flipbook_zpsv4olqkq6.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/Other_items/UK%20Misery%20flipbook_zpsv4olqkq6.jpg.html)

Thanks for getting me this, Jon!

John

Way cool, I had never heard of this item before. Does it contain the complete text?

jhanic
06-12-2015, 10:27 PM
Way cool, I had never heard of this item before. Does it contain the complete text?

Yes. It's really kind of neat. It's one of 12 novels printed so far by www.flipbooks.com.

John

jhanic
06-12-2015, 10:31 PM
I just tried that flipbook site and got a message it's under construction. Strange.

John

Theli
06-12-2015, 11:18 PM
Yes. It's really kind of neat. It's one of 12 novels printed so far by www.flipbooks.com.

John

Sweet, thanks for the link. Was considering how to acquire on myself after seeing it in Jon's collection over at TDT.org.

Edit:

I just tried that flipbook site and got a message it's under construction. Strange.

John

Ah, nuts...

bugen
06-13-2015, 12:15 AM
Thanks as always for posting the great pics of the great books guys. I managed to find a limited of Dark Delicacies, a superb anthology! And the first two Rats books were great as well but haven't got to the final yet - it's a rainy day save for me since I know I'll enjoy it so much.

Would love to hear what you guys think of Seveneves.

Julzz
06-13-2015, 03:59 AM
The Water Knife and Seveneves are high on my want list.

Did you order thru B & N because Seveneves is signed? I am in Canada as well and Chapters usually has great prices, especially if you have the Plum Rewards.

Also - love the Rats!!!
Yes for a few bucks more might as well get the signed edition :). Chapters do have great deals from time to time I just wished they have more "signed" editions like B&N. Speaking of which, you can pre-order Neil Gaiman's new novelette through chapters for $58.31 cad compared to Subterranean at I think was $75 us plus shipping. http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/the-truth-is-a-cave/9780062332103-item.html



Thanks as always for posting the great pics of the great books guys. I managed to find a limited of Dark Delicacies, a superb anthology! And the first two Rats books were great as well but haven't got to the final yet - it's a rainy day save for me since I know I'll enjoy it so much.

Would love to hear what you guys think of Seveneves.

Unfortunately I still have a few books I'd like to get through before I start Seveneves, Water Knife being one of them and American Psycho so it is not high on my TBR. I'd like to get around Dark Delicacies too as I find myself reading a lot of anthologies lately.

Got a few books coming in from the Folio Society so I'm super stoked about that and a book I got from ebay that I've been trying to get for a while. Of course will post the obligatory pics once obtained ;)

racerx45
06-16-2015, 12:44 AM
I added these today, Bernie Wrightson The Stand Portfolio. The Artist Edition, #5 of 15, and the Limited Edition, #2 of 40.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/lvNRaDGtwT_5CJ1HE9ks9FDqaK3AFRxOQGXGIZp12Ug=w800-h484-no

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/jK4F4A_iFndLv5WK5H95wlGCcDlq1g5zQe86RV_MU5A=w800-h451-no

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/kWL2F8ySlbmf9gOIZ2wZFuI_iu1cdAFJduBt55683pc=w800-h506-no

mhatchett
06-16-2015, 12:11 PM
Very nice!

jhanic
06-16-2015, 12:59 PM
Nice! I wondered what that new portfolio would look like. Is it a heavier grade of paper than the original?

John

Theli
06-16-2015, 03:20 PM
Looks great, indeed!

frik51
06-16-2015, 03:43 PM
Love love love these editions.
I wish I had some money to spare...

sk

racerx45
06-17-2015, 04:40 AM
Very nice!


Looks great, indeed!


Love love love these editions.
I wish I had some money to spare...

sk

Thanks all


Nice! I wondered what that new portfolio would look like. Is it a heavier grade of paper than the original?

John

Yes I think so but I have not had a chance to put them side be side. I'll let you know how they look together next week.

Julzz
06-18-2015, 05:03 AM
Well I know I'm late in the game for this but finally got my hands on NOS4A2. I know IDW is coming out with one as well through Subterranean still on the fence with that one. Maybe someday if I'm fortunate enough I can upgrade the the lettered edition which looks amazing but I'm not holding my breathe for that one lol.
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o282/YourBoiJulz/Books/Subterranean%20Press/_MG_0009_zpsunl4dvhm.jpg
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o282/YourBoiJulz/Books/Subterranean%20Press/_MG_0010_zpsydyzw3dt.jpg
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o282/YourBoiJulz/Books/Subterranean%20Press/_MG_0011_zps8lcdq5j4.jpg
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o282/YourBoiJulz/Books/Subterranean%20Press/_MG_0013_zpskgaesqqx.jpg
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o282/YourBoiJulz/Books/Subterranean%20Press/_MG_0014_zpsfiybgme8.jpg
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o282/YourBoiJulz/Books/Subterranean%20Press/_MG_0019_zpswmzbvzii.jpg
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o282/YourBoiJulz/Books/Subterranean%20Press/_MG_0023_zpsxgezqfsm.jpg
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o282/YourBoiJulz/Books/Subterranean%20Press/_MG_0024_zpsqgsctbik.jpg

bookworm 1
06-18-2015, 02:03 PM
really nice book. Still on my wish list.

Sock Monkey
06-18-2015, 03:16 PM
Nice add, Julzz!

bsaenz24
06-18-2015, 03:22 PM
I LOVE!!!!! the SubPress edition of NOS4A2!

Theli
06-18-2015, 03:41 PM
Yeah it is a great edition. I really wish I had ordered the slipcase while it was available. Can't wait for the new one from IDW too.

Julzz
06-18-2015, 04:28 PM
Thanks guy. It's been on my wishlist for a while. Finally got one for I guess a reasonable price. Seller had it ship for $10!! I checked the box it actual postage cost was $50. So the shipping cost is what sealed the deal for me :).

TacomaDiver
06-20-2015, 01:37 AM
Nice grab! NOS4A2 came out before I got introduced to fancy signed (or even gift) editions of books but I did manage to grab one during SP's damaged sale. Still can't figure out what was damaged on it. It's still a beautiful book!

Yesterday I came home to a really weird wrapped package which contained Borderlands/Gauntlet's signed First Blood. My girlfriend things I'm weird for spending $65 on something I haven't read before . . .

The book is a little smaller than I was expecting, but it still turned out really nice. I splurged and got the slipcase for it as well.

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Martin
06-20-2015, 03:17 AM
Nice grab! NOS4A2 came out before I got introduced to fancy signed (or even gift) editions of books but I did manage to grab one during SP's damaged sale. Still can't figure out what was damaged on it. It's still a beautiful book!

Yesterday I came home to a really weird wrapped package which contained Borderlands/Gauntlet's signed First Blood. My girlfriend things I'm weird for spending $65 on something I haven't read before . . .

The book is a little smaller than I was expecting, but it still turned out really nice. I splurged and got the slipcase for it as well.

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That shorter profile appears to be standard size for Gauntlet as all of the books I have from them are like that.

TacomaDiver
06-20-2015, 04:30 AM
That shorter profile appears to be standard size for Gauntlet as all of the books I have from them are like that.

This is my first Gauntlet purchase so I want aware of the sizing. They probably said the size in the description. It's my fault because I have grown accustomed and just automatically assume these kinds of books are in the 6x10 sizing.

Martin
06-20-2015, 05:18 AM
This is my first Gauntlet purchase so I want aware of the sizing. They probably said the size in the description. It's my fault because I have grown accustomed and just automatically assume these kinds of books are in the 6x10 sizing.

I really like their books, they have great production values and seam to work to provide exclusive content but the size is a little off putting. It is really just a little shorter than a standard book so it is no big deal but I never fail to notice it.

jigertz
06-21-2015, 12:54 AM
Saw on Facebook that Gauntlet found a few copies of Barker's "The Yattering and Jack" artwork portfolio from 2001. Not necessarily worth what it cost but still pretty cool. 16840

Theli
06-23-2015, 09:17 AM
Very cool new additions, everyone! I dig the Barker portfolio!

jhanic
06-26-2015, 03:45 PM
Proof of the trade edition:

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/Other_Proofs/Feast%20of%20Fear%20proof_zpsbyclrx9s.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/Other_Proofs/Feast%20of%20Fear%20proof_zpsbyclrx9s.jpg.html)

And the publisher's letter:

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/Other_Proofs/Feast%20of%20Fear%20publisher%20letter_zpswafcayqk .jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/Other_Proofs/Feast%20of%20Fear%20publisher%20letter_zpswafcayqk .jpg.html)

John

Theli
06-26-2015, 07:03 PM
Very nice John!

TacomaDiver
06-27-2015, 11:16 PM
While browsing my local Half Price Books, I came across a slipcased set of Donna Tartt's first two books - The Secret History and The Little Friend. I recall seeing this edition on eBay before, but never actively pursued buying one, or adding it to my "one day I must own" list, but there it was. And it was still sealed even! The price seemed a bit high at the time, but I went back this afternoon and snagged it.

It's a beautifully produced set - I love how the book jackets are all black and the artwork from the jacket matches the slipcase and book boards. Sadly, the autograph on The Secret History is a bit "smudgey," but I'm still very pleased with this purchase and I'm glad that I snagged it this morning.

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TacomaDiver
06-27-2015, 11:17 PM
While browsing my local Half Price Books, I came across a slipcased set of Donna Tartt's first two books - The Secret History and The Little Friend. I recall seeing this edition on eBay before, but never actively pursued buying one, or adding it to my "one day I must own" list, but there it was. And it was still sealed even! The price seemed a bit high at the time, but I went back this afternoon and snagged it.

It's a beautifully produced set - I love how the book jackets are all black and the artwork from the jacket matches the slipcase and book boards. Sadly, the autograph on The Secret History is a bit "smudgey," but I'm still very pleased with this purchase and I'm glad that I snagged it this morning.

The Secret History

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TacomaDiver
06-27-2015, 11:19 PM
While browsing my local Half Price Books, I came across a slipcased set of Donna Tartt's first two books - The Secret History and The Little Friend. I recall seeing this edition on eBay before, but never actively pursued buying one, or adding it to my "one day I must own" list, but there it was. And it was still sealed even! The price seemed a bit high at the time, but I went back this afternoon and snagged it.

It's a beautifully produced set - I love how the book jackets are all black and the artwork from the jacket matches the slipcase and book boards. Sadly, the autograph on The Secret History is a bit "smudgey," but I'm still very pleased with this purchase and I'm glad that I snagged it this morning.

The Little Friend

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Theli
06-28-2015, 06:02 AM
I've never heard of Donna Tartt, but that is a fantastic looking edition.

TacomaDiver
06-28-2015, 04:33 PM
I've never heard of Donna Tartt, but that is a fantastic looking edition.

She's currently on people's radar again for her latest book - The Goldfinch. It won the Pulitzer for Fiction in 2014.

I was first introduced to her when someone recommended The Secret History to me. WAY outside of my normal reading worlds, but I loved it.

frik51
06-28-2015, 07:32 PM
I've never heard of Donna Tartt, but that is a fantastic looking edition.

Dan, you just have to give her a try - she's very, very good.

sk

Theli
06-29-2015, 01:54 AM
Paul, you just have to give her a try - she's very, very good.

sk

You referring to me? I'm Dan! haha :p

Just realized a buddy of mine had read The Goldfinch. His girlfriend loved it, him not so much. Might get to it, but I have a huge list to tackle, and I am a damn slow reader.

frik51
06-29-2015, 04:33 AM
You referring to me? I'm Dan! haha :p

Dan?? of course I know you're Dan. Don't know how you managed to change my post #2230 - very clever, sir! :p

sk

bugen
07-04-2015, 02:29 AM
An interesting find at the bookstore today. Not worth anything, just cool:

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srboone
07-05-2015, 05:29 AM
Sweet! That would definitely be worth a look. Congratz!

Ben Staad
07-06-2015, 12:23 AM
Congrats on all the unique adds!

Theli
07-06-2015, 05:20 AM
An interesting find at the bookstore today. Not worth anything, just cool:

16872

Very interesting!

TJCams
07-06-2015, 07:03 PM
I probably would have grabbed that too Bugen! As simple as the cover is, I really like the look of it.

Lincoln
07-08-2015, 11:20 PM
Some recent arrivals.
Couple of Straubs', flat signed:

Lincoln
07-08-2015, 11:23 PM
'The Rats', 40th anniversary edition. Gnawed through front board, glow in the dark art:

Lincoln
07-08-2015, 11:26 PM
Couple of 1st ed. hardcovers. 'Crawlspace' is one I've been looking for, for ages. Only paid $8 for it. Read 'A Head Full of Ghosts' as soon as it arrived, and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Theli
07-10-2015, 04:59 PM
Very nice adds Linc!

Lincoln
07-10-2015, 10:29 PM
Thanks Theli. I was pretty happy with them.

TacomaDiver
07-11-2015, 04:17 PM
So a week ago this past Friday, I needed to kill some time before the Sounders match (stupid 8:00 pm kick off times . . .) and found myself wandering by the Seattle Mystery Bookshop (http://www.seattlemystery.com/) - a place that I've never thoroughly browsed before. (I had been there maybe a half a dozen times, but always for Greg Rucka signings.)

I made the mistake of asking "so, what's good?" and ended up agreeing to buy five books from authors that I hadn't ever heard of or read before (one though I kind of knew the subject of sorts.)

The first book I bought was Craig Johnson's The Cold Dish. This is the one that while I hadn't heard of the author before, I knew the series because it's what the television series Longmire is based on. Never watched the show, but I've come across it before and it was always one of those "if I had more time, I'd probably check it out" shows.

The next ones the shop employee was raving about, and it also just so happened that both authors were scheduled for book signings there later that week, so I figured why not.

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From Tuesday - Roger Hobbs - Ghost Man and Vanishing Games. The author described these as heists novels. (Apologies for the shiny pictures, the lights at work aren't good for photography, they're barely good enough for working.)


And then on Thursday:

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Don Winslow - The Power of the Dog and The Cartel.

I'm excited to try some new authors out, but unfortunately my to be read pile is getting out of control.

mhatchett
07-11-2015, 09:08 PM
Winslow is great! you might remember the movie Savages? It was based on his better, grittier book. California Fire and Life is one of my favorites.
Mike

TacomaDiver
07-11-2015, 10:31 PM
I think I've heard of Savages but I've never seen it. Looking forward to these nonetheless.

bugen
07-11-2015, 11:34 PM
I worked on the Blu-ray for Savages. Pretty damned good film though some may have a hard time identifying with the characters (on-screen - I haven't read the book). But the movie is gorgeous, with colors pressed to the point of oversaturation which makes the tropical setting really sing.

Brutal, though. I imagine one scene in particular could hit hard in written format.

mhatchett
07-12-2015, 01:02 AM
Any thing with a chain saw is an attention-grabbing, the time shifting aspects can be off-putting....It was a pretty movie though.

TacomaDiver
07-12-2015, 01:09 AM
I'll have to check the movie (and the book) out.

RonClinton
07-12-2015, 08:29 PM
Hobbs' GHOST MAN is quite good… I picked up an inscribed first edition hardcover when Hobbs passed through the Seattle Mystery Bookshop a couple years ago. I didn't pick up his new one, Though, as something about the plot sounded a little off... Almost more Ludlumesque than noir. Will probably wait for the trade paperback on this one.

TacomaDiver
07-13-2015, 03:53 AM
Hobbs' GHOST MAN is quite good… I picked up an inscribed first edition hardcover when Hobbs passed through the Seattle Mystery Bookshop a couple years ago. I didn't pick up his new one, Though, as something about the plot sounded a little off... Almost more Ludlumesque than noir. Will probably wait for the trade paperback on this one.

He did say it was a continuation of the first novel, but I haven't read either yet so I can't say. I'll probably dive into these after I finish my current read - DUNE.