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  • mhatchett
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Sadly my favorite little store, which did trades, will be closing in the near future.

    https://www.pnj.com/story/news/2020/...rs/6413011002/


    One of my longtime favorites closed a couple of years ago https://www.styleweekly.com/richmond...nt?oid=6923429

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  • Ben Staad
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    I've seen a few over the last few months but they have been dogs. Particle board with the laminate peeling off of them. What I really really want is a full set of billy like bookcases with some being open and some with the old school flip up glass doors.

    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post
    I have been pretty luck, especially with Bookcases. As far as books, I rarely find "collectibles" but I often find good readable books, that I often trade at bookstores. Every area is different that's for sure and thrift stores have really changed since they have become in vogue.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Sadly my favorite little store, which did trades, will be closing in the near future.

    https://www.pnj.com/story/news/2020/...rs/6413011002/

    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post
    I have been pretty luck, especially with Bookcases. As far as books, I rarely find "collectibles" but I often find good readable books, that I often trade at bookstores. Every area is different that's for sure and thrift stores have really changed since they have become in vogue.

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  • mhatchett
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    I have been pretty luck, especially with Bookcases. As far as books, I rarely find "collectibles" but I often find good readable books, that I often trade at bookstores. Every area is different that's for sure and thrift stores have really changed since they have become in vogue.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Thanks for the tip. I do occasionally go through our local places but I'm convinced people don't read here or they only read Harlequins and the Bible*.

    I think the main issue, in my area, is that there are so many "antique" places that are actually empty of antiques but full of recycled/upcycled items. Someone thinks that if they snag an old piece of wood furniture, slap a distressed white paint job on it, it then becomes a pricey antique.

    EDIT: *I forgot to mention Grisham books. Shelves are slammed full of those things.
    You just perfectly described every antique store within 50 miles of me.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Thanks for the tip. I do occasionally go through our local places but I'm convinced people don't read here or they only read Harlequins and the Bible*.

    I think the main issue, in my area, is that there are so many "antique" places that are actually empty of antiques but full of recycled/upcycled items. Someone thinks that if they snag an old piece of wood furniture, slap a distressed white paint job on it, it then becomes a pricey antique.

    EDIT: *I forgot to mention Grisham books. Shelves are slammed full of those things.

    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post

    Just a suggestion Ben, I walk through a few thrift stores every week looking for books and bookcases. I've done pretty well over the years......

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  • mhatchett
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Emergency overflow bookcase, procured and assembled, with an empty shelf.

    I couldn't stand my books stacking up, but didn't have the money for a what I wanted, so I bought this little guy from the local Dollar General. Looks okay and is actually very sturdy.

    *I still cannot take a photo to save my life.*
    Just a suggestion Ben, I walk through a few thrift stores every week looking for books and bookcases. I've done pretty well over the years......

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  • Ben Staad
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    Emergency overflow bookcase, procured and assembled, with an empty shelf.

    I couldn't stand my books stacking up, but didn't have the money for a what I wanted, so I bought this little guy from the local Dollar General. Looks okay and is actually very sturdy.

    *I still cannot take a photo to save my life.*
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  • bookworm 1
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post

    If it's the book(s) that were just sent out to everyone on the mass distribution list today (Thurs.) -- the two Gillian Flynn books -- then no, I don't plan to preorder these...the last one (GONE GIRL) took waaayyyy too long from order to delivery (as I recall, apparently something about Flynn having them but taking years to sign them) and I'm just not going to do that anymore. I may get ahold of Camelot and reserve my copies without payment, but I wasn't wild about the book design of GONE GIRL (in fact, I seem to recall I had to exchange mine for another copy due to damage caused by the design, the book and slipcase not playing well together), either, so if they're a matching set I may just sit tight and see what they look like. If I like what I see, I'll probably grab them on the aftermarket, as I do really like Flynn's work, and I've actually yet to read DARK PLACES (but have read her other three books, GONE GIRL and SHARP OBJECTS and the HC novella).
    There was a problem with some of the slip cases. My guess is that these books are close to being ready. I preordered one of these a couple of years ago. The only hold up for the official announcement I believe was the author signing the signature sheets. Part of the hold up with that was she was about to have a baby. So my guess and my hope is that she has signed both sets of sheets and these will be in the printing queue sometime during the first part of 2021 and if things improve and places can stay open and running that we very likely will see both books next year

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  • sholloman81
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post

    If it's the book(s) that were just sent out to everyone on the mass distribution list today (Thurs.) -- the two Gillian Flynn books -- then no, I don't plan to preorder these...the last one (GONE GIRL) took waaayyyy too long from order to delivery (as I recall, apparently something about Flynn having them but taking years to sign them) and I'm just not going to do that anymore. I may get ahold of Camelot and reserve my copies without payment, but I wasn't wild about the book design of GONE GIRL (in fact, I seem to recall I had to exchange mine for another copy due to damage caused by the design, the book and slipcase not playing well together), either, so if they're a matching set I may just sit tight and see what they look like. If I like what I see, I'll probably grab them on the aftermarket, as I do really like Flynn's work, and I've actually yet to read DARK PLACES (but have read her other three books, GONE GIRL and SHARP OBJECTS and the HC novella).
    Will probably be a pass for me as well. Didn't pick-up "Gone Girl" when it was released as I wasn't very impressed with the overall aesthetic and was bummed that it didn't include any art or a dustjacket. I also thought that the slipcase was a bit boring. Considering the popularity of the book at the time, I was expecting something a little more special. I'm assuming that the two recently announced titles will have the same production values as Gone Girl.

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  • c marvel
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    In 2015 I backed an Indiegogo project The Sunday Comics from Golden Bell Studios. The person behind this comics only newspaper is f---ing clueless. I was to get a Sunday Comics t-shirt as part of my contribution. I got one all right-two sizes too large for me. I was not asked if sending that size t-shirt was okay. It was just sent to me. I've been able to get Issues 0-4, a couple were sent to me free. I looked at the Golden Bell Studios website and decided to order Issue 5 and 6 and mail a check. First, the same person told me the accounting dept has your check. Then I was told he was not responsible for cashing my check. Finally, I was informed they could not find my check. Like I said, clueless. I had to call my credit union and was happy to learn since enough time had passed, the check I sent was no longer good. I'm wondering what to do with the Issues I have. My first thought was to toss them in the . You can fill in that blank.

    Cap

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  • c marvel
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    I will add part of my decision to not order was not being familiar with the author or her books. The price for one of these two S/L books is more than what I want to spend (And I have the CD credit). ~Cap

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by c marvel View Post

    Wow! It sounds like you had a sour experience Ron. I was tempted, but I am going to pass on ordering either book. Thanks for your input. ~Cap
    I wouldn't go that far, but it's always disappointing when you wait years for something to arrive, and when it finally does it's not up to snuff. My experience wasn't unique, though...I remember there were a number of folks (though how many, I don't know...probably not many, in the scheme of things) who had to exchange their copies for a replacement. The slipcase was just too tight and the seam between cloth and leather too fragile, so when the book was inserted into the slipcase it kind of wore on the seam and abraded the cloth and/or pulled it back a bit. It also has a simplistic, modernist design that I'm sure some like but is not really my thing. Again, though, who knows...I may like what I see this time around and grab both books (but not through pre-order).

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  • c marvel
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post

    If it's the book(s) that were just sent out to everyone on the mass distribution list today (Thurs.) -- the two Gillian Flynn books -- then no, I don't plan to preorder these...the last one (GONE GIRL) took waaayyyy too long from order to delivery (as I recall, apparently something about Flynn having them but taking years to sign them) and I'm just not going to do that anymore. I may get ahold of Camelot and reserve my copies without payment, but I wasn't wild about the book design of GONE GIRL (in fact, I seem to recall I had to exchange mine for another copy due to damage caused by the design, the book and slipcase not playing well together), either, so if they're a matching set I may just sit tight and see what they look like. If I like what I see, I'll probably grab them on the aftermarket, as I do really like Flynn's work, and I've actually yet to read DARK PLACES (but have read her other three books, GONE GIRL and SHARP OBJECTS and the HC novella).
    Wow! It sounds like you had a sour experience Ron. I was tempted, but I am going to pass on ordering either book. Thanks for your input. ~Cap

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by c marvel View Post
    Just curious if anyone took advantage of today's email offer from Cemetery Dance. I am quite tempted to order the book. ~Cap
    If it's the book(s) that were just sent out to everyone on the mass distribution list today (Thurs.) -- the two Gillian Flynn books -- then no, I don't plan to preorder these...the last one (GONE GIRL) took waaayyyy too long from order to delivery (as I recall, apparently something about Flynn having them but taking years to sign them) and I'm just not going to do that anymore. I may get ahold of Camelot and reserve my copies without payment, but I wasn't wild about the book design of GONE GIRL (in fact, I seem to recall I had to exchange mine for another copy due to damage caused by the design, the book and slipcase not playing well together), either, so if they're a matching set I may just sit tight and see what they look like. If I like what I see, I'll probably grab them on the aftermarket, as I do really like Flynn's work, and I've actually yet to read DARK PLACES (but have read her other three books, GONE GIRL and SHARP OBJECTS and the HC novella).
    Last edited by RonClinton; 12-17-2020, 09:05 PM.

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