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    Best Sites for Finding Collectible Books

    What are the best websites for finding collectible books? I use eBay, Amazon, AbeBooks, Toms Folio, and a few other random ones. Any big ones I'm missing?

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    Also, not just in the horror genre. I also collect Orson Scott Card, for example. So throw out the best sites for both.

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    Out of print books only or both.

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

    http://used.addall.com/

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    I still find many of my best items at thrift stores, estate sales, yard sales and even, dare I say it, local bookstores. Don't forget to look in your own back yard. I find great items every week. Yesterday I found three great civil war books at the Salvation Army Thrift. Super valuable? Maybe not, but good books that I will be able to trade for other books.
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    I've bought some amazing stuff at estate sales. And you're right about used book stores and thrift stores: I've had some real gems found. Last week, I found a true first edition of one of my favorite books (Pillars of the Earth) for $4 at a used book store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhanic View Post
    I use AddALL, which can include all the sites such as ABE, Biblio, Amazon, etc. in one big search. The only drawback is that if a seller lists an item on more than one site, it shows up multiple times.

    http://used.addall.com/

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

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    Bookfinder?

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    Betts books is a good source for signed king work at reasonable prices. I've never purchased from there but I have heard good things from other forum members.

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

    hope helps,
    Alex

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    Wow. Only a year.....so start a collection thread.

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

    hope helps,
    Alex
    Another great list. Thanks for that. I had no idea about Bad Moon Books...

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    veryfinebooks.com is another good site that specialise in signed limited editions. They are particularly good if you're looking for books published by Easton Press.

    Notable books by Stephen King currently listed on this site include a S/L first edition of The Stand (Doubleday), a S/L of Salem's Lot (Centipede Press) and a signed Lettered edition of Full Dark No Stars (Cemetery Dance).
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    I'm aware of this site, but I would use it only as a last resort.
    The reason why they have such great titles still available is also the reason why I dont buy anything from: significant markup.

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

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

    So - great site, often overpriced titles .

    Alex

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    I've always passed up items on veryfinebooks. I browse it to perhaps see an edition that I might want, but that's it.

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

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    I just bought a book from Clarkesworld Books. Their online store shut down, but they still sell a few things they have sitting around if you email them.

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

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    Hi guy,

    i'd like to point to one of the threads on TDW forum
    http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/...ifieds/page208

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    Quote Originally Posted by coderedx View Post
    I just bought a book from Clarkesworld Books. Their online store shut down, but they still sell a few things they have sitting around if you email them.

    I've been using eBay a ton lately. I learned how to save searches and have it email me when something pops up...
    Same here. When configuring the advanced search option, specify "Worldwide" - this way you'll see much more S/L editions, published (and offerd from) UK. Fine example: "Fortunately, The Milk" by Neil Gaiman. 2 or 3 UK bookshops issued S/L edition of the title, and now it's poping up on UK ebay (very few or nothing on North American ebay).

    Alex

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