I got a couple of interesting book related emails today.
1) Abebooks most expensive sales of 2008
Topping the list is an art book called Etudes à l'Eau-Forte with 25 plates by artist Seymour Hayden, which went for $17,216. Number 3 was a first edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban which was signed by the cover artist, which fetched $12,874. Other interesting sales:
- The Twilight series (all 4 books) – first editions, first printings and signed by the author – $4000
- Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell – first edition, first printing – $6780
- Lord of the Flies by William Golding – first edition, proof copy – $9260
- Grimm's Fairy Tales by Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm – first edition, first issue copy including 22 plates by George Cruikshank inside a clamshell box – $11,388
Click the link above to see more, I'm just giving you the ones I thought were interesting but there are several categories that Abebooks displays on that webpage. Moral of the story: it may pay to be a reader and to hold on to the first edition copies of books you love.
2) From bookcloseouts I got an email about their dollar for dollar sale. Don't hate me when you spend all your money.
"How it works: When you add books to your shopping cart, you may spend that same dollar amount on these 5000+ selected titles for FREE* For example: Buy $10 worth of books, put them in your shopping cart, and then go back to here and spend your $10 credit.
Please note (*) the following:
- This promotion cannot be used in combination with any other promotion including coupons.
- This promotion ends January 31, 2009.
- "FREE" books are limited to the 5,000+ titles selected for this promotion
- Some titles have limited quantities
- Dollar for Dollar free product must be added to your shopping cart before you finalize your purchase
- All free product will appear in BLUE in your shopping cart "