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Archive for 'Blog-Only Specials'

J.D. Salinger

Over at the Fine Books and Collections blog, I’ve posted some thoughts on the effects that J.D. Salinger’s death might have on the market for materials signed by him. In summary:
But my guess is that getting a signed book by Salinger will remain a tough and very expensive proposition, while laying one’s hands on a [...]


BLOG SPECIAL: $10 Literary Firsts

We now interrupt this blog, biblioblography, for a brief message from our sponsor: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller.
Been cataloguing a lot of modern firsts this week leftover from the shop. Here’s a more or less random selection of great writers offered at a special price. Any title is $10 including postage (domestic media). Take any three titles [...]


SALE: Philip Roth

The Nobel Prize’s Susan Lucci, Philip Roth, may think that the novel will be nearly dead (“I’m not dead yet!” “He’s only MOSTLY dead.”) in 25 years, but that’s not going to stop me from pointing out a small group of his novels I just catalogued. Been meaning to do more “blog” specials. And now [...]


An Experiment: Cheep Reads

The last couple of days I’ve had some success posting some special deals to my Twitter account (@briancassidy), but in the interest of not annoying those friends and followers who would prefer their tweets without commercial interuptions, I’ve started a new account: @cheepreads. (Tweet+cheap, get it?). So a couple times a day or so I’ll [...]


The Charlie Chaplin Book

I’m starting a new feature today, a kind of experiment. Regularly (maybe a couple of times a week), I’ll highlight a recent acquisition, one that is interesting or unusual in some respect. For awhile now, I’ve been meaning to shine a light on some of the more fascinating books that cross my desk, [...]