Friday, January 22, 2016

On-Line Sale (updated)

The sale is now over.  Thank you to the folks who participated.  It was a lot of fun.  Despite the sale being over, if there are books that you saw in the pictures that you are interested in, please drop Jude Feldman an email <>.  Everything that didn't sell will remain available to sponsors for purchase while we get the books graded and in our inventory.

Hi Everyone,

Here's the link to pictures of the books that will be going on sale at 10 AM, PST, tomorrow.

If you're interested in purchasing any of them, you can ask questions and make purchase arrangements via email or phone (toll free in the US at 888 893-4008).  If the phone is busy, it's just because we're on the other line.  Please give us a call back.

Just a few details -

1)  You cannot make payment arrangements until 10 AM tomorrow.
2)  If you have questions about a specific title, just let us know and we'll do our best to answer them.  However, I don't think we'll be able to send you pictures of the book until after 12 noon.
3)  I will cover the cost of standard shipping in the US and we will be charging international shipping at our cost.
4)  All the prices will be discounted by 10% for the sale.  I will continue to honor that discount for the remainder of the day as well.
5)  General Condition Notes:
    a)  Most of the volumes are first editions but there is a scattering of nice book clubs as well (i.e. Dune, Stranger in the Strange Land, Jack of Shadows, Lord of Light, and so on).
    b)  Many of the hardcovers are signed, especially titles by Zelazny, Leiber, Bradley, and Card.
    c)  The owner was a smoker who quit indoors years ago and many of the books were kept either in plastic or behind glass.  Neither I nor any other staff have noticed any detectable odor of smoke.  However, some of the spines are clearly tanned (i.e. darkened) as a result of smoke exposure.
    d)  Like many areas in San Francisco, there was some damp in the house along with dust, which equates to foxing, mostly at the top of the text block but some on the fore-edge as well.  With only one or two exceptions, none of the books show any moisture damage and none have mold or mildew.  (Foxing is a pattern of brown marks on paper possibly caused by some sort of poorly understood mold. It is inert and does not damage the integrity of the paper -

If you'll be able to join us in person, that is great.  We'll be letting you in at 10 AM.  Please come in through the cafe door (the bookstore door will be locked).

This is the first time we've done something like this, so please be patient.  We'll get the kinks worked out and it'll be much smoother next time.


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