June 11, 2011

Virtual Book Sale! Come one, come all!

Filed under: The Writing Life — jenny @ 9:53 am

Lorie Ham, of the online magazine Kings River Life, which focuses on life around the Kings River of California, is having a book sale.

There’s little I love more than a book sale. When I was a kid in school the yearly book sale got me through. I can still remember when it came my class’s turn to get to go down to the cafeteria, which had been magically turned into a utopia and cornucopia of books.

Tables usually reserved for the humdrum task of eating (and I love to eat) were now spread with one book after another, each ripe, bursting to be turned over to learn about the world to which a mere four or five dollars would buy transportation.

If any of you feel the same, please support Lorie in a very important quest, and pick up a treat or two for yourself at the same time. Just look over the list below, then contact Lorie at mysteryrat(at)gmail(dot)com to arrange shipping!

Special deals can be made if you purchase several books:

Spring Special-pick any 8 books for $30 (higher priced books), or get 10 for $10 for books $3 and under—first come first serve.

  1. The Silent Oligarth by Chris Morgan Jones-hardback brand new $5
  2. Unnatural Selection by Aaron Elkins-hardback pulling away from the spine-$2
  3. Little Tiny Teeth by Aaron Elkins-hardback good condition almost new-$5
  4. The Miracle At Speedy Motors-No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series by Alexander McCall Smith-hardback-some tear on one corner of dustjacket-$3
  5. Tea Time For The Traditionally Built-same series-hardback good condition-$5
  6. The Double Comfort Safari Club-same series-hardback good condition-$5
  7. The Tears of the Giraffe-same series paperback good condition-$4
  8. The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective-same series-paperback some water damage-$2
  9. Morality For Beautiful Girls-same series-paperback good condition $4
  10. The Kalahari Typing School For Men-same series-paperback-few bent pages-$3
  11. Paperback ARC of Troubled Bones by Jeri Westerson-new $5
  12. Hunt the Mood-Karen Chance-paperback-new with a couple dings on one corner (fantasy) $4
  13. Rule 34-Charles Stross-hardback-new $5 (SciFi)
  14. The Chocolate Castle Clue-JoAnna Carl-hardback-new but slight tears in the dust jacket at the bottom $5
  15. The Worst Thing-Aaron Elkins-hardback-good condition no dustjacket $5
  16. Final Curtain-R.T. Jordan-paperback-almost new-$3
  17. Monk’s Hood by Ellis Peters-hardback library copy $2
  18. Murder In The Smithsonian- hardback library copy $2
  19. A Savage Place (Spenser) by Robert B. Parker- hardback library copy $2
  20. High Midnight-A Toby Peters Mystery by Stuart Kaminsky- hardback library copy $2
  21. The Howard Hughes Affair-A Toby Peters Mystery by Stuart Kaminsky- hardback library copy $2
  22. The Children’s Zoo by Lillian O’Donnell- hardback library copy $2
  23. Dragonfire by Bill Pronzini- hardback library copy $2
  24. The Dark Rose by Erin Kelly-hardback, new a small messed up spot in back of dustjacket-$5
  25. The Spy Who Jumped Off The Screen by Thomas Caplan-ARC little damage on cover-$5
  26. Clobbered By Camembert by Avery Aames-new paperback $3


  1. Wow! I can certainly spend all my “pen” budget on the sale. Some great books on the list.

    Comment by Jean Henry Mead — June 12, 2011 @ 9:46 am

  2. I ‘Tweeted’ and “FBed” this site. It is a really fine looking list.

    Comment by Jeannie Rigod — March 15, 2012 @ 6:13 pm

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