EL Gomez's picture
EL Gomez from San Diego is reading Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat by Andrez Bergen, Warmed and Bound by Litreactor, Growing Up Dead In Texas by Stephen Graham Jones July 19, 2012 - 9:57am

I was thinking the other day that this site is missing something and I just couldn't put my finger on it...then it hit me, like toothpick under big toenail. What if there is a book you really want but can't get it due to the internet's "bend-over prices" or its not going for another print run. We got threads for politics, alcohol, music, and sexting but no book sell/trade thread. (that I've seen yet)

For example, you got the first edition of King's IT that you dont care for and maybe you're trying to sell or trade it. SO you post it on this thread and if someone is interested they pm your profile or reply to your post here. And for selling, this isn't amazon so lets keep the prices reseasonable.

What do you guys think?

EL Gomez's picture
EL Gomez from San Diego is reading Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat by Andrez Bergen, Warmed and Bound by Litreactor, Growing Up Dead In Texas by Stephen Graham Jones July 19, 2012 - 10:11am

Thanks for the input guys!

wickedvoodoo's picture
wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. July 19, 2012 - 10:31am

It could work. Plenty of folks here that like to collect books. Though to be honest between Ebay and awesomebooks.com (a UK site) I rarely pay more than a few pounds for second hand books anyway.

Signed stuff and first editions etc - could be a different story.

ReneeAPickup's picture
Class Facilitator
ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading A truckload of books July 19, 2012 - 10:56am

Hmm. I dunno. I like the idea but I am not sure about the execution.

JEFFREY GRANT BARR's picture
JEFFREY GRANT BARR from Central OR is reading Nothing but fucking Shakespeare, for the rest of my life July 19, 2012 - 11:48am

How about an ebook trade thread? You can lend kindle books to any other Amazon accts (I think, I'm not 100% on that). I have some decent Kindle books, and other people do too.

The one caveat is that if you borrow a book and like it, support the author and buy something from them! The vital parts of the discovery process/file-sharing lifecycle are the after-effects: you borrow/download materiel from a producer, enjoy it, pass it on (via files and/or shared opinion/review/recommendation), but then, if you consumed it for free, as a thank you, you should support said producer with money. I have a great many opinions/feelings/thoughts on the subject that I will blather on about for-fucking-ever, but I will save you all the pain.

tl;dr: let's share kndle books, but make sure and support the author. 

Dwayne's picture
Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated July 19, 2012 - 3:48pm

What is your website?

OtisTheBulldog's picture
OtisTheBulldog from Somerville, MA is reading The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz July 19, 2012 - 8:35pm

I think it's a great idea - Kirk and I just did a deal where I bought his collection of Sandman trades. He gave me a very fair LitReactor price so they went to a good home. Easy enough - he sent me a paypal request, I paid the man, he'll send me the books. Pretty sweet.

It'd be nice to have a forum devoted to books for sale, trade or giveaway. Even contests or trivia or the such to just award a member a book for the hell of it. With paypal, it's super easy to buy. If you wanted to give it away, you could just ask them to cover shipping. Or pay for shipping out of the goodness of your heart. Maybe after you're done reading pass it on to the next person. 

EL Gomez's picture
EL Gomez from San Diego is reading Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat by Andrez Bergen, Warmed and Bound by Litreactor, Growing Up Dead In Texas by Stephen Graham Jones July 20, 2012 - 12:12am

I feel more confident after reading your post Otis. We should just try it out at least right? How about we do one trial thread and see how it goes from there.

Caleb J. Ross's picture
Caleb J. Ross from Kansas City, KS is reading on the toilet by himself August 11, 2012 - 7:43pm

Anyone interested in buying an ultra rare signed copy of Mark Z. Danielewski's The Fifty Year Sword? I just listed my copy at eBay. The Buy It Now price is quite a bit less than any other price I've seen for it.

Please, share this with anyone you think may be interested. I have some bills I need to pay.

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=221100402042#ht_500wt...

.'s picture
. August 11, 2012 - 9:31pm

Anyone have any Hemingway books? 

I'd trade 3 King books for a Hemingway. 

ReneeAPickup's picture
Class Facilitator
ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading A truckload of books August 11, 2012 - 9:39pm

Jacks--a rare/first? Hardcover? Just any book?

 

.'s picture
. August 12, 2012 - 8:26am

Hmmm well if you guys have a nice rare or first edition of anything, I have a first edition of Razor's Edge I'd be willing to trade. 

SparrowStark, any of those are fine. I'd have to look around to see what I could trade for though. A few King novels wouldn't really be a fair trade for a first edition.

Sound's picture
Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt August 12, 2012 - 10:56am

I want an IT first edition, signed would be a dream. Either that or a Gunslinger first edition signed......I have cash to trade for the books hahaha

ReneeAPickup's picture
Class Facilitator
ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading A truckload of books August 12, 2012 - 11:18am

I was asking because I don't have any special Hemingway copies, but I do think I have some duplicates. However, I also likely have the King novels you'd be offering.

 

EDIT: Scratch that, I just looked...it appears we've given away all our duplicates. Sorry.

ReneeAPickup's picture
Class Facilitator
ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading A truckload of books August 12, 2012 - 11:14am

Sound--HAHA! You and me both. While we're at it, anyone got a 1st Ed Carrie they want to trade for my love and affection?

.'s picture
. August 12, 2012 - 12:56pm

I also have a first edition "Rules Of Attraction" but I don't think I could give it up. 

Dwayne's picture
Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated August 12, 2012 - 8:28pm

Hey, how would the other Kentucky users (others who are near by are welcome) feel about a book exchange meet up? Maybe Louisville since I know a few of us live there/close and I go by once in a while. Take what you don't want, everyone picks what they like kind of thing. Could resevere a table at resturant or such.

.'s picture
. August 12, 2012 - 10:30pm

Only if Mark Vandercool is there. 

I'd love to do a kentucky meet-up in Louisville. And our Indiana friends as well. 

What do you say Averydoll? 

Dwayne maybe you could make a thread?

Dwayne's picture
Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated August 12, 2012 - 11:31pm

I wanted to see if anyone cared first.

SConley's picture
SConley from Texas is reading Coin Locker Babies August 13, 2012 - 10:27am
avery of the dead's picture
avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters August 13, 2012 - 10:45am

Well, it would really depend on a lot of factors. 

I would be willing to sign things for money. 

Dwayne's picture
Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated August 14, 2012 - 6:56am

Just edit that before the sex jokes about signing body parts start. Please.

Dwayne's picture
Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated August 14, 2012 - 6:56am

So this would need to be a weekend for me, best if I can plan it a ways out. You guys?

Michael Thomas's picture
Michael Thomas from South Jersey is reading books August 17, 2012 - 9:05am

I have 2 Scribners Hemingway's without the dust jacket. "For Whom The Bell Tolls" (1940) and "The Sun Also Rises" (1954) if you are interested in buying them. They look like this:

    

Strange Photon's picture
Strange Photon from Fort Wayne, IN is reading Laurie Anderson lyrics August 17, 2012 - 9:38am

I would do unspeakable things for anything from Papa.

Michael Thomas's picture
Michael Thomas from South Jersey is reading books August 17, 2012 - 1:35pm

As much as I don't want to let them go, if an offer is made from someone that really wants them, I'm willing to sell. Only because I am poor.