Member Blogs > Kristian Strom, Bookseller

  • Friday Morning Flashpoints: Haruki Murakami

    Fri, 25 May 2012 12:08:04 Permalink
    There is one modern author who I'm sure you've at least heard of, but perhaps weren't aware of just how collectible his books have become.  Interest is currently near an all-time high with the recent release of 1Q84, and I would expect it to continue to grow over time.  I was surprised to find that his works have yet to grace the pages of Ahearn's Collected Books, although I routinely sell hardcover copies of his novels for 3 figures, and even 4 figures one one occasion. You can learn more about Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami's background here. Several years ago, Read More
  • Two Flashpoints for Online Booksellers: Bobbin Lace & B.T. Batsford

    Fri, 18 May 2012 08:37:57 Permalink
    I came across the out-of-print Dover publication pictured above at a library sale this past weekend.  In fact, I seem to come across this same title at least once a year.  This crafting classic was originally published in the UK by B.T. Batsford, which is also an excellent publisher flashpoint to remember.   From the Anova Books Group website: "Founded in 1843, Batsford is an imprint with an illustrious heritage that has built a tradition of excellence over the last 168 years. As a leading publisher of definitive books for the serious enthusiast and professional, Batsford has developed an enviable reputation Read More
  • A Book that Looks Like Nothing: Mass Market Paperback Fad Diet Book

    Fri, 11 May 2012 03:46:01 Permalink
       I came across this little mass market paperback copy of Neanderthin at my last library sale and am confident that it will put a quick $30 in my pocket.  Not bad, considering it cost a whole quarter.   Curiously enough, the hardcover edition is only selling for $20, but is still a nice pick up for a common title.  Make sure to capitalize on the Neanderthal Diet fad while it lasts. I have been keeping my eye out for Raw Cookbooks lately, more for personal reasons than for profit.  Anyone other booksellers or friends out there experimenting with a raw Read More
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