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Chris Volk & Shep Iiams

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Specialists in Modern First Editions, African American Lit, Mysteries, Science Fiction and Poetry

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PO Box 696, Ione, CA, 95640, United States

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We have a special focus on books signed or inscribed by the author with over 11,000 in stock! Our children's books range from picture books to juvenile series to vintage books.
and our business: This is our 27th year in business, primarily selling books by mail. We started selling books in the CompuServe Book Collecting forum in 1993, quite a while before there was any commercial internet. In 1998 we relocated our main business from Sacramento to the Sierra foothills of Amador County, about 35 miles east of downtown Sacramento between Ione & Sutter Creek. We built a "bookhouse" for our books on the 10 acre oak-covered hilltop - We welcome visitors to our "bookhouse" by appointment. We have over 33,000 books listed online and another 25,000 books not yet entered. Please let us know if there are any other books you are looking for. Here is a sample RECENT ACQUISITION (not yet listed elsewhere) - a signed copy of an award winning mystery by Henning Mankell: SIDETRACKED. London: Harvill Press, (2000) First UK printing. The fifth book (and the third to be published in English) in the award winning series featuring Inspector Kurt Wallender. "Midsummer approaches, and Wallander prepares for a holiday with the new woman in his life, hopeful that his wayward daughter and his ageing father will cope without him. But his summer is ruined when a girl commits suicide before his eyes, and a former minister of justice is butchered in the first of a series of apparently motiveless murders. Wallander’s hunt for the girl’s identity and his furious pursuit of a killer who scalps his victims will throw him and those he loves most into mortal danger." Winner of the Best Crime Novel of the year in Sweden, and of France's Prix Mystere de la Critique, and the UK's CWA Gold Dagger Award. SIGNED on the title page. Translated from the Swedish by Steven T. Murray. Issued in a very small printing in the UK -reportedly just 1000 copies. Map. 438 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.) --- $300.00 postpaid in the US. We also have a large booth dedicated to books (called Books Upstairs) at the Antiques Upstairs Mall, 5 Main Street, Jackson, CA. (open every day from 10-5) The emphasis there is on Western Americana, vintage juvenile series and children's books, lots of classics and inexpensive reading copies.

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Books are packed carefully, shipped promptly with delivery confirmation and insurance, if needed, at our expense. We want our customers to be totally satisfied with their purchase and guarantee all of our books to be as described. If for any reason you want to return a book, please contact us within 10 days of receipt of the book. Returned books must be in the same condition as we shipped to you. Reciprocal trade courtesies offered, institutions may request to be invoiced. WANT lists welcomed; we have assisted many collectors and scholars in acquiring books in their areas of interest.

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