Forever Rare Books

falling-bookReaders of this blog will be aware of my chronic whining about having too many books and too little space for them. They will be familiar with the angst I’m experiencing over which to part with (and probably tired of it too).

To help remedy some of the glut of great collectible books, I have on and off tried selling some of the more valuable and just superbly written titles on Amazon.

This has been an on and off effort, desultory if you will.  I make a stab at it, then quit in disgust, then go back to it again. (I’m choking on books! I daren’t buy anymore or my walls will fall in and I will appropriately be “buried” in them–a fitting end for me).

Well, I’ve started up again, grinding my teeth all the while at Amazon’s strictures and rating systems/policies.

While I was away, since I did this last there, I find I lost some rating points for not providing “tracking” info on USPS shipments (all of which had been received by buyers on time and in good order). Not one of my shipments has ever been lost!  And when did they decide you had to provide photos for listings? Particularly if your copy matched the one they already had on their site? Points off retroactively! Makes no sense to me. They changed their policy while I was away reading and writing and planting winter kale.

I am somewhat policy and systems averse, I guess.

At any rate I thought some of you might be interested in knowing about some of them and so I’m starting a page for a handful of special copies, real gems, with links to its Amazon page in case you’re interested.

This pains me, but is necessary and I must be more organized and systematic about it!

Keep your eyes peeled for the new page. Will be up soon.  Thanks. Take good care of my babies if you acquire any of them, OK?

About Margaret Jean Langstaff

A lifelong critical reader with literary tastes, a novelist, short story writer, essayist, book critic, and professional book editor for many years. A consultant to publishers and authors, providing manuscript critiques and a full range of editorial services. A friend and supporter of all other readers and writers. A collector of signed modern first editions. Animal lover and tree hugger.
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8 Responses to Forever Rare Books

  1. Jnana Hodson says:

    Sounds like adoption papers are in order.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. AshiAkira says:

    In reading your posts, to be honest, I find many a word that I have to look up in the dictionary. But, also to be honest, every time I have to do so I feel the scales falling off from my eyes.

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  3. I have a vision… The Langstaff Library 😉

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  4. robert okaji says:

    Now this is just what I need – an excuse, er, reason, to buy more books. But it would be a kindness, wouldn’t it?

    Liked by 1 person

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