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mjp

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Dang, either those were really limited or lots of people went in and snapped them up. It looks like all the older Sparrow titles are gone now.
 
M

MULLINAX

Thanks a lot. All of my books by and about Bukowski, over 100, are either used, remaindered, ex-library or cheap paperback versions.
 

mjp

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FYI and caveat emptor - I picked up a few of these that were sold as Black Sparrow, but they are Ecco remainders.
 

hoochmonkey9

Art should be its own hammer.
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well shit...can you return them? I've ordered from them before (mostly music books) but never had to return anything.
 

mjp

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Nah, it was only $18, not worth the trouble to return. Just wanted to point out that they might list something as a Sparrow edition, but it's probably not.
 

HenryChinaski

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anybody know if that living on luck is actually a hardcover?
what a dumb question. nobody would know. if it isnt i'm going to return it.
 
What do you mean by saying that a copy of a book is a remainder? I don't think I've seen the term in the time I've spent reading about Bukowski's work here.
 

hank solo

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A remainder is usually a book that was shipped to a bookshop but was unsold so returned to the publisher for resale or pulping. These books are usually marked in some way, such as by drawing across the page edges with a marker pen. So they aren't going to be perfect for the collector, but will often be cheap as a result.
 

LickTheStar

Sad Flower in the Sand
I bought a bunch of books from Powell's website before I moved out to Portland and added an addendum at the end of my order to hold it if the books didn't say "Black Sparrow Press" on the spine... so I know the pain of finding a great deal, but getting screwed in the end...

Ah well, the hunt is the best part of the whole thing.
 

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