I have been haunting some used bookstores lately with Simon of Stuck In A Book. (I’ll have more on that in a future post.) For now I just wanted to get this book give away going. I have duplicates, and in one case, triplicates of books so I need to find good homes for the extras. I am going to leave this open until April 30th to give as many people as possible the chance.
This is about finding homes for these books so that the following things will happen:
- They will get read
- They will be cherished
- They will be either passed on to other worthy readers or be kept in safe and happy on someone’s shelves.
Do not throw your hat in the ring if you are just trying to amass books. I bought these knowing full well I already had them, but I wanted to take them out of the dusty darkness, match them with people who aren’t so lucky to run into them, and ultimately save them from the landfill.
First up, the Pyms
|These are two hardcovers in the original U.S. Dutton editions and both are in really, really good shape.
You may remember my post about the cover artist.
|Plume paperback edition based on the Dutton hardcover version. You may remember my post about the cover artist.|
Second, a hard to find D.E. Stevenson in hardcover.
|Well maybe it isn’t that hard to find since this is my second copy of this hardcover edition. This one is an ex-library copy so it has what you would expect with that.|
Third, one of my favorite novels of all time
|A fabulous novel by a fabulous writer.
I wax rhapsodic about it here.
Fourth, a neglected tale of WWII in Austria and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor shunted off to the Caribbean.
|The NYT review from 1982 so you can get a flavor for this one if you don’t know it.|
I will send the Sarton anywhere in the world, but the others will only be sent to US addresses. International postage from the US is crazy expensive. I’m willing to make an exception for The Magnificent Spinster because it is probably hard to find outside the US.
If you meet the criteria let me know in a comment which you would like and why. I will draw randomly after the 30th. I will announce winners on May 1st so check back here to see if you won.