The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Stuff we usually need

Authors
Dick, Philip K.
Gaiman, Neil
Gorey, Edward
Hall, Manly Palmer
Hegel, G.W.F.
Heidegger, Martin
Hill, Napoleon (Think & Grow Rich)
Hillerman, Tony
MacDonald, John D. (Travis McGee “color” series)
Neruda, Pablo
Norman, John (Gor series)
Paz, Octavio
Plath, Sylvia
Pratchett, Terry
Steinbeck, John
Vonnegut, Kurt

Subjects
Children’s Books
     Caldecott winners
     Newbery winners
     Series
Buddhism
Christian (scholarly rather than popular)
     Biblical Studies
     Prayer & Worship
     Theology
Easton Press (MUST be in nearly flawless condition)
History
     Ancient
     Medieval
Languages
     Ancient Greek
     Latin
     Spanish
Military History
     Civil War
     World War II
Philosophy

Stuff we usually can’t use

Categories
Abridged editions
Book Club editions
Books on tape (cassettes–books on CD are okay)
Encyclopedias
Ex-library books (library discards)
Hardcover fiction (recent/contemporary)
Magazines
Music (CDs, records–books about music are okay)
Readers’ Digest books
Romance novels
Study Guides (Cliffs Notes, etc.)
Test Prep books (SAT, GRE, etc.)
Textbooks
Time-Life Books

Publishers
These publishers for the most part produce inexpensive
reprints that are less desirable than the originals.
Bonanza
Book-of-the-Month Club [BOMC]
Gallery
Octopus
Smithmark
Wellfleet
Wings

Poor Condition

Cracked or heavy creasing to spines
Dust jackets missing
Insect damage
Marking to text
Mildew
Smells (bad or funny!)
Stains/heavy soiling
Torn Pages or covers
Water or moisture damage