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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Popular Culture bookstore: science fiction & fantasy, mystery, comics. Think of us as an old couple on top of a mountain of old books and periodicals. The listings here are a tiny part of what we have. Let us know what we can help you find.
Polk City, Iowa, United States
Mail-order bookseller since 1982. Inventory is not visitable, and often not visible (boxed), so no storefront, unfortunately. That mitigates item-descriptions from changing much over time. Books are kept in plastic bags or plastic wrap, so no dust or humidity. Books listed as "new" that might be forty or more years old are unread, obtained direct from publisher or distributor. And carefully preserved! (At least I try—cheap paper browning is not something out of my control!)
I also try to grade books conservatively and indicate obvious flaws (which don't necessarily include previous-owner's name/date of FFE). Plus I give info on printing/edition/price-clipped djs/etc. A lot of my older listings are copied direct from the printed-paper catalogs I used to send out bulk rate. These listings economized on paper, so they might be shorter than what I can do now on-line. Plus I add photos now. These older listings, lacking ISBNs, can be bargains, with the older pricings still unchanged. As many of you mav have noticed. Occasionally, since these books were listed on Biblio and in my old mail-order printed catalogs concurrently, I may have neglected to remove the Biblio listing for books sold from my catalogs. I hate it when I sometimes have to reject an order because of no-stock, but there are too many books listed for me to be able to verify all of their continued availability.
Presently I'm only selling books here on Biblio, but I'm toying with the idea of resurrecting my catalog as an EPUB, starting from scratch. We'll see about that!
Brooklyn, New York, United States
My books are part of my personal collection. Most of the dust jackets on my hardcovers are protected by archival clear plastic wrappers. The collection includes 1970s science fiction, history, and popular culture.
South Pasadena, California, United States
We are an Internet-only book business. We carry hard-to-find books in many categories including art, photography, military history, cookbooks, children's books, fiction, needlework, Americana, popular culture, and signed first editions. Warwick Books is a member of IOBA, the Independent Online Booksellers Association.