The ‘collectible’ book market on Amazon is pretty interesting. A few years ago I thought I’d get a friend of mine a copy of one of my favorite monographs by Erwin Olaf, and I was stunned to discover that it was over $1000.00 on Amazon. There appear to be a small number of gamblers who like to buy books and then list them for high prices so they can score a tidy windfall if it turns out someone wants them that badly.
I thought I’d send a friend a copy of the Tao Te Ching Le Guin translation, but I can see that the hardbacks are all being predatory-priced:
$126 for the hardcover? Yow! So I looked on ebay:
Hanging on to my signed 1st edition hardcover – unless someone wants to trade me a Bridgeport mill for it.