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Postby abs » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:48 pm

gonna take chad's advice from the "quitting amazon" thread and make a new thread.

I'm happy to pass along my discount (30%) and $5 ship rate to anyone interested. not sure what response this will get/how popular it will be, but for now it's feasible for me to make some occasional post office trips and hook y'all up.

you will be buying from an independent bookseller that has been in business over 50 years.

so, yeah. books! books are cool. small business is cool.
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Postby Jeremy » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:50 pm

I'd definitely do this next time I'm not broke.
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Postby joe » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:55 pm

Bookmarked! I very rarely buy books for myself online, but there's always stuff I need! Is there a catalogue?
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Postby abs » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:57 pm

there is online, technically, but it tends to be unreliable (indie next list is generally shite). fastest way to guarantee title availability is to PM me and I can check it against our 30 year old system in-store or our online distributor.
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Postby blurst of times » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:06 am

i can vouch for buying books from abs! would def recommend if you're trying to buy online without giving money to jeff bozos
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Postby sadville » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:42 am

I too can vouch for abs, buy books from her!
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Postby Paul » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:48 am

do you ship to Canada and do you sell true crime books?
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Postby abs » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:54 am

I can sell to Canada (not sure about shipping, but media mail should still be cheap!) and have lots of true crime books :D my coworker is a true crime nut
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Postby Happy and Healthy! » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:12 am

books?
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Postby abs » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:24 am

books.
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Postby Spooky Jim » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:31 am

I am interested. I have 3 books I am looking for right now, should I PM you the titles?
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Postby trigross » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:18 am

hell yeah EXPECT A PM (at some point)
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Postby digital friday » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:07 am

I’m interested in any JG Ballard or Denis Johnson you have.
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Postby abs » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:39 am

Spooky Jim wrote:I am interested. I have 3 books I am looking for right now, should I PM you the titles?



Please do!
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Postby abs » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:40 am

digital friday wrote:I’m interested in any JG Ballard or Denis Johnson you have.



That’s quite the list. Their full catalogue is usually in stock. Any in particular?
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Postby abs » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:00 pm

Definitely do, GS!

It’s pretty extensive already but usually doubles in size this time of year (April is Natl Poetry Month)
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Postby digital friday » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:16 pm

abs wrote:
digital friday wrote:I’m interested in any JG Ballard or Denis Johnson you have.


That’s quite the list. Their full catalogue is usually in stock. Any in particular?


Starting with Ballard, then I'm looking for: Vermilion Sands, The Drowned World, Empire of the Sun, The Atrocity Exhibition. But I'm a browser so if there are some other good looking editions over there, I'm interested.
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Postby aoife » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:44 pm

Abs, you rock the universe for offering to get us BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS!! <3 <3 Thank you!!

You will be getting a PM from me when I go through my to-buy list, or I come across a text I need to read asap.
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Postby landspeedrecord » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:22 pm

books!!!
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Postby waldojeffers1 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:54 pm

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Postby Hal Jordan » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:55 pm

do you have comic books
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Postby abs » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:49 pm

Hal Jordan wrote:do you have comic books


no single comics, but graphic novels
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Postby digital friday » Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:56 am

In retrospect my response was a bit big. If you have vermilion sand or atrocity exhibition I’d take one or the other.
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Postby Kwisatz Haderach » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:22 am

bookmarking for the next time i want to order something!
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Postby abs » Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:18 pm

digital friday wrote:In retrospect my response was a bit big. If you have vermilion sand or atrocity exhibition I’d take one or the other.



I’ll double check in our sale room tomorrow but it looks like they went out of print. Have you tried using alibris.com?

I used to recommend abebooks.com but HEY guess who bought them? Amazon.
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Postby Seamus » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:00 am

Great thread Abs. I hope you don't mind me posting a recommendation for UK boarders.

Liverpool is lucky enough to have an independent bookshop and institution called News From Nowhere. It's a women's radical co-op and does amazing work in the community. It's also one of the most welcoming places in the city, so please pop in if you ever find yourself in Liverpool. I love it with all of my heart, and if you're looking for somewhere to order from please consider it. They might not always be able to match Amazon in price but they trounce them in ethics. I'd be more than happy to pop in to the shop if there's any problems ordering from their site or you need anything forwarding.

Here's a link to the site and more info:

http://www.newsfromnowhere.org.uk/

News From Nowhere Bookshop opened its doors on Mayday 1974 in tiny premises on Manchester St and in its 30 years of existence has moved three times before occupying its current site on Liverpool's bohemian Bold St. This 5-storey building is now owned by the Workers Co-operative which runs the bookshop as a not-for-profit community business, thus securing its future as an essential resource for the people of Liverpool.

It has also been a Women's Collective since 1981, providing many women, as members of the collective or as volunteers, with the experience of running a business, and building up their skills in bookselling, retail and accounts. It's not very often now that a man will take one look at the woman behind the till and ask to see the boss, but it does still happen!

Its descriptions as an alternative, radical, feminist or community bookshop have varied over the years but its aims have remained constant - to provide access to books and information on the reality of the world and how to change it and ourselves for the better. Thus books on the History of Slavery nestle alongside manuals on Environmental Change, and volumes on Tai Chi or Feminism sit opposite Lesbian, Irish and Black fiction.

Subjects range from Labour History, Black Liberation, Irish Politics, and Struggles for Justice and Peace Worldwide, to Children's Rights, Women's Health, Disability Liberation, and Miscarriages of Justice. In addition there are large sections of socially-conscious Fiction and a vast array of Children's Books reflecting our diverse and multi-racial society. Local schools and the Education Authority use the bookshop as a major resource for equal opportunities and dual-language books.

Over the years, as News From Nowhere has become the main independent bookshop in Liverpool, priding itself on its efficient and helpful customer service and ordering facilities, it has built up strong links with the local universities and colleges and is now used as a stockist for students, from ESOL and Second Chance to degree courses in e.g. social sciences, criminology, media, history, literature and politics.

In a world of corporate chains and multinationals, an independent, grassroots co-operative may struggle to compete, and the Women's Collective which runs the shop has had to overcome difficulties such as dilapidated buildings, economic hardships, ruthless landlords, the rise of chain bookselling and not least a determined campaign of arson attacks from fascist groups in the '80s. But News From Nowhere has shown what can be achieved through the dedication of its workers (who now have over 60 years bookselling experience between them!) and the determination of a community to support & retain what it sees as a vital resource and focal point for campaigns for change.

It has always been much more than just a bookshop. In its day-to-day work, the collective tries to put into practice its ideals. For example, staff all receive equal rates of pay; decisions are made collectively - there is no boss; toys and a comfy chair are provided in the children's area for tired or breastfeeding mums; many lesbians and gay men have found it a welcoming port of call when taking their first steps to "coming out". And on a wider level, many campaigns have been supported practically and with information over the years e.g. Troops Out of Ireland, Reclaim The Night, The Miners' Strike, Greenham Common, The Liverpool Dockers, and anti-war campaigns from Vietnam to Iraq. Strong links have also been made with numerous local initiatives e.g. Sahir House, Black History Month, Africa Oye, Liverpool Friends of Palestine, Hillsborough Justice Campaign, refugee & asylum-seeker groups, women's self-harm groups, and countless conferences and events have benefited from a News From Nowhere bookstall. In addition, where else in the city marks Chinese New Year, Martin Luther King Day, International Women's Day, Jewish Book Week, St Patrick's Day, Pride Week, Hiroshima Day, World Aids Day & Kwanzaa?

The collective has never been afraid to confront controversial issues e.g. stocking information on British repression in Ireland long before the Peace Process, pioneering self-determination for survivors of sexual abuse before it was widely recognised or boycotting cheques from Barclays bank during apartheid. At the same time the bookshop's stock and philosophy reflect the hopefulness that 19th century socialist William Morris espoused in his utopian novel "News From Nowhere", that a better world is possible. In our 21st Century that means publicising that there is a large and growing peace movement in Israel, that there is always an alternative to war, that white people can work alongside black for racial justice, that globalisation can be countered by grassroots movements, that realising our personal power can empower us to change the world and that books are, as ever, crucial in that path to empowerment and justice.


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Postby iambic » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:00 pm

G_S wrote:even tho I try not to buy books anymore, I am always in the market for Library of America stuff

sordid's parents have hundreds of these, and it's like the one thing they don't let us just take
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Postby Eyeball Kid » Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:05 pm

I've considered replacing my Saul Bellow paperbacks with the LoA run, but I'd miss all the introductions from other writers.
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