bargain booksPosted: September 18, 2018
I read most of my books on my iPad Kindle app these days, but I was thinking recently about how much I have enjoyed bargain books in the past. Then what should show up in the mail but a catalog from Daedalus Books: one of the leading mail order sellers of bargain books.
- Remainders: where the publisher sells its stock of a title, usually but not always hardcover, to a distributor that gets the book out to retailers at a deeply discounted price.
- Reprints: books, generally out of copyright, that are reprinted and sold in less expensive editions.
- Imports: books imported from elsewhere and sold at a low price.
The catalog was just too tempting. I ordered three books, two for me and one for Terry: one remainder and two imports.
I love my Kindle books, but here’s to books on paper. And to bargain books.