Yet another teaser for you; a peculiar shelf that proves it isn’t all sci-fi.

We hope you like the little previews we’ve been giving you, but we want you to know that we have ways of preventing you from seeing too much.

It’s no fun if everybody can just wander around the borders of the sale, picking out titles from a distance.

If you show up before we open, you’ll see what we mean as you pace nervously.

Trust us; no spoilers.

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Preview: It’s not all science fiction!

We have lots of older books, too. These Camp Fire Girls books are really sweet. They aren’t in amazing shape, as you can see, but they could be used for crafty purposes if not for reading.

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Preview: The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World

Harry Harrison recently passed on so we’re quadrupling the price of the books and we have a LOT of his books. Benjamin says the Stainless Steel Rat series is fantastic. We probably have a few complete sets available.RIP Harry Harrison

Someone was tampering with time, altering the past to eliminate the present, fading people out of existence into a timeless limbo. One of the victims was Angelina, the wife of James de Griz, better known as the Stainless Steel Rat.

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Spread the Word with this Handsome Flyer

I made a quick flyer to put up around town.

Spread the word, near and far! Print a copy and put it up in your office or favorite cafe. Spread the word on your blogness or Twitter or Facebook!

Michael Flyer

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Preview: Signed ‘To The Stars’ by George Takei

You can’t buy this inscribed copy of George Takei’s To The Stars, but we’re sprinkling signed copies and other gems throughout the sale. There’s plenty of opportunity to find treasures.

Not for sale!

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More Sale Info (or, How This Thing is Going to Work)

The current sale dates are September 8th and 9th at Michael’s house in beautiful Urbana, IL.

  • The sale will start at 9 and we will tolerate NO early birds (unless they are actually avian, then they can flap around, that’s fine).  NO early sales. None. Zero of the early sales. That means no staking out an area and standing in front of it like a slavering she-bear until 9am. No lightly resting ones hand on a first edition copy of Malleus Maleficarum* until sales begin. No slipping a stack of books that are actually good under an Ayn Rand** doorstop to keep them safe.
  • The books will be organized by size, or maybe color, or more probably by whim.
  • While we haven’t figured out a way to stop this from happening, we would really prefer it if the books were sold to non-dealers. We want the books to be read and enjoyed by individuals.
  • If the book has a price on it already, that’s the price we’re selling it for. $1.75 DAW paperback? That’ll be $1.75, please!
  • We reserve the right to make silly and arbitrary rules and deals which may contradict what’s been said previously.

*editor’s note: we haven’t actually seen a copy of Malleus Maleficarum at the house but that doesn’t mean there’s not one.

**editor’s note: there is a LOT of Rand at the house and we’re not really sure why Michael liked her. We make no promises not to judge you if you buy it but we’ll keep quiet about it.

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