RARA-AVIS: Re: Serpents Tail and other suggested publishers

From: Kevin Burton Smith ( kvnsmith@thrillingdetective.com)
Date: 16 Apr 2003

I'm beginning to think Montreal is the place where books go to die, at least for a while. Most of those books you mention I remember seeing remaindered all over the place. British, American, French -- Blue Murder, Black Lizard, Zomba Press, Dennis MacMilliam, etc., etc.
-- great stuff, brand-spanking new, priced to own. And then there were all those funky old used American paperbacks from the forties, fifties and sixties -- Dell, Gold Medal, Crest, Graphic, etc. -- that nobody was much interested in (Quebec's mostly French-speaking, remember) going for a quarter or so. How could I resist?

Which explains how I could now build a house out of my TBR pile.

Of course, now, with the internet, everyone knows what everything is worth, or think they do. Bargains are still out there, but they're harder to find. Books worth maybe five bucks that I used to get for a buck or so are now being offered on ABE for twenty.



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