Some publishers, small presses in this context, will occasionally run grab bags. The best of these that I’ve found are the ones published by Subterranean Press. I’ve never done worse than break even, meaning that the titles I like have cover prices which total up to the cost of all the books put together. The books I’m not interested in I set aside for that day I eventually put things up on ebay.
So that’s how I figured it would be this time. I was hoping for half the books to be things I would be interested in. Instead, well, here’s what I got. (Click to enlarge.)
That’s $430 worth of books for (IIRC) $150 plus shipping. The Crowther, Nix, Lansdale, de Lint, Denton, and one Lumley are signed. Every single one of them is something I would be interested in reading, although I wouldn’t be willing to pay cover price for some of them. (Don’t ask me when I’m going to find time to read them. I’m behind enough as it is.)
You can be sure that unless finances are really strapped, I’ll be ordering the next time Subterranean runs a grab bag.