Used Books - Miscellaneous

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We sell used books and journals related to the subjects covered on the CONDOR TALES website, and some of our other personal interests, and we offer them on these pages.  Our selling philosophy: we like money, but are not necessarily out to make it from used book sales. We try to price our books competitively, and charge postage based on the size and weight of the individual books.

HOW TO ORDER

We are beginning the process of closing out our used book "store," and have reduced the prices of almost everything. We've removed the PayPal "Buy Now" buttons, at least for awhile, because we don't have time right now to edit them all. If you want to buy something, send an e-mail with your wants, and we'll send an invoice with the costs. Then, if you want to buy, you can pay electronically through PayPal.

To the prices given, $4.50 should be added to cover mailing. If you are ordering two or more books that can be sent in the same package, we will reduce the shipping costs accordingly: e.g., if $4.50 still covers our handling costs, that's all we charge; if we can send 3 books for $5.00, that's what it will cost you. Note: these are based on U. S. Postal Service Media Mail rates (the old "book rate").  If you would like expedited service  (e.g., Priority Mail), let us know, and that's the quote we'll show in the invoice we send you. Sorry, we are only shipping inside the United States, now.

Contact Address: books@condortales.com

NOTE: These books are either used or new but "shop worn." Every copy is "good" or better, but they show some degree of wear.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

HOW-TO - MISCELLANEOUS

 BRADSHAW, J. 1990. Homecoming, reclaiming and championing your inner child. New York, NY: Bantam Books. Hardbound w/dust jacket. 288 pages. ISBN 0-553-05793-6. $0.75.

Family consultant Bradshaw with thoughts on self-fulfillment. Our copy is in very good condition.


BRILL, H., J. A. BRILL, and C. FEIGENBAUM. 1999. Investing with your values: making money and making a difference. Princeton, NJ: Bloomberg Press. Hardcover with dust jacket. 363 pages. ISBN 1-57660-026-2. $3.50.

Alternative investing for those who want to know where their money goes, rather than supporting oil companies, cigarette manufacturers and others you probably wouldn't want to support if you knew where all your investments were going. Our copy looks brand-new.


HONIGSBERG, P. J., B. KAMOROFF and J. BEATTY. 1991. We own it. Starting & managing cooperatives & employee owned ventures. Laytonville, CA: Bell Springs Publishing. ISBN 0-917510-08-9. Paper, 147 pages. $2.50.

This book "gives you the legal, tax and management information you need to start and successfully operate all types of consumer, producer and worker coops and collectives." The cover of our copy is slightly dog-eared, but the book is clean and well bound.

KAMOROFF, B. 1992. Small-Time Operator: How to Start Your Own Small Business, Keep Your Books, Pay Your Taxes and Stay Out of Trouble. Laytonville, CA: Bell Springs Publishing. Trade paper. About 200 pages. ISBN 0-917510-10-0. $2.50.

Excellent advice on starting and running a small business. Good illustrations, diagrams, and index. The covers of our copy show a little shelf wear, but nice copy overall.

REICHHELD, F. F, and T. TEAL. 1996. The Loyalty Effect. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press. Hardbound, with dust jacket. 323 pages. ISBN 0-87584-448-0. $1.50. How companies that embrace and encourage their loyal customers reap the benefits. Our copy is in nearly new condition. Includes illustrations and an index.

ROY, R. 2008. Stoneview: How to Build an Eco-Friendly Little Guesthouse. Gabriola Island, British Columbia: New Society Publishers. Trade paper. 205 pages. ISBN 978-0-86571-597-4. $4.00.

"Step by step instructions for building an octagonal cordwood masonry guesthouse." Very nice little book, with good construction ideas even if you don't plan to make their exact house. The covers of our copy are slightly dogeared, but the book is clean and solidly bound. Contains illustrations,bibliography and index. 


PUBLISHING

AVKA, D. and D. HEISE. 1996. The successful self-publisher. Produce and market your own best seller. Evanston, IL: Evanston Publishing, Inc. ISBN 1-879260-38-7. Paper, $1.50.
Maybe not as realistically useful as some of the other self-publishing books, but still helpful. Our copy shows a little wear to the cover, but overall is in very good condition.


KRAMER, F. and M. LOVAAS. 1991. Desktop publishing success. How to start and run a desktop publishing business. Homewood, IL: Business One Irwin. ISBN 1-55623-424-4. Paper, 350 pages. $1.00.

This is a book about operating a desktop publishing business, not about publishing your own books. It looks useful. Our copy has some minor shelf wear, but is clean and well bound.


POYNTER, D. 1988. Publishing Short-Run Books: How to Paste Up and Reproduce Books Instantly Using Your Quick Print Shop. Santa Barbara, CA: Para Publishing. Trade paper. 142 pages. ISBN 0-915516-44-6. $0.50.

Easy to follow instructions on how to reproduce your own short-run books. Our copy is clean and well bound.

POYNTER, D. 1995. The self-publishing manual. How to write, print and sell your own book. Santa Barbara, CA: Para Publishing. Eight Edition, completely revised. ISBN 1-56860-003-8. Paper, 458 pages. $1.00.

An updated version of the first book we used to start self-publishing; very useful. Our copy shows a little shelf wear, but overall is very nice.


ROSS, M. and T. ROSS. 1999. Jump start your book sales, a money-making guide for authors, independent publishers and small presses. Buena Vista, CO: Communication Creativity. ISBN 0-918884-41-6. $1.50. Lots of good advice on how to sell a book once its written and published. Our copy is in nearly new condition.

ROSS, T. and M. ROSS. 1994. The complete guide to self-publishing. Cincinnati, OH: Writer's Digest Books. ISBN 0-89879-646-6. Third Edition. Paper, 406 pages. $1.50. A very useful guide to all aspects of publishing your own books. Our copy shows only minor shelf wear.

 

TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE

BENNETT, A., L. PELLETIER, and D. TANCON. 1985. Guide to day hikes in the Campbell River and Quadra Island areas. Campbell River, B. C: Ram Publications. Paperback. 44 pages. $1.00. A handy pocket guide to hikes on Vancover Island. Includes maps and illustrations. Nice copy.

DAFFERN, G.. 1985. Kananaskis country trail guide. Calgary, Alberta: Rocky Mountain Books. Trade paper. 384 pages. ISBN 0-9690038-5-4. $5.00. An excellent trail guide, replete with topo maps, photos, and descriptions on hikes in a wonderful part of the Canadian Rockies. The cover edges of our copy are slightly scuffed; otherwise, it is spotless.

HEACOX, K. 1986. The Denali Road Guide, A roadside history of Denali National Park. Alaska Natural History Association. Trade paper. 48 pages. ISBN 0-930931-009. $1.00. Nicely illustrated booklet covering what you'll see on a road trip into Denali National Park, keyed to milepost markers along the way. Our copy is clean and solid.

McKEEVER, H. P. 1982. British Columbia: An Explorer's Guide. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books. Trade paper. 192 pages. ISBN 0-87701-266-0. $2.00.
Nicely illustrated and described guide to interesting places in British Columbia. Some of the specifics are undoubtedly out-of-date now, but it remains a good introductory guide. It has illustrations, maps, and an index. The cover of our copy shows general wear, but overall it is clean and solid.

ROBINSON, J. W. 1967. Camping and climbing in Baja. Glendale, California: La Siesta Press. Trade paper. 96 pages. $3.50.
This is the book I used to find my way around the Sierra Juarez and Sierra San Pedro Martir in the 1970s. The maps and route descriptions are still very useful, as no comparable guide has been published since. Our copy is in good condition.


THOLLANDER, E. . 1993. Back Roads of Oregon: 82 Trips on Scenic Byways. Seattle, WA: Sasquatch Books. Trade paper. 208 pages. ISBN 0-912365-77-3. $3.00.
Beautifully illustrated introduction to some off the beaten path Oregon locations. It includes maps and an index. Our copy is in very good condition.

 

COOK BOOKS, HEALTH AND NUTRITION

DIAMOND, H., and M. DIAMOND. 1985. Fit for life. New York, NY: Warner Books. Hardbound with dust jacket. 241 pages. ISBN 0-446-51322-9. $1.50.
The Director of Nutrition for International Health Systems (Santa Monica, CA) gives his take on the macrobiotic weight loss diet popular in the mid-1980s. Our copy is very nice, and has a bibliography and index.

 

BIOGRAPHY

CARTER, J. 2001. An Hour Before Daylight: Memoirs of a Rural Boyhood. New York, NY: Touchstone. Trade paper. 288 pages. ISBN 0-7432-1199-5. $1.00.
Jimmy Carter's autobiographical account of his early years. Our copy is clean and well bound.

STROUD, P. T. 2000. The Emperor of Nature: Charles-Luciene Bonaparte & His World. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. Hardcover, with dust jacket. 371 pages. ISBN 0-8122-3546-0. $8.00.
Charles Bonaparte, a relative but not a descendent of the famed Napoleon, was an avid naturalist who visited the United States in the 1820s, and was an early leader in American ornithology. This is first biography written of him, and is full of natural history and European history and politics. A very entertaining book. Ours is a former library book, but there are only three small library stamps on the book, and none of the usual defacements. It is clean and well-bound, and includes illustrations, chapter notes, bibliography and index.

WILKINS, THURMAN. 1988. Clarence King: A Biography. Revised and enlarged edition. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press. Trade paperback. ISBN 0-8263-1085-0. 524 pages. $9.00.
Clarence King was leader of the early topographic and geological surveys of western North America, climbed mountains not previously visited, had mining interests in the U. S. and Mexico, and served as first Director of the U. S. Geological Survey. This is a good read and a great biography. Our copy has a slightly scuffed cover,with a little curl on the edges, but is overall very nice. The book includes illustrations, an index, and a bibliography.


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