BTRIPP (btripp) wrote,
BTRIPP
btripp

Wow ... treasures on the shelves!

OK, so I'm still logging in stuff for my LibraryThing catalog (I'm up to 669 books at this point), and I ran across one about my "root" Shamanic teacher down in Peru. Now, I knew this one was pretty valuable (it was given to me by a friend when she left Chicago and was getting rid of much of her library ... she knew that I just had a "xerox" copy from one I'd taken out of the library some decades ago, and couldn't find one) and hard to find, but I was shocked when I saw what the "used" copies were going for on Amazon. Now, my friend had paid $15.95 at the Cornell book shop for her copy back when she was in college (and thinking she was going to end up being an anthropologist instead of a lawyer) ... right now the cheapest copy available through Amazon is $157.19, and that goes all the way up to some (new seller) asking an insane $1,125.00 for one! It makes me want to stick the hardcover copy in a safe and put back the stack of xeroxes in its place! That's crazy ... you would think that somebody would wrangle the rights on that and put out a print-on-demand edition of it if it's "worth" that much!


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