Library Addition: The Da Vinci Code

Only doing a separate blog post on this to illustrate a few points about bookselling and collecting.

Brown, Dan. The Da Vinci Code. Doubleday, 2003. First edition hardback (price of $24.95 on flap, “First Edition” and “10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1” numberline on copyright page), a near Fine copy with owner blindstamp on front free endpaper, in a Fine- dust jacket with a small crease to bottom corner of front flap.

Da Vinci Code

The multi-million bestseller. At one point people were getting big bucks for first printings. This copy? I bought it for $2 from the “Nostalgia Bargain” section of a Half Price Books.

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3 Responses to “Library Addition: The Da Vinci Code”

  1. Jerry House says:

    Let me get this straight. You PAID two dollars for this? They didn’t pay you the two dollars to take it?

  2. Stephen Mertz says:

    Aw, everyone’s down on ol’ Dan but at least he’s well paid for the snobbish abuse. A competent but not great thriller writer, he is a good idea man and it you like his brand of pulp, he knows how to keep a story moving. This is a good read (certainly worth two dollars!) though not as good as his best, Angels & Demons.

  3. Kim says:

    I remember finding a 1st of The Bridges of Madison County near its peak popularity. Then it was going for about $400, I held onto it to long and ended up getting $100 for it (I paid $2). I see it these days for about $2.

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