You can be both a reader & a collector at the same time, if you're careful. Last night I
"manufactured" three collectible first editions out of books I'd read by putting them in
front of mystery writer George Pelecanos. He signed them. If I lay in unique snapshots
of him & copies of a now-unavailable GP bookmark, these items should rise above the
competition and be purchased.
Incidentally, Pelecanos estimated that world-wide sales of his new book will total
1000000. To think that I once termed him "the Charles Olson of Silver Spring".
On Wed, 13 Aug 2008 10:30:19 -0600, Douglas Barbour <[log in to unmask]>
>Or readers. like us, eh Roger?
>On 13-Aug-08, at 4:36 AM, Roger Day wrote:
>> I hate people who buy first edition comics then wrap them unread in
>> plastic. Seems like a form of murder to me.