Jim Mathias wrote:Not a bad idea, though what I do is similar: I scout out the second hand stores' bookshelves for those titles out of the old National Vanguard Books catalog. It's amazing to have found several copies of The Bell Curve, By Way of Deception, They Dare to Speak Out, and many others. Once, I found a 1939 hardbound edition of Beowulf, fully illustrated and in great condition. I couldn't dig the dollar out of my pocket fast enough.klagescosmogonic wrote:It would be good for people to gather older physical books ideally leather bound from pre-WW2 era. Children's books such as "Tom and the Water Babies", Joel Chnadler harris' "Uncle Remus"; Karl May's "Winnetou", Edgard Rice Burroughs' books. See my archive for much of this although it is mainly racialist books and etc.
I was quite sad to see our used bookstores go out of business. I do find some interesting things at the salvation army and goodwell stores though. Another good place is the friends of the library sale. Right now I am building a library of books on homesteading and backwoods living. I think books on how to hunt and butcher, tan hides and old style living are going to be important information in the future.