books: $3.99/lb

I can’t pass by a bookstore without stopping in and buying something (here’s that post on cool bookstores including favorites listed by orgtheorists).  The below bookstore was next to the hotel I was staying at in Evanston.  I walked in, found a book I liked but couldn’t find the price on it.

Ends up that they sell books by the pound — $3.99/lb.  I had never seen or heard of that (I know library’s sell books off by the pound – but didn’t know there was a retail concept like that).  The selection at the bookstore wasn’t the hottest — probably varies quite a bit depending on what they happen to get in — but I like the concept (and the price) and indeed found a few books I have wanted (e.g., collected works of Descartes – portions of which I have read online but I also wanted a paper copy).

So, if you’re in Evanston, be sure to check out Market Fresh Books, deli style.

Written by teppo

October 27, 2011 at 9:07 pm

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  1. Fascinating concept! Half Price Books goes by the original cover price. Buy an old edition, it’s 95 cents; find the new printing, and it costs ten times more. Ever notice in the grocery store that radishes are sold by the bunch. Do you count them or compare them for size? If there is a lesson here is that there is more than one way to do things right. The market is pluralist by nature.


    Michael Marotta

    October 27, 2011 at 9:20 pm

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