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(I hope this is allowed here. I sincerely apologize if not, but I thought it might be fine since we are essentially giving books away and the “price” is for the the recipient to cover postage.)
Hi folks, I was visiting my parents recently and decided it was time convince Dad to tackle his horde of old books sitting in storage! There were a fair few books on wolves and dogs/canids; here’s a few of them.
My dad is a retired wildlife biologist, in the USA. He’s also a bit of a pack-rat (hah, vertebrate pests were his specialty). There’s a ton of books that he’s obtained through the years, all through college and grad school, from colleagues and professors, etc. In the internet age, he didn’t need to use them as much, and on retiring, he didn’t really know what to do with most of them. To him they had value, so he didn’t want to just let them go en masse. I’ve convinced him to offer them online for essentially the price of shipping, because he’s not about to start a bookselling business, and there are people out here on the web who see the academic, informational, or aesthetic value of them. I think he is finding it feels good sending them to people who are in his field, or who just have a genuine interest!
Topics include biology, ecology, wildlife, pests, conservation, specific animals, study findings, and all kinds of things, including the occasional work of literature. Some of these are out of print, some of them have really cool spine or cover designs or fonts or plates, and would make great decor or props in addition to maybe having interesting content inside? The oldest I have seen so far is from the 1930s, though there might be older as we work through more. A lot of these I think he obtained from colleagues or professors/mentors.
I made them an Instagram to sell in the comments, so that they can keep adding books in waves as they have time to clean out various storage spaces. Be the first to comment “sold” under a book you’d like, and when done shopping, send a direct message to give your shipping address. They’ll be shipping in the US via Media Mail, so we’ve rounded up to the nearest dollar to cover costs of packaging when we run out, but Mom is also re-checking the weights because multiple lightweight books ship cheaper. Payment is Venmo or PayPal.
Bob’s Bookshelves on Instagram
Please check it out and follow- maybe we’ll have something you need! (PS: Once they get through Dad’s collection, Mom was talking about potentially offering sheet music and music books that need sorting out, in case any of you are musicians or singers).
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