We are always on the lookout for quality books that fit our client’s interests.
What does that mean?
It means we don’t buy books in poor condition (smelly, falling apart, from smoking environments, etc.) and we don’t buy nice books that we don’t deal in.
We have a created an exhaustive list of the authors, titles, and topics that we usually buy, and we will gladly provide that for you upon request. If your books are not on the list, we are not interested in them. It doesn’t mean they aren’t quality books, it just means it is not something WE deal with. Meaning, you will be better served by contacting another dealer.
If you have a collection you are interested in selling, feel free to call or text my cell phone at 518.763.2093. Texting is a great way to start, especially if you send pictures of some of your books.
1) marked by wide separation of component particles, ie, “thin” (we all know there is no such thing as “a book”, there are “books”, and “collections”, and “stacks”, and “shelves”, and “rooms”, and… No, this won’t work.)
2) a:marked by unusual quality, merit, or appeal
b:superlative or extreme of its kind
(this generally fits the books with which we work, but alas, as a rule, I don’t believe the general populace thinks of “rare” in these terms)
3) seldom occurring or found (and here upon, we land on the true culprit)
I would postulate that #3 is the definition for “rare” that most think of when they see an object description offered online. If there are 10, 17, or more of the same item available at the same time, can it truly be anointed as “rare”? I don’t believe so.
Hence, while the items that I curate at Hudson Vintage Pulp & Rocket Works are truly “rare” in the sense of Webster’s #2 definition, and, there are at times items which are not overly common, I actively choose to use the all-too-abused description of “rare” for my collection. So, we shall “sparse”. Agreeable to you? Good!
At the end of the day, you will be pleasantly surprised with what you find.