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Pre-Owned Books


The minimum postage/handling charge is $7.00. Approximately $3 of that represents packaging and mileage. Above that, if the actual postage for your order is at least $3 less than the amount you were charged, the difference will be refunded immediately (usually, the same day the order is shipped).  (The $3 covers packaging supplies.) Each country costs a different amount and each book weighs a different amount so the international calculation for USED books can be high or low. I don't profit from the postage.  (Apparently, neither does USPS.)

Check back often. I usually add a couple dozen books per month. Sometimes I'm ambitious and drop 50 or more books on the website at once.

You might try searching: collectible, bizarre, business, presentation, lecture (notes) and mental for the type of book. You can also search "hard" for "hardcover/hard cover." You might also try "spiral" or "soft" and hope for similar results. This is not 100% accurate as I zone out while typing the details. For example, not all mentalism books have mental as a key word in their descriptions.   

Most of the used books for sale here are left over from assimilating my friend Phil Willmarth's library into mine. (Since that time, I have assimilated a few other libraries.) Where the books were from his library, most carry his personal library stamp and/or his signature (even if the condition is marked "like new.") In most cases, I only have one copy of each book so it is first come, first served. The books are generally in very good condition.  Serious condition issues will be noted in the description.  Be aware, some of the books may have notes or highlights from Phil, the previous owner, or me. 

The Fine Print --  In the unlikely event that the inventory flag was not properly set, it is possible the same book could be ordered twice.  If this occurs, the second person placing the order for the same item will be notified and the money refunded immediately.  (In the last 24 months, this has happened only twice.)  You do not have to e-mail to see if a book is available.  If you see it on the site, then my records show it is available.

Please feel free to write with questions, but also be aware that the ordering process is automated.  Books are still available to others until the order for those books is actually placed, paid for, and accepted.  If you choose to order outside of the standard website process (e.g. e-mail, PayPal billing, etc.) the book is still available for someone else to order until I return to my office and key your request into the website.  For this reason, orders placed directly through the website are encouraged and have priority over all other orders.   

I included only the item's basic information as most of the people using this website are already familiar with most of the items listed.  The prices on the used books are subject to change without notice.  In fact, I feel some of them changing in the short time you have been reading this so perhaps you should read faster.  There is a wealth of material here including classics and hard-to-find gems, most at a fraction of what I paid for my first copy of the same item.  Scroll down and enjoy!


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