Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.
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About Joe Staats, Bookseller
We are a long-established online bookstore specializing in Modern Literature, Mysteries/Thrillers, Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror, Biography, Nonfiction, Movies/Performance Arts, Short Story Collections, and Signed/Inscribed Books.
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Who We Are, Where We've Been, Where We're Going
Literature is the mirror of our collective soul, the imaginative landscape of the human experience. Reading fiction allows us to enter into other realms, to entertain other points of view, and thus to contemplate lives and experience not our own. We read for amusement, for information, and perhaps most importantly, for communion with the great minds and spirits of past and present. In reading the imaginative flights of fiction from every time and place we extend ourselves, find the sum of who we are and where we’ve been. It is in the concerns of literature that we best find what it means to be human. To not read fiction is to suffer a failure of imagination, to refuse a wider communal engagement, to miss out on pleasures of the richest, deepest kind. Through the Looking Glass, Alice! Read fiction!
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Modern Literature, Mysteries, and More!
We specialize in collectible, contemporary signed first editions. First edition means the first printing. (Later printings of the first edition are typically not printed on acid-free paper, and should be avoided by collectors.) Signatures are obtained by us in person. Inscribed books sold by us may contain a line, a phrase, or a sketch that the author has chosen to add. Our signed books are not dedicated to anybody in particular (not to your grandmother, your Aunt Gladys, your ex-lover or your former cellmate), except in the rare case of a presentation copy from an author to a noteworthy person. All our books are hardcover, unless the book is an Advance Reading Copy, Uncorrected Proof, or PBO. You can expect that the books we send you will be as described, and in a physical condition worthy of the author’s having signed them. We do not sell remainder-marked books, signed or otherwise
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Books shipped in secure packaging via USPS Media Mail, Priority Mail or Global
Priority Mail, upon receipt of payment, unless customer requests another method
of delivery. Shipping is within 24 hrs. of receipt of payment for money orders,
and after three business days for personal checks. All book jackets are
protected in new mylar covers from Brodart.
Customers have three business days within which to contact us with complaints
about merchandise by e-mail. Returns must be approved, ... [More Information]
Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.