We are an online used-book dealer, selling mostly non-fiction titles at reasonable prices since 2001. Our main inventory categories are: art, business/investment, culinary, entertainers and spirituality. We strive to make our listings as informative and accurate as possible, but feel free to ask questions about any item in our inventory. Generic stock images of books are displayed as a shopping aid. Photo scans of specific copies are gladly provided upon request.
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--- The KC "STIMULUS" : A 10 Percent Markdown ---
As an anti-recession move, KingChamp Books has reduced all prices on its own web site by 10 percent. This rewards customers who purchase KingChamp's inventory at http://www.kingchampbooks.com/ rather than through marketplaces that charge ever-rising commissions and shipping fees. Thank you for your loyalty. Although the federal government contends the Great Recession has ended (even though the Federal Reserve continues printing many billions in new money each month), KingChamp has extended its "Stimulus" discounts into 2014.
And don't forget about our standard "REPEAT CUSTOMER DISCOUNT" -- buy a book here and then get $1 off every additional title purchased. Trade discounts are offered to bona fide book dealers and libraries.
Please search or browse our inventory by using the search box on the lefthand side of this page or clicking on the browse-by-category link. Feel free to e-mail to confirm availability and reserve a title for 14 days. If you can't find what you need, please fill out our off-line search form and we will search our off-line inventory, other bookstores and book search services for you.
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U.S.: Media Mail rate $3 first book, $1 additional. Priority, $6.00 first book, $2 additional. Canada: Priority International $13 first book, $6 additional. International: International Priority, $17 and up each book. International First Class is available upon customer request, but in some cases, it may be more expensive than International Priority.
NOTE: Despite U.S. Postal Service rate increases every year from 2006 through 2014, KingChamp Books continues to use its 2005 domestic shipping rates to keep your total price as low as possible. The 2007 increase eliminated surface rates for overseas shipping. KingChamp uses International Priority Mail envelopes whenever possible to provide the lowest rates possible.
-- Several antique German colonial maps -- folding maps with panels mounted on cloth -- are being catalogued and placed in our inventory. Most show various districts of colonies in East Africa. Nice material for collectors of Africana or World War 1 material. Latest additions include a large circa-1910 pastel topographical map of the Masai Plateau, south of Kilimanjaro. $50.
- An above-average first edition of a classic of 20th century photojournalism, plus commentary giving the story behind the story about many of David Douglas Duncan's photo spreads in Life and other publications. $12.
-- New Yorker back issues -- We have added about 6 years' worth of recent New Yorkers. E-mail which copies you need. $4 for one, $3 for each additional issue.
-- "Alex Katz: American Landscape" -- English/German catalog of a 1995 exhibition in Baden-Baden, near fine, $28. -- "Gay Children Grown Up," a scarce monograph by sociologist Joseph Harry, puncturing the once-common notion that effeminate boys are mentally ill. $99
-- "Fit to Print" by Marc Davidson. Scarce catalog of the newspaper poster collection formerly displayed at the Daytona Beach News-Journal. More than 200 plates, entertainingly annotated by Davidson, who helped his father purchase scores of French, Italian, British, German and American posters, mostly from the 1890-1930 period.
-- "Le Petit Duval," a scarce wine-tasting instruction guide in a loose leaf binder. Includes a guide to understanding wine label.
-- "Great Storms of the Jersey Shore." Light chipping of the dust jacket, but otherwise in near-fine condition. This fine collection of historical photographs shows coastal damage over several decades prior to Hurricane Sandy. Also for your consideration, "Sudden Sea," a riveting narrative of the 1938 hurricane and its impact on New England, especially Rhode Island.
-- Several Stephen King hardcovers (later printings) have been added to the inventory.
SUNDAYS 10 a.m. -- NEW CHURCH FAMILY, an inclusive Christian congregation formed in 1986, holds worship services in Daytona Beach at 3520 W. International Speedway Blvd. (US 92 at I-4) Visitors of all faiths, races and orientations are welcome. NCF benefits from books sold in our "Church Benefit" category. Donations to the church are appreciated. More information is available at http://www.newchurchfamily.org/. Also check Facebook for our sermons, posted at New Church Family of Daytona Beach (Group). A Youth Outreach page is labeled "The Porch of Daytona"