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Welcome to King Champ


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, GLBTQ, 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.

For your convenience, this website provides a shopping cart. However, you do not need to log in or create an account to make purchases. Simply send an e-mail listing what you'd like to buy to We will reply with prices, information about availability, shipping fees and options for sending payments. 

KingChamp Books is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, an alliance of booksellers supporting professional standards, ethics and courtesy in the Internet book market. Visit IOBA's website at for useful information on technical aspects of book collecting.

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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 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, KingChamp has extended its "Stimulus"  discounts into 2017.


 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.

If we don't have the book you need, please try the independent booksellers listed on our Links page. Displayed below is a box that allows you to search the inventories of dozens of other small dealers simultaneously. They, like KingChamp Books, are affiliated with the bookselling portal:


 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, $20 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.


Scarce signed copy of "Ten Blocks from the White House," the Washington Post's documentation of 1968 rioting in the District of Columbia following the assassination of Martin Luther King. $50. 

Lot of 5 New Yorker issues from 2016, featuring covers with illustrations of Donald Trump. $12

Hokusai's Sketch-books, near perfect with inscription by author James Michener $120

Great gift for cellists -- Paul Tortelier's scarce "How I Play, How I Teach"  $25.

Two 1909 back issues of The Outlook, forerunner of Time and Newsweek, featuring political articles by Theodore Roosevelt, who has associate editor. $12 and $14.

Rare double-signed copies of 3 titles in the Maud & Miska Petersham's "Story Book" series -- Silk, Iron & Steel  and Food. very good  condition, $35 each

Carl Sandburg's Rootabaga Stories, Omnibus Edition, very good condition. $70

Life Magazine issue from June 23, 1967,  a package of articles about the Six-Day War. Very good condition. $12

TWO WW 2 U.S. Army collectible booklets -- "The Fifth Division in France" ($50) and "A Camera Trip through Camp Croft" ($25)

Leonard Bernstein's Norton Lectures at Harvard on "The Unanswered Question," a 1973 exploration of the possibility of a universal musical grammar, recorded on 17 vinyl LPs with no visible scratches. Includes many excerpts from classical and modern composers. $100

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 and Southwest Africa. Nice material for collectors of Africana or World War 1 material. Newly added -- large map of Lake Tanganyika region, dated 1904.

-- Several early printings of Jules Verne adventure novels. Newly added: "Tour of the World in Eighty Days"  (A.L. Burt Home Library edition); "Five Weeks in a Balloon (George Routledge & Sons.)" "Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea." "Underground City" and "Journey to the Center of the Earth."

New Yorker Back issues --
We have on hand about 7 years' worth of recent New Yorkers. E-mail which copies you need. $3 for one, $2 for each additional issue. We also will be offering box lots of 3 months' worth (10 to 12 issues, all in good to very good condition) for just $12 each. Just added -- the new single issue cover showing Hillary Clinton as a bruised but happy boxer. Also a packet of 5 Trump covers.

-- Signed and numbered clean copy of "Wine, Women and  Song," humorous autobiography by Billy Rose. $42. 

-- OUT Magazine, Pulse Nightclub memorial issue.

-- Several Stephen King hardcovers (mostly later printings) have been added to the inventory and more are coming. Latest titles:  "Salem's Lot," "Carrie," "Duma Key," "Under the Dome," "Four Past Midnight" "Lisey's Story" and "The Dead Zone."  E-mail  us if you need a particular title for your collection.










Featured Items
A World of Enchantment
Kondakova, Liudmila
148.00 USD

Bridget Riley: Selected Paintings 1961-1999/ Ausgewahlte Gemalde
Riley, Bridget
150.00 USD

Andre Duval Institute's Le Petit Duval
Andre Duval Institute
38.00 USD

The Way We Were: New England Then New England Now
Okrent, Daniel
14.00 USD

Gilbert's Living With Art
Getlein, Mark
15.00 USD

Invasion of Privacy: The Cross Creek Trial of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Acton, Patricia Nassif
30.00 USD

The South and the Southerner
McGill, Ralph
28.00 USD

The Steam House
Verne, Jules
70.00 USD

Check out our newly listed titles
Ancient & Modern Dolls
White, Gwen
14.00 USD

Tim and Ginger
Ardizzone. Edward
7.00 USD

AP: The Story of News
Gramling, Oliver
12.00 USD

A Toast to Rebellion
Garibaldi, Giuseppe
12.00 USD

Oct. 20, 2002 Issue -- End of Middle-Class America Cover
New York Times Magazine
5.00 USD

Richmond: Scenes in the Life of a Bow Street Runner
"Richmond" (Anonymous)
6.00 USD

Fored Ranger & Mazda Pickups Automotive Repair Manual: 1993-2010 All Models, Jorgenswen, Eric; Haynes, John H; Ahistrand, Alan
Fored Ranger & Mazda Pickups Automotive Repair Manual: 1993-2010 All Models
Jorgenswen, Eric; Haynes, John H; Ahistrand, Alan
11.00 USD

Warman's Americana & Collectibles 1st Edition
Rinker, Harry L., Ed.
9.00 USD

Simon Willard and His Clocks
Willard, John Ware
5.00 USD

Provence A-Z
Mayle, Peter
7.50 USD

Just Passin' Thru: A Vintage Store, the Appalachian Trail, and a Cast of Unforgettable Characters, Porter, Winton
Just Passin' Thru: A Vintage Store, the Appalachian Trail, and a Cast of Unforgettable Characters
Porter, Winton
12.00 USD

Before the Dawn of History
Knight, Charles R.
55.00 USD

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