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, GLBT, 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 2016.
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.
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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, $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.
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
George Bernard Shaw's 4-volume set "Music in London," a collection of his various reviews and essays on music, with slipcase, covering the period of 1890-94. $40.
Alma Lach's "Hows and Whys of French Cooking," (an expanded version of "Cooking a la Cordon Bleu), a 635-page comprehensive guide in sturdy condition. $14
-- Bambi, 1st US edition, illustrated by Kurt Wiese, spine faded and corners bumped but otherwise a very good hardcover, $26.
-- ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA,14th edition. Complete: 24 volumes Copyright 1929 by Encyclopedia Britannica Inc. Hardcover. 9" cover width x 11" tall x 39" combined shelf width. illustrated. Black leatherette type cloth, very good condition. NOTE: This 3-box lot is available for local pickup only (Port Orange or Daytona). No shipping will be attempted, sorry. Just $50 for the complete set -- less than half the going rates on eBay, Abebooks, etc. Send us an email to arrange purchase.
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. Latest additions include a 1911 topographical map of a portion of Namibia. $20.
- "The Travels of William Bartram," handsome copy of the "naturalist's edition," with numerous drawings of species and foldout map of Bartram's journeys through the southern wilderness in the 1770s. $48.
-- Signed copy of Ralph McGill's groundbreaking "The South and the Southerners."
-- 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.) and "Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea.
-- New Yorker back issues -- We have added about 6 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.
-- Signed and numbered clean copy of "Wine, Women and Song," humorous autobiography by Billy Rose. $42. -- "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. $75 -- Several Stephen King hardcovers (mostly later printings) have been added to the inventory and more are coming. Latest titles: "Under the Dome," "Four Past Midnight" and "Duma Key." E-mail us if you need a particular title for your collection.
SUNDAYS 10 a.m. -- NEW CHURCH FAMILY, an independent 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, genders and orientations are welcome. The church has an extensive lending library -- check it out. Also, NCF benefits from books sold in our "Church Benefit" category. More information is available at http://newchurchfamily.org/.