acquiring books on the cheap

Discussion in 'Survival Reading Room' started by tacmotusn, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    I have acquired a huge hardback library. Mostly cookbooks, how to books, and anything that falls into the realm of being relevant to the survival / prepper lifestyle. Some have been picked up at flea markets, thrift stores, and anyplace else I could purchase what I wanted for well under the cover price.
    One source that I have used over the years has never failed me as their customer. I have no finacial connection to this store nor do I personally actually know the owners. No connection what so ever except as a fully satisfied customer.
    Their books are almost all hardbacks, except as noted. They added CD's and DVD's movies and music in recent years. They have a flat rate shipping fee per order of $3.50 whether you buy one book or ten. Their catalog is free for the asking. One purchase and you are pretty much on their mailing list forever. Most of the books I have bought from them sell for about 20% to 25% of cover price.
    they are: Edward R Hamilton, Bookseller company, p.o. box 15, Falls Village, Ct. 06031-5000. They recently also added a website:
    here are some examples from their most recent catalog:
    CAST IRON COOKBOOK 1762540 - by Joanna Pruess, $6.95 It cooks up the most mouth watering Buttermilk Fried Chicken one evening, does double duty with a swiss cheese and apple frittata that starts on the stove and finishes in the oven, and it's raspberry blackberry crisp is a textural delight. These and more than 100 other recipes for cast iron pans are presented. Color photos. 220 pages. published at $24.95
    EMERGENCY FOOD STORAGE & SURVIVAL HANDBOOK 7289561 - by Peggy Layton. $11.95 Everything you need to know to keep your family safe in a crisis. With this guide by your side, you and your family will learn how to plan, purchase, and store a three month supply of all the necessities; food, water, fuel, first-aid supplies, clothing, bedding, and more, simply and economically. 286 pages. Paperbound. Published at $15.95
    HANDY FARM DEVICES AND HOW TO MAKE THEM. 7433077 - by Rolfe Cobleigh. $4.95 Facsimile, originally published in 1909, offers instructions for a wealth of labor and money saving projects, from a portable chicken coop, lightweight orchard ladder, and wood splitter, to a bicycle-powered washing machine. published at $9.95
    If any of this interests you contact the seller. Enjoy.
  2. KHAN

    KHAN Monkey+++

    Nice site!!! Thanks!!!!
  3. oth47

    oth47 Monkey+

    We bought from this company years ago,no problems.Back then,they had a lot of books you couldn't find anywhere else.
  4. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    That's why I think they would come in handy, too.
  5. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    I just posted that book in PDF Format, methinks. Can you check your copy against what is posted in the forum, Tac? Thanks!
  6. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    Same book. I have a real non electronic copy.
  7. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    So do I after my printer got a hold of it =)
  8. VHestin

    VHestin Farm Chick

    The handy farm machine one seems interesting. Especially since I'm gonna have redo the chicken coop roof come spring, and our washer I think is gonna be no good soon and we do have a bicycle.
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