BookFinder.com reveals 100 most sought-after out-of-print books
Our good friends at BookFinder.com have just released their annual insight into the 100 most popular out-of-print books of the year. Sometimes you can easily tell why a book is on there, such as with out-of-print Nora Roberts, Stephen King and Ray Bradbury works. For whatever reason the authors do not want these works re-printed but collectors and fans are still rabid for their work. The most interesting books, at least to me, are ones which trend on the list for more cryptic reasons.
Current events also have an impact on the list. In A Payroll to Meet, David Whitford discusses the incidents surrounding Southern Methodist University’s (SMU) receiving the “death penalty” from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA); which involves banning the school from competing in a sport for a year or more (two in SMU’s case). This book has been out-of-print since 1989 but scandal in college football has never been more in vogue. The recent rash of cheating, bribing and recruitment scandals to hit Ohio State, Southern Cal, Auburn, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, LSU, and the Miami Hurricanes have renewed the interest in the grandfather of college football scandals.
Take a read through the 100 most sought-after out-of-print books and let us know if you spot anything interesting that they may have missed, there are bound to be a few.