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The Quick 10: Lesser-Known Subtitles; or, the Part of the Book Title No One Ever Says

I think as a whole, the notion of giving your book a second, supporting title has gone out of vogue. There are current books out there with subtitles, of course – Lemony Snicket gave some of the books in his A Series of Unfortunate Events subtitles – but it’s certainly not the trend it used [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Really Pricey Books

I have this fantasy that I am harboring a rare, insanely valuable first edition of some obscure book somewhere on my overstuffed bookshelves. I’ll decide I don’t need it someday and take it to trade in at Half Price Books and the overly-honest guy behind the counter will give me a look like I’ve lost [...]