Now while the rest of the country is in a recession, apparently Abe Books is doing just fine. I just got an email from them bragging about how much they made last year selling their rare finds, signed copies and first editions.
Here are the winners in each category for their Most Expensive Books Sold in 2008:
- Science Fiction & Fantasy Books: Out of the Silent Planet by CS Lewis – $7,950
- Poetry: Poems (1909-1925) by TS Eliot – $8,500
- Novels: Lord of the Flies by William Golding – $9,260
- Photography: Peter Beard Collector’s Edition by Peter Beard – $10,808
- Children’s & Young Adult: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling – $12,874
- Art Books: Etudes à l’Eau-Forte by Francis Seymour Haden – $17,216
See the whole list here.