Sunday, December 16, 2012

Good haiku deals

Anyone in the market for a haiku book to add to their collection or give as a gift should check out these deals:

A copy of Haiku Moment: An Anthology of Contemporary North American Haiku can be purchased on eBay for just $4.30 (free shipping).  The copy is used, in "acceptable" condition, but the price is a far cry from the $17.91 price for a new copy from Amazon or from Barnes & Noble.  This auction ends in just a couple of hours, but there's another auction for a "good" copy of the same book that ends in 3 days, and that copy is going for $4.99 (also with free shipping).

A used "good" copy of Basho's On Love and Barley is for sale on eBay for $1.00 plus $3.99 shipping.  This sale ends in about 4 days.  If you haven't read this book, it's a great collection, well-translated.

Amazon currently has several used copies of Inch by Inch, a collection of 45 of Issa's haiku translated by Nanao Sakaki.  This is a good book for a collector, and all of the poems in the book are handwritten.  The copies vary in price, but a "good" copy sells for $3.99 and is eligible for free shipping, and a "very good"  copy is listed at $0.01, plus $3.99 shipping.


Charles Gramlich said...

I've never gotten anything from ebay. I do find some good stuff on bookmooch and Abe books

Greg said...

I've gotten a few older used books off eBay. the books have been pretty much in the shape they were described, and they're usually a lot cheaper than anywhere else. never used bookmooch, but i have tried Abe Books before -- found a book there that I couldn't find anywhere else (don't remember which one though).

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