A shelf in the Oddities section

Every bookstore gets those books that just don’t seem to fit into any other section. A book on the history of bizarre scams? Well, maybe…ummm…True Crime, but not really. A book on weird shoelaces could go into Fashion, but it’s just…well, odd.

Hence, the Oddities section!

If you’ve never browsed our Oddities area, it’s well worth spending a few minutes investigating. Located near the main entrance, it takes up a ceiling-to-floor case and is appended by shelves on Death, Circus, Magic, Graffiti, and Tattoos. Below is just a small sampling of the wonderfully strange and otherwise-unclassifiable gems you’ll find buried in Oddities.

Dog Days: A Year in the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile by Dave Ihlenfeld. First paperback edition published by Union Square Press in 2011. Condition is near fine. $4.95

Never Drink a Molotov Cocktail: The Names Within Well-Known Expressions by Andrew Sholl. Hardback published by Barnes & Noble in 2004. Condition is very good without jacket; minor soiling to binding and head. $4.50

Learned Pigs & Fireproof Women by Ricky Jay. Third printing of the trade paperback published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2001. In very good condition, with a few light scratches and small ink mark to rear cover, and a remainder stripe on foot. $12.50

Laces: 100s of Ways to Pimp Your Kicks by Ian Fieggen. First edition hardback without jacket (as issued) published by Sterling Publishing Co. in 2007. Condition is very good; ringbound in boards that include practice eyelets on front, also includes a plastic pouch of extra laces; very light wear to binding. $6.95

Three-Fisted Tales of “Bob”: Short Stories in the SubGenius Mythos by Reverend Ivan Stang. Paperback first edition published by Simon and Schuster in 1990, signed and inscribed by author. Condition is very good with just corners slightly curled out. $20.00

Scarecrows by Colin Garratt. First edition hardback in jacket published by Milepost 92½ in 1995. Condition is very good in very good jacket, with minor sunning to jacket; light wear to binding, and spine ends slightly bumped. $5.95

The RE/Search Guide to Bodily Fluids by Paul Spinrad. Second printing trade paperback published by RE/Search Publications in 1994. Condition is very good, with minor wear to covers, corners slightly bent, and a previous owner’s inscription on the copyright page. $5.95

The Book of Lies: Schemes, Scams, Fakes, and Frauds That Have Changed the Course of History and Affect Our Daily Lives by M. Hirsh Goldberg. Hardback first edition published by William Morrow & Company in 1990. Very good in very jacket, with light sunning to jacket and light edge wear to binding. $7.95

Temples of Convenience and Chambers of Delight by Lucinda Lambton. First edition hardback in jacket published by St. Martin’s Press in 1995. Condition is very good, with very minor wear to binding, and jacket is fine. $7.95