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1DeusExLibrus
Modificato: Nov 8, 2009, 12:45am

I'm looking at the site, and I'm considering subscribing. Anybody know about the LoA? How much should I expect to pay for each volume/set? I subscribed to a couple clubs before, and I can't seem to unsubscribe, they just keep sending me materials. Am I going to run into similar problems with LoA? I picked up a couple of the LoA books for $2 each at my college library's book sale and I'm rather impressed by the quality.

Four of the LoA books I found are both volumes of the 19th century poetry collection and 20th century poetry collection. Both in excellent condition w/insert. Unfortunately, none of them have the slipcases. I know this decreases their value as collectibles. Is there any way I can get slip cases for them?

2sqdancer
Nov 8, 2009, 1:33am

Hmm, I think the Folio Society group was talking about the LoA. I'll see if I can locate the thread.

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Ah, here it is: http://www.librarything.com/topic/75662

3sqdancer
Modificato: Nov 8, 2009, 12:08pm

I just discovered that there is a Library of America Subscribers group : http://www.librarything.com/groups/libraryofamericasubs

4DeusExLibrus
Nov 8, 2009, 2:16pm

Thanks sq. I was actually looking for that last night and couldn't find it.

5sqdancer
Nov 8, 2009, 2:52pm

I just stumble across one of their posts today. Group search is not exactly helpful for finding them.

6DeusExLibrus
Nov 8, 2009, 10:21pm

so I've discovered. Just got back from Powell's, where I acquired a new, still in shrink-wrap copy of their Lovecraft volume. It was the retail edition, but its still LoA. If/when I join, I'll probably get the debate on the constitution books, although the Mark Twain Library is rather appealing as well.

7benjclark
Nov 17, 2009, 4:17pm

Search for LoA books on ebay for bargains! These are wonderful books.

8DeusExLibrus
Nov 18, 2009, 2:45am

If I subscribe It'll probably be in January as a X-mas gift to myself. I managed to unsubscribe to QPB, although I unsubscribed to the SFBC and they still send me fliers. I can't seem to get out of One Spirit though. They keep claiming I have to fulfill my pledge, although why I should have to when the books are such poor quality I don't know. I should have known better than to join. Wasn't sure of the quality before, although I knew it probably wasn't going to be amazing. Subscribed anyway, found out that, just like I thought, poor quality and overpriced. It floors me that there's no way to get out of this. Seems like it should be illegal, then again, I was dumb enough to subscribe. Well, at least LoA gives me something to look forward to.