Books

I am a bit of a book freak and been like that since I was 6 years old.

If you want to know what is on my reading list now, then check me out on shelfari :
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books for sale

Why am i selling these? i have been a total book nut all my life but i have decided that I don’t want to hang on to everything “for posterity” forever and its better to pass onto others to read. i could do with both the money and the shelf space. i could just loan them or swap them but it gets too hard to remember who has what etc. i am selling these books at “mates rates” – some of the running books in particular are quite rare and can cost much more. payment via paypal preferred or contact me for other options eg direct deposit to bank account – strictly first to pay, first to get the book. contact me here if you need to. price includes postage but for overseas i will add an additional aus$10 or $20. I am open to the idea of swaps also.

running books for sale

  1. the long hard road (vol 1 & 2) by ron hill – excellent condition, paperback, 405 pages and 423 pages – rare & out of print – $150 [link] [link] [link]
  2. complete book of running by james fixx – good condition, hardback, 289 pages – $20 [link]
  3. zola budd autobiography by zola budd with hugh eley – hardback, excellent condition, 196 pages – $20 [link][link][link][link]
  4. project sahara by mark & david simon, paperback, excellent condition, 302 pages – $20 [link]
  5. one man’s leg by paul martin – paperback, excellent condition, 224 pages – $15 [link]
  6. see how we run, a jogger’s guide thru 12 of the world’s great cities by terry henderson, hardback/coffee table style,206 pages – $15 – [link]
  7. sports injuries – a self help guide by vivian grisogono, paperback, 288 pages – $15 [link] [link]
  8. ten greatest races by derrick young – fair condition, paperback, 125 pages – $12 [link]
  9. london marathon – the history of the greatest race on earth by john bryant, good condition, paperback, 280 pages – $12 [link]
  10. running free by sebastian coe – fair condition, paperback, 186 pages – $10 [link]
  11. diet for runners by nathan pritikin – average condition, paperback, 250 pages – $10 [link]
  12. muscle by sam fussel – average condition, paperback, 254 pages – $8 [link]
  13. new guide to distance running (1983) by runners world – good condition, paperback, 378 pages – $10 [link]
  14. the runner by cynthia voigt – fair condition, paperback, 222 pages – $5 [link]
  15. the non-runners book by vic ziegel & lewis grossberger,good condition, paperback, 114 pages – $5 [link] [link]
  16. & more to come

running books sold

  1. ultramarathoning: the next challenge by tom osler & ed dodd – good condition, hardcover – $40 [link]
  2. reflections of a runner by jim beisty – good condition, paperback – $15 [link]
  3. my life on the line by ron grant – excellent condition, hardcover, 310 pages – $40 [frontcover] [backcover][link]
  4. cliffy’s book by cliff young – excellent condition, paperback, 117 pages $15 [frontcover] [backcover][link]
  5. the grand slam of trail ultrarunning by robert boeder – excellent condition, paperback & autographed, 135 pages – $25 [frontcover] [backcover][link]
  6. flanagan’s run by tom mcnab – fair condition – paperback, 473 pages – $15 [link]
  7. fixing your feet by john vonhof (2nd edition) – excellent condition, paperback, 278 pages – $15 [link]
  8. ultramarathon man by dean karnazes – excellent condition, paperback, 215 pages – $15 [frontcover] [backcover][link]
  9. wild trails to far horizons by mike cudahy – good condition, hardback, 183 pages – rare & out of print – $80 [link[link[link]
  10. sport is my life by percy cerutty – good condition (1966 first edition), hardback, 180 pages – rare & out of print – $80 [link] [link]
  11. the total runner – a complete mind-body guide to optimal performance by dr jerry lynch – good condition, paperback, 223 pages – $10 [link]

music books for sale

  1. rotten by john lydon –  excellent condition, paperback, 329 pages – $15 [link][link][link]
  2. scars of sweet paradise – life & times of janis joplin by alice echols –  good condition, paperback, 389 pages – $15 [link]
  3. in the beginning, my life with the manic street preachers by jenny watkins-isnardi –  excellent condition, paperback, 308 pages – $15 [link][link]
  4. rem | fiction – an alternative biography by david buckley –  excellent condition, paperback, 387 pages – $15 [link]
  5. 5 against 1 – the pearl jam story by kim neely –  excellent condition, paperback, 352 pages – $15 [link][link]
  6. sex & drugs & rock’n’roll – the life of ian dury by richard balls –  excellent condition, hardback, 319 pages – $20 [link]
  7. rip it up & start again – post-punk 1978-1984 by simon reynolds –  excellent condition, paperback, 556 pages – $15 [link][link][link]
  8. more to come

non-fiction books for sale

  1. freakonomics – a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything by steven levitt & stephen dubner – excellent condition, paperback, 242 pages – $15 [link][link]
  2. icon – steve jobs – greatest second act in the history of business by young/simon, excellent condition, paperback, 358 pages – $15 [link]
  3. takedown: the pursuit and capture of kevin mitnick by tsutomu shimomura, excellent condition, paperback, 324 pages – $15 [link]
  4. the tipping point by malcolm gladwell, good condition, paperback 272 pages  – $15 [link]
  5. pour your heart into it – how starbucks built a company one cup at a time by howard schultz, excellent condition, paperback 340 pages – $15 [link]
  6. ben & jerry’s “double dip” – ben cohen & jerry greenfield, excellent condition, paperback 300 pages – $15 [link]
  7. inside ebay the perfect store – adam cohen, excellent condition, paperback 322 pages – $15 [link]
  8. affluenza by clive hamilton, excellent condition, paperback, 224 pages – $15 [link]
  9. better than sex: how a whole generation got hooked on work by helen trinca & catherine fox, good condition, paperback 226 pages – $15 [link]
  10. the long march by sun shuyun, excellent condition, paperback 287 pages – $15 [link]
  11. road to wigan pier by george orwell, average condition, paperback, 204 pages – $8 [link]
  12. lionheart – the jesse martin story, average condition, paperback, 289 pages – $10 [link]
  13. red china blues – my long march from mao to now by jan wong, good condition, hardback, 395 pages – $10 [link]
  14. leaving microsoft to change the world by john wood, good condition, paperback, 270 pages – $10 [link]
  15. fat wars – the inside story of the obesity industry by ellen ruppel shell, good condition, paperback, 282 pages – $10 [link]
  16. katie.com by katherine tarbox, good condition, paperback, 196 pages – $10 [link]
  17. & more to come

non-fiction books sold

  1. deep survival by laurence gonzales, good condition, paperback 318 pages – $15 [link] – swapped
  2. in praise of slow by carl honore, excellent condition, paperback 259 pages – $15 [link] – swapped
  3. into the wild by jon krakauer, excellent condition, paperback, 205 pages – $15 [link]

Fiction books for sale

  • generation x by douglas coupland, excellent condition, paperback, 211 pages – $10 [link][link]
  • the white tiger by aravind adiga, excellent condition, paperback – $10 [link]
  • & more to come

Books wanted

Here is the list of books I might well buy – the list is really for my benefit not yours. but if you have any of these you are looking to offload, then please contact me.

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