Arkham House, Mycroft & Moran,
and Fedogan & Bremer Books
At the request of several of our customers, we started
a page for the books of Arkham House and related publishers.
We try hard to keep it up to date with news and a list of
forthcoming books and a list of those books we have of these
publishers - both new and used.
Author Web Sites/Fan Sites
A list of Authors and their websites or fan sites.
Unfortunately, I haven't kept up with the sites going out or
changing although a recent check with a program showed no
broken links. One can hope right?
Book Care and other book
About Books includes items on Book Care as well as a
How to Identify First Editions. It will include links,
reviews, and all kinds of other interesting (to us at least)
tidbits as we add to it.
Book Condition Description
We use certain "bookseller" terms when we describe our
books. Generally, they tend to mean what you think they would
mean. For example Fine means basically without faults. The
exact meanings behind what we mean are given on this page. As
mentioned on the page, book condition is sometimes a
subjective "call" by the book seller. We try to be objective,
but might (in your opinion) fail. If so, you can return the
book for any reason.
Book Inventory Programs
The question of which book inventory program to use was
always coming up on some of the forums I visit so I though I
would put down some thoughts here. It is evolving and will
eventually try to cover many aspects of inventory management
(in the sometime distant future). In the mean time, if you
have something you would like to see, let me know.
A slowly growing list of books we've reviewed. We would
be happy to have your comments and, if you like, your reviews
(with, of course, credit to you if you wish).
A page with the list of categories for our used book
store. It includes all of our categories, even those with
just one book in them.
Chrislands Book Stores
Chrislands is the company which hosts our site. We are
very happy with them as are their other customers. This page
gives links to many of the other Chrisland stores.
Clicking on this should open your e-mail program with a
blank message addressed to us. Just fill in the subject and
message and send it. We like to hear from you.
General Links; Other Book Stores,
SF&F References, Detective/Mystery References,
Well, that about says it all. This is sort of a catch
all for links which don't specifically belong anywhere else.
Right now (about 6:41 pm Central US time, Oct. 16 2005),
there are four sections, Science Fiction & Fantasy,
Mystery - Detective, Arts and Crafts, and Book Related
Glenn Larsen's Guide to First
Copied from Books-Rare, the book collector's home
Copyright © 1997 by Glenn Larsen. Sadly, the original is
no longer available., but we have a copy of it here with some corrections and additions.
Glossary of Terms Used in Literature and the Book and Printing Trades
This page grew out of a request from a customer about book terms, a bookman's glossary so to
speak. Now I could have just pointed them to the IOBA Book Terminology but I though it would be
nice [and make our site more attractive] if we had a page of our own. Well now we do - at least
the start of one
Help for on-line book buyers
We hope this page will help you have a more pleasant
on-line book buying experience. It also lists a few other
places to get books - If we don't have the book you are
looking for, of course :-)
The main page where we try to introduce ourselves and
present a few featured items. It also contains a list of our
most "plentiful" catalogs.
IOBA Book Stores
The Independent Online Booksellers Association, is
dedicated to promoting internet bookselling by, in part,
"Maintaining and enforcing high ethical and professional
standards for our member booksellers, including a Code Of
Ethics." White Unicorn Books is a proud member of the IOBA
and on this page we list some of the other IOBA stores.
Liaden Universe of Steve Miller & Sharon Lee
This page is for our Steve Miller and Sharon Lee books. It is mainly books set in the
Liaden UniverseŽ and has a list of books in that series, including the Chapter Books,
as well as a set of references and links to other sites for the two authors.
Newly listed books
Just maybe some of you out there are interested in
which books have been uploaded recently. If so, you can look
Previously Featured Books
Featured Books is where we list the books
which have been featured on our home page - we may have more
about the book than is in the normal catalog listing, so we
decided to just keep track of them here. For example, when we
Chronicles of Narnia
we listed "both sequences". The
order in which they were originally published and "the
preferred sequence of CS Lewis".
We also have some special pages for books which are special in some way. It may be that
the book itself is special or that a customer asked for more images, so we put up a page for the
book. In any case we have these single pages for a particular book:
Butters' Richmond Directory 1855
An interesting directory for 1855.
Crystallizing Public Opinion
Bernays is considered by many as the originator of modern public relations and has been called
the "Father of Spin". He was named one of the 100 most influential Americans of the 20th
century by Life magazine.
Oxford Lectern Bible
The Oxford Lectern Bible is a massive edition of the English Bible designed by American
typographer Bruce Rogers (1870-1957). It is considered by many to be Rogers' masterpiece,
and is recognized along with the other great Bibles, including the Baskerville Bible and
the Doves Press Bible.
The Principles Of Judicial Proof
Normally we don't put up our used books as a Featured Book on the home page they don't last long
enough to stay here since we generally only have a single copy) but this one is such an absolutely
beautiful book I had to put it up. So, of course, I had to build a page for it.
Sleeping Beauty, a Special Collectors
Edition with illustrations by Dulac
A page devoted to a special book. The 1910 limited
edition of Sir Author Quiller-Couch's
The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales, illustrated
by Edmund Dulac.
The Religious System of China
First published over quite a few years, the initial volume was published in 1892 and
the final volume was printed in 1910, The Religious System of China is a monumental work
by Jan J M de Groot that "is an attempt at depicting the Chinese Religion as it is really
practiced by the nation, and at sketching on a broad scale its influence on Domestic and
Social Life. It is the fruit of an intimate contact with the Chinese race for several
years." The work also contains a detailed study of China's funerary stelae, and the mythical
animals used to decorate them.
Slovenly Peter's Story Book
A classic 'what happens to bad boys and girls' from the late 1800's.
Ramblings/Blog/Book Reviews and
This is really a series of pages consistings of almost
anything. On these pages I've written about Medicard Part D,
about searching for information on a book on Google and at
the Library of Congress, reviewed several books, and talked
about the IOBA. No telling what will show up there. I'm sure
we'll duplicate information on the rest of the site, but a
lot of it will be unique. Hope you find it of interest.
A short look at some of the reasons for (semi)automatically repricing your
inventory including a few Perl code snippets.
An advanced search page where you can put in Author,
Title, Publisher, and other limiting descriptions of the
books. This is instead of just a "quick search" where you
only have a single item.
Setting Up an Internet Book
An article I wrote for the IOBA. It presents a "first
look" at some of the things one should think about in setting
up an internet book store.
Your shopping cart where we hope you have placed a number
of items to buy. Really, its just the list of items you have
said you want to look at in more detail sort of thing. If you
click on a "Add to Shopping Cart" button, that item gets
added to the list. If you want, you can take it off
Transfer Homebase data to
We use BookTrakker for maintaining and updating our
main database of books we have listed here on our site. In
talking to other BookTrakker users, they wanted to know how
they could use someone to enter data which they could
transfer to BookTrakker either in addition to or instead of
using the network version of BookTrakker. Since we use both
the network version and Homebase as "auxillary input
systems", I though I would finally describe how we did the
Homebase to BookTrakker part of it.
White Unicorn Site Map
That's this page, but I thought I would include it just
to be complete.