eBook sales may be cutting in on paperback sales, but digital hasn’t given way for print’s demise. In fact, rare books had a great year.
Book dealer AbeBooks brought in $220,330 from the sales of 10 books alone. The bookseller sold Karl Marx’s Das Kapital in November for $51,739. A signed first edition of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird fetched $25,000.
The retailer explained more on its blog: “Our third largest sale was a complete set of all 10 issues of Aspen Magazine, a multimedia publication that ran from 1965 to 1971. Many leading figures in contemporary art, both British and North American, were contributors to Aspen including Andy Warhol, John Lennon, Timothy Leary and Susan Sontag.”