Discover rare collectibles, signed copies, and other special editions as hand-picked by our ThriftBooks Collectibles experts in Dallas.
Charlie joined ThriftBooks in 2016 in the shipping department of our Portland facility and transferred to our Dallas facility as a Collectibles Receiver in 2018. In his own words: "My background is primarily as an insatiable reader and aspiring writer. For a healthy fraction of the past 20 years, I have read between 50 and 100 novels annually. Dovetailing this with my proclivity toward expression and art, I have undertaken spare-time literary pursuits to the tune of a 125,000 word novel in progress. The final draft should tip the scales at a meaty 300,000 words."
Samuel has been with ThriftBooks for over 2 years as a receiver, where he worked with Collectibles. He became a Collectibles receiver in 2020. In his own words: "In all honesty, I didn't read much growing up. Since I've started working here, my knowledge and passion for books has grown. I've learned so much and can see why books are as popular as they are. I have a specialty in history, science fiction, math, and science."
Last Continent: New Tales of Zothique
Joseph's Favorites - from the Collection of Gavin E. Smith
Joseph is a Collectibles Lead who has been with ThriftBooks for four years. Joseph has 25 years of experience in sourcing, buying, and selling used books and media. He specializes in pop culture, performing arts, children's books, and ephemera. Joseph has chosen to highlight books from the collection of Mr. Gavin E. Smith.
The Collection of Mr. Gavin E. Smith
ThriftBooks is proud to present the private collection of Mr. Smith. Mr. Smith was a lifelong book lover and avid collector, bookseller, and contributor to the complex cult of fan-generated literature paying homage to the twentieth century writings of supernatural and burgeoning fantasy genre writers originally popularized in pulp publications such as WEIRD TALES magazine in the 1930s and 1940s. The collection includes highly regarded luminary authors who have influenced the contemporary worlds of visual art, cinema, popular music, video games, and pop culture writ large. While we can't highlight the entire collection here, we've chosen a few of Joseph's favorites.