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Shang-Chi and the Ten Titles of Obscurity

By Terry Fleming • August 29, 2021

With movies like Suicide Squad, Birds of Prey, The Suicide Squad, and the upcoming Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, some critics are saying we’re scraping the bottom of the comic book barrel. Personally, as a lifetime comic book fan, I love the more obscure and bizarre comic book characters. And it’s in that spirit that I present the following – ten titles that in some way feature the arcane, ambiguous, and/or asinine from the world of comics.

Sold, Viewed, Playful, New

By Terry Fleming • August 23, 2021

Welcome to Sold, Viewed, Playful, New, where we spotlight popular/fascinating/favorite items in four distinct categories. Sold, for used books. Viewed, for DVDs or Blu-rays. Playful, for board, card, or video games. And New, for new books. Check out our selections—we're sure you'll find something to intrigue you!

Sold, Viewed, Playful, New

By Terry Fleming • July 08, 2021

Welcome to Sold, Viewed, Playful, New, where we spotlight popular/fascinating/favorite items in four distinct categories. Sold, for used books. Viewed, for DVDs or Blu-rays. Playful, for board, card, or video games. And New, for new books. Check out our selections—we're sure you'll find something to intrigue you!

Sold, Viewed, Playful, New

By Terry Fleming • June 14, 2021

Welcome to Sold, Viewed, Playful, New, where we spotlight popular/fascinating/favorite items in four distinct categories. Sold, for used books. Viewed, for DVDs or Blu-rays. Playful, for board, card, or video games. And New, for new books. Check out our selections—we're sure you'll find something to intrigue you!

Ferlinghetti's Light

By Terry Fleming • April 23, 2021

Lawrence Ferlinghetti died on February 22, 2021 at the age of one-hundred and one. In honor of Independent Bookstore Day, we’d like to pay tribute to him, the founder of the legendary City Lights Bookstore and City Lights Publishing.

Sold, Viewed, Playful, New

By Terry Fleming • March 26, 2021

Welcome to Sold, Viewed, Playful, New, where we spotlight popular/fascinating/favorite items in four distinct categories. Sold, for used books. Viewed, for DVDs or Blu-rays. Playful, for board, card, or video games. And New, for new books. Check out our selections—we're sure you'll find something to intrigue you!

Put Your Weird Hat on for Mad Hatter Day

By Terry Fleming • October 05, 2020

On this day, it is acceptable to be weird and wacky. Let the goofiest part of yourself out the cellar of your mind to flap its arms and finger its lips while going blubblubblub. In other words, it's a day for odd fun. In the spirit of that, we at ThriftBooks have decided to recommend eight bizarro titles to help you get your Weird Hat on!

Days of Distance Learning and Dreaming

By Terry Fleming • March 20, 2020

"It was a scene both heartbreaking and inspiring—the sight of my daughter on her computer on a group chat with her 4th grade English teacher and several of her classmates." Schools all over the country are coming to terms with a new normal, e-learning for kids, meaning they and their caregivers need to make home both work and playground. Terry is facing that himself right now and shares his experience in this blog.

Celebrate National Paranormal Day with the Grand-Daddy of Oddball Inquiry, Charles Fort!

By Terry Fleming • May 01, 2019

In praise of National Paranormal Day (May 3), a day set aside to believe all those stories of supernatural stirrings and otherworldly oscillations you hear about throughout the year, allow me to introduce to you the Emperor of Eerie, Charles Fort!

Songsmiths and Scribes

By Terry Fleming • January 03, 2018

Are musicians storytellers? History tells us yes.

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