We seem to have a “cost of books” theme going with a previous tidbit (“Literary Kicks says Books are Too Damn Expensive“) and the recent post The Most Expensive Science Fiction & Fantasy Books Sold by AbeBooks in 2006. I thought you, dear, dear reader, might want to weigh in on the highest price you ever paid for a single science fiction or fantasy novel.
Me? I’m a biblioholic as opposed to a collector, so most of my book-buying dollar goes towards used science fiction, not collectibles. But back before I discovered the plethora of used bookstores in Houston, I did pick up a new (gasp!) copy of David Brin’s Foundation’s Triumph for around $24 in order to complete my pre-2000 Asimov Robots/Foundation reading project. There have been times when I thought about paying more for a book (a $300 set of sf reference books, a copy of the hard-to-find Year’s Best Science Fiction #1 by Gardner Dozois) but I could never bring myself to do it.
What’s the most you ever paid?