Saturday, February 24, 2007

The Encyclopedia of Religion

The Encyclopedia of Religion, edited by Mircea Eliade (Editor-in-Chief), New York: Simon & Schuster Macmillan, 1995, Vol 1 & 2(pp586), Vol 3 & 4(pp585), Vol 5 & 6(pp575), Vol 7 & 8(pp583), Vol 9 & 10(pp552), Vol 11 & 12(pp570), Vol 13 & 14(pp584), Vol 15 & 16 & Index(pp472).
8 Hardcover Books. Brand New.

Books Galore, 14 Scotts Road, #05-107 Far East Plaza,
Singapore 228213.
Sole Proprietor: Romie
Telephone Numbers: 67328773 and 93852696.

For Direct Sale -- S$1,500 Only.
Check out my friend's bookshop selling this complete set of encyclopedia that has 16 volumes and one index bound into 8 hardcover books. Brand new price of S$2,400 and now selling at a good bargain price of S$1,500 only.

No regrets walking into Romie's bookshop 'coz I've been buying used books and magazines from Romie since 1991. This is the man who has been selling books since the good old school days at Bras Basah Road. He will gladly answer all your questions about this set of encyclopedia. Pick up your phone and call Romie now.


Saturday, February 17, 2007

Rediscovering Gold

Smith, Craig R., Rediscovering Gold in the 21st Century, Third Edition, Phoenix, Arizona: Idea Factory Press, 2003, pp172 inc illustrations.

With the price of gold trading at around US$669 per troy ounce, I guess this book was written a few years ahead of the recent gold price rally. But it's never too late to read a book like this anytime.


Thursday, February 15, 2007

Management for the Retail Jeweller

Blakemore, Kenneth, Management for the Retail Jeweller, London: Iliffe Books, an imprint of the Butterworth Group, 1973, pp150 inc illustrations.

I'd bought this interesting hardcover book from Romie some twelve years ago. It's a companion volume to The Retail Jeweller's Guide.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

How to Choose Business Premises

Howard Green, Brian Chalkley, and Paul Foley, How to Choose Business Premises: A Guide for the Small Firm, London: Kogan Page, 1986, pp154. Dustjacket. As good as new.

When a proprietor of a small firm wants to start his business, he just simply sets up shop and does his business. I don't think he has the time to read such a book like this when he wants to start his business rightaway.

You ask any bookseller who sets up a bookshop. He prefers to sell this book than read it.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

How to Buy Secondhand

Ball, Richard, How to Buy (Almost Anything) Secondhand, London: Astragal Books, 1981, pp216 inc illustrations.

After buying this nice used (secondhand) hardcover book from Romie some twelve years ago, I'd indeed learned to buy some great stuff secondhand, especially books, and saved me a bundle of cash.

I've used this bundle of cash to buy more great stuff and display them on my blogs.

Monday, February 12, 2007

The Tiny Book of Tiny Houses

Walker, Lester, The Tiny Book of Tiny Houses, New York: The Overlook Press, 1993, pp96 inc illustrations.

I think I might just gonna downsize from my present high-rise apartment to a tiny house and save me a bundle of cash.

But the high price of that small plot of land might really suck away my bundle of cash.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Piggy Banks

Savi Arbola and Marco Onesti, Piggy Banks, San Francisco, USA: Chronicle Books, 1994, pp139 inc color illustrations.

This handy book talks about the art of saving money in the form of coins. It's a rather pricey little book that I'd bought for S$17.99 from the former MPH bookstore at Stamford Road in 1996.

On second thought, instead of buying this book, I could have bought a cheap $5.00 piggy bank back then and saved the balance of $12.99 in the form of coins.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

The Exercise Exchange Program

Rippe, Dr. James M., The Exercise Exchange Program, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992, pp384. Dustjacket. Nice used.

I'd sold several books on Yahoo! Auctions Singapore for the past two-and-a-half years, and this is the first book that I'd ever bought from a great Yahoo! Auctions and eBay Singapore seller in an auction on February 7.

Friday, February 9, 2007

Timewarps

Gribbin, John, Timewarps, New York: Delacorte Press/Eleanor Friede, 1979, pp205 (text), pp8 (b/w photos). SOLD!

Is time travel possible? Let me travel back 12 years in time, and I recall I'd bought this interesting book from Romie when he was then running Sultana Bookstore at Selegie Road.

Thursday, February 8, 2007

New Guide to the Moon

Moore, Patrick, New Guide to the Moon, New York: WW Norton & Company, Inc., 1976, pp320 (text), pp16 (b/w photos).

Here's another hardcover book written by the same author about space exploration and the moon. I'd bought this interesting book about 12 years ago from a bookshop in The Adelphi at Coleman Street.


Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Guide to the Stars

Moore, Patrick, Guide to the Stars, First Edition, London: The Scientific Book Club, 1960, pp222 (text), pp9 (b/w photos). Nice used. No dustjacket.

Here's a hardcover book written about space exploration and those stars in outer space. I'd bought this interesting book from Romie about 12 years ago when he was then running Sultana Bookstore at Selegie Road. SOLD!


Tuesday, February 6, 2007

METEORITES

Robert Hutchison & Andrew Graham, METEORITES, New York: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 1993, pp61 inc color illustrations.

This is a squarish thin paperback that I'd bought at a relatively high price of S$23.85 from the Kinokuniya bookstore at Orchard Road in 1999.


Monday, February 5, 2007

Meteorites from Outer Space

Norton, O. Richard, Rocks from Space: Meteorites and Meteorite Hunters, Second Edition, Missoula, Montana: Mountain Press Publishing Company, 1998, pp449. B/W Illustrations & Color Plates.

This is a thick and heavy paperback that I'd bought at a high price of S$55.25 from the Kinokuniya bookstore at Orchard Road in 1999. It's almost like a manual written about meteorites from space.


Sunday, February 4, 2007

The Search for Our Beginning

Hutchison, Robert, The Search for Our Beginning: An Enquiry, based on Meteorite Research, into the Origin of Our Planet and of Life, London: Oxford University Press, 1983, pp164, Illustrations.

There used to be a Skoob bookshop, located inside the Bras Basah Complex in the early 1990s, whereby I'd bought this interesting hardcover book.


Saturday, February 3, 2007

We Are Not Alone

Sullivan, Walter, We Are Not Alone: The Search for Intelligent Life on Other Worlds, Revised Edition, New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1966, pp332 inc illustrations. Dustjacket. Nice used.

This is an interesting hardcover book written about space exploration that I'd bought from Romie about 12 years ago, when he was then running Sultana Bookstore at Selegie Road.


Friday, February 2, 2007

Books Galore

BOOKS GALORE
14 Scotts Road, #05-107 Far East Plaza, Singapore 228213.
Sole Proprietor: Romie (see photo above).
Telephone Numbers: 67328773 and 93852696.

Check out my friend's bookshop selling mostly used (second-hand) books -- Fiction (Novels), Non-Fiction (Self-Help, Inspirational, Motivational, Business, Fashion, General), Children's Books, Comics, and Imported Magazines.

Best bookshop downtown selling and renting used books. No regrets walking into Romie's bookshop 'coz I've been buying used books and magazines from Romie since 1991. This is the man who has been selling books since the good old school days at Bras Basah Road. He will gladly answer all your questions about books.

Thursday, February 1, 2007

From Meteorite to Man

Professor J. W. Gregory and Others, From Meteorite to Man: The Evolution of the Earth, London: C. A. Watts & Co Limited, 1930, pp58 inc illustrations.

From my records, I'd bought this small and handy book about ten years ago from a bookshop called World Books, but I can't clearly recall its location in Singapore.