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Comics Shop

by Maggie Thompson

ESSENTIAL COMICS VALUES ALL IN COLOR!COMICS SHOP is the reliable reference for collectors, dealers, and everyone passionate about comic books!THIS FULL-COLOR, INDISPENSABLE GUIDE FEATURES:Alphabetical organization by comic book titleMore than 3,000 color photosHundreds of introductory essaysAnalysis of multi-million dollar comics' sales How covers and splash pages have evolvedAn exclusive photo to grading guide to help you determine your comics' conditions accuratelyCurrent values for more than 150,000 comicsFrom the authoritative staff at Comics Buyer's Guide, the world's longest running magazine about comics, Comics Shop is the only guide on the market to give you extensive coverage of more than 150,000 comics from the Golden Age of the 1930s to current releases and all in color!In addition to the thousands of comic books from such publishers as Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and Image, this collector-friendly reference includes listings for comic books from independent publishers, underground publishers, and more!

John Lennon - Life is What Happens

by John Borack

REAL LOVE...John Lennon - Life is What Happens celebrates the life and times of one of the most influential musicians in pop music history. A singer, songwriter, artist, social activist, husband and father, Lennon's genius inspired a generation-and continues to do so today some 30 years after his death.This fascinating read features more than 500 photographs and rare images of Lennon juxtaposed by the myriad pop-culture memorabilia created from the height of Beatlemania into the late 1970s and the Plastic Ono Band. Chronicling his musical career, the book includes hundreds of classic photographs, dozens of quotes by and about Lennon, and personal reminiscence from fans and celebrities recalling Lennon's impact on their lives.

Totally Tubular '80s Toys

by Mark Bellomo

Filled with super rad toys and bodacious memories, Totally Tubular '80s Toys is a righteous ride back in time when Madonna ruled and Spinal Tap amplifiers went to 11. You'll find everything from He-Man to Cabbage Patch Kids, Trivial Pursuit to Rubik's Cube, Transformers to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Pac-Man to Mario Bros Donkey Kong-as well as lots of fun and smiles.You'll enjoy: A Year-by-year look at the greatest toys of the '80s Awesome color photos featuring more than 500 fabulous toys and period shots of the people who made the decade gnarlyLists of the top 10 TV shoes, movies, and music for each year As Keanu Reeves put it more than 30 times in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, "Whoa!"

Defensive Handgun Skills

by David Fessenden

Considering buying a self-defense handgun?Have questions about concealed carry?Don't know where to turn? It's All Here-in Defensive Handgun Skills! Written by certified firearms trainer David Fessenden, Defensive Handgun Skills is a simple, easy-to-follow guide to the techniques involved in carrying and using a defensive handgun. Written for the beginner, Defensive Handgun Skills contains a wealth of valuable information, including Handgun Safety Gripping the Handgun The Combat Stance Loading and Reloading Aiming to Hit And Much More! For a simple, illustrated approach to learning the essentials of using the self defense handgun, there's no better volume than Defensive Handgun Skills!

Armed for Personal Defense

by Jerry Ahern

DON'T BE A VICTIM - BE A SURVIVOR!With Armed for Personal DefenseEver feel threatened in your home? In your car? On the street?Violent criminals are everywhere - and that's why you need Armed for Personal Defense by Jerry Ahern. In Armed for Personal Defense, you'll learn the basics of concealed carry, from what kind of gun to choose to what kind of holster. In addition, you'll learn about knives, clubs and improvised weapons that can save your life when a gun isn't available. It's All Here! The best self defense calibers Revolvers vs, semi-auto pistols Holsters: what type is best for you? Improvised weapons And much more! Self defense is YOUR responsibility! So start arming yourself today - with Armed for Personal Defense!

The Greatest Guns of Gun Digest

by Dan Shideler

The Greatest Gun Book of All Time Presents &#150 The Greatest Guns of All Time! In The Greatest Guns of Gun Digest&#174! For over six decades, Gun Digest has been the definitive guide to the world's greatest guns. Pistol and revolvers, rifles and shotguns, military and commercial arms &#150 all have been lovingly and lavishly featured in the pages of the world's greatest firearms annual, Gun Digest. Now you can read the most detailed, most information-packed feature stories dealing with the world's greatest guns in one handy, entertaining volume. Compiled from 67 years of Gun Digest archives, The Greatest Guns of Gun Digest presents the most significant guns of all time, includingPaterson and Walker ColtsThe Luger PistolThe .44 Magnum. . .One Year Later (S&W M29)Remington's XP-10045 Auto PistolThe Extraordinary GlockCollecting Old WinchestersWorld's Most Powerful RifleThe Model 70 WinchesterThe Winchester Model 94Those Plastic Remingtons (Nylon 66)Battle of the Automatics (Browning Double Auto/JC Higgins Model 60)The Darne GunWinchester Model 42The Thompson SubmachinegunThe 1903 SpringfieldThe M16A2 For the collector, for the shooter, for the fan of classic and special-interest guns, there's no other volume like The Greatest Guns of Gun Digest. It's a must-have addition to any shooter's library!

Spirit Of The Sword

by Steve Shackleford

Live the Legend. Feel the Steel Steeped in lore and legend, swords evoke images of samurai swordsmen, knights in shining armor, the glint of hardened steel, the charge of mounted cavalry. Spirit of the Word is a stunning visual journey through the history of the simplest and greatest weapon ever devised. More than 300 detailed photos of swords throughout the centuries and from around the worldScenes from the ancient swordmaking capitals of EuropeThe magic of the Japanese sword, including a profile of Yoshindo Yoshihara, the world's greatest living swordsmithSwords on the Big Screen: a cinematic exploration of sword mythology For the historian, for the collector, for the edged weapon enthusiast, Spirit of the Sword is the perfect one-volume guide to the history and mystique of the world's long blades. From, fascinating information on the history of swords from around the world to helpful tips on collecting and displaying swords, you'll find in Spirit of the Sword.

Warman's U.S. Coin Collecting

by Alan Herbert

GET STARTED COLLECTING COINS Have fun and Avoid Costly Mistakes Want to know just what's in that box of coins Grandpa Earl left you? Or do you just want to embark on a hobby that will bring you years of enjoyment, and maybe a profit? Warman's U.S. Coin Collecting is the book that will tell you everything you need to know about collecting U.S. Coins from author Alan Herbert.Topics Include: What is my coin worth? Don't clean your coin! Tools of the trade Proof coins, proof and mint sets Commemorative coins Grading coins Coins as an investment Bullion coins And more than 100 questions and answers about U.S. coins, including little-known facts.

Rare Coin Investing

by David L. Ganz

Invest in Affordable Rare Coins Want to broaden your retirement portfolio beyond stocks and bonds? Studies show that the same amount of money invested in the stock market and in rare coins can result in a better return by investing in rare coins. Consider adding rare coins to your investment portfolio. But don't think you have to spend thousands of dollars on a one-of-a-kind coin to see a portfolio return on your investment. For as little as $100 a coin, you can start building a portfolio that can bring solid gains. Learn how great coin collections were built with low-cost coins. See how a portfolio of coins gained in value over 10 years, 20 years, 30 years and more. Study the author's recommendations for affordable coins you can buy now.

The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio

by Lloyd Alexander

A beautiful Kirkassi girl, cold-eyed villains and smiling killers, a bazaar merchant peddling slightly used dreams--could any young adventurer ask for more? Not Carlo Chuchio, who is seeking hidden treasure on the legendary Road of Golden Dreams. With Baksheesh, the world's worst camel-puller, Carlo leads a caravan through the realm of Keshavar. Robbed of all but his underdrawers, mistaken for a mighty warrior and then for a crown prince, Carlo risks his life for a prize that may not even exist. Newbery medalist Lloyd Alexander weaves a glorious tale of adventure, love, and the treasures that matter most. The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Knives 2011

by Joe Kertzman

A Stunning Showcase Of Custom Knives The craft of knifemaking is alive and well, as evidenced by the stunning edged masterpieces revealed between the covers of the best book on blades ever published&#151Knives 2011. The art of fashioning knives includes carving, engraving, sculpting, scrimshaw, jewel inlaying, damascus-making and more. Never have so many embellishments been revealed in one medium, then captured in a full-color, glossy, photo-driven book such as this must-have volume that's ready for the coffee table or special place on the bookshelf. Treat yourself to feature stories covering one of the best wedges in the business, friction forging, &#147Swordplay Renaissance-Style,&#148 the latest in cleaver offerings, &#147Scrimshaw That Drives Men Crazy&#148 and villagers' blade art.Learn how one knife collector&#151Paul Lansingh&#151is giving back to the world of knives.Find out the answer to the question, &#147Why Do We Love Knives?&#148Follow author James Ayres and his wife, Mary Lou, on their quest to find carbon steel along the cobblestone streets of Europe.In the Factory Trends section, take a look at the newest in &#147Blue Collar Blades.&#148 In between, enjoy the latest Trends and State Of The Art in knives. It's a trip worth taking. The pages are palpable, the text worth reading and the pictures worth a thousand words and more. Each bladed creation is a work of art in its own right, and a credit to its maker.

Harry Potter Collector's Handbook

by William Silvester

Action Figures, Books, Ornaments, Costumes, Calendars, Art, Coins, Dolls, Jewelry, Lunch Boxes, Toys, MoviesHarry Potter Casts His Spell on CollectorsWelcome, Muggles, to the magic, mystery, and merchandise of the wonderful wizarding world of Harry Potter!Harry Potter Collector's Handbook will bewitch you with colorful images and current values of licensed products based on the famous boy wizard and his charming chums and nefarious foes. Just for you, we've conjured:1,000+ spellbinding listings, pictures, and secondary market values.Information arranged&#151magically!&#151in alphabetical order to make it easy to find what you're looking for.A diverse array of collectibles from rare first editions of books worth thousands of dollars to items worth slightly fewer galleons.If you're mesmerized by "Pottermania," you'll never want to depart the enchanting world of witchcraft and wizardry presented in Harry Potter Collector's Handbook.

Guns Illustrated 2011

by Dan Shideler

YOUR GO-TO GUIDE FOR GUNS, AMMO & GEARGet the complete low-down on what's new in the shooting industry with Guns Illustrated 2011. Stuffed with photos and behind-the-scenes peeks at today's hottest guns and gear, Guns Illustrated 2011 is an economical guide to the latest and greatest guns, shooting supplies and accessories. Before you spend another dollar on guns or gear, arm yourself with the facts-with Guns Illustrated 2011! IT'S ALL HERE! Reports from the Field Handguns Rifles Shotguns Ammo Reloading Supplies Optics Airguns Black Powder Informative Articles on Special-Interest Guns Ballistics Tables Manufacturers Directory And more

The Gun Digest Book of The AR-15 Volume 3

by Patrick Sweeney

The Master of the AR-15 Has Done It Again!The AR-15 has become America's favorite rifle-and no one knows it better than Patrick Sweeny. Now, in Volume 3 of his best-selling series on the AR, Sweeney unlocks the mysteries behind the piston AR. From factory-stock rifles to do-it-yourself conversions, if there's anything you want to know about the latest generation of the AR-15s, you'll find it in Gun Digest&#174 Book of The AR-15, Volume 3.It's All Here!Piston designsConversions from direct impingement to piston operationNew manufacturers: H&K, Sun Devil, CMMG, among othersMagazines and other accessoriesAnd much, much more!Whether you're buying your first AR or building one from the ground up, there's no better reference than Sweeney's AR series from Gun Digest&#174 Books. And now, with Gun Digest&#174 Book of The AR-15, Volume 3, you too, will be an expert on the most popular rifle in America!

Shall We Tell The President?

by Jeffrey Archer

After years of great sacrifice and deep personal tragedy, Florentyna Kane's has finally become the first woman president in America. But on the very day that she is sworn into office, powerful forces are already in motion to take her life. The FBI investigates thousands of false threats every year. This time, a reliable source has tipped them off about an assassination attempt. One hour later, the informant and all but one of the investigating agents are dead. The lone survivor: FBI Special Agent Mark Andrews. Now, only he knows when the killers will strike. But how can he alone unravel a ruthless conspiracy--in less than one week? The race to save the first woman president begins now. . .

Still the One

by Jill Shalvis

Love is a dare in the sexy new romance by the award-winning New York Times bestselling author of the Animal Magnetism novels and the Lucky Harbor series... Darcy Stone is game for anything--except sexy Navy vet and physical therapist AJ Colten, the guy who'd rejected her when she'd needed him most. Now the shoe is on the other foot and he needs her to play nice and help him secure grants for his patients. Unfortunately Darcy can't refuse. She needs the money to fund her passion project: rescuing S&R dogs and placing them with emotionally wounded soldiers.AJ admits it--Darcy is irresistible. But he's already been battle-scarred by a strong-willed, vivacious, adventurous woman like Darcy, and he's not making the same mistake twice--until he and Darcy are forced to fake a relationship. Growing closer than they'd ever imagined possible, Darcy and AJ have to ask themselves: how much between them is pretend? What's the real thing? And where does it go from here?

Wars of the Roses: Stormbird

by Conn Iggulden

"Capturing the violence and romance of medieval life, Iggulden makes real those grand characters who live in the collective memory. A page-turner sure to have readers eager for the next in the series." --KirkusThe first book in #1 New York Times-bestselling author Conn Iggulden's brilliant new historical series about two families who plunged England into a devastating, decades-long civil war.In 1437, the Lancaster king Henry VI ascends the throne of England after years of semi-peaceful regency. Named "The Lamb," Henry is famed more for his gentle and pious nature than his father's famous battlefield exploits; already, his dependence on his closest men has stirred whispers of weakness at court. A secret truce negotiated with France to trade British territories for a royal bride--Margaret of Anjou--sparks revolts across English territory. The rival royal line, the House of York, sees the chaos brought on by Henry's weakness and with it not only opportunity in the monarch, but also their patriotic duty in ousting an ineffectual king. As storm clouds gather over England, King Henry and his supporters find themselves besieged abroad and at home. Who or what can save the kingdom before it is too late?

Die Empty

by Todd Henry

Most of us live with the stubborn idea that we'll always have tomorrow. But sooner or later all of our tomorrows will run out. Each day that you postpone the hard work and succumb to the clutter that chokes creativity, discipline, and innovation will result in a net deficit to the world, to your company, and to yourself. Die Empty is a tool for individuals and companies that aren't willing to put off their best work. Todd Henry explains the forces that keep people in stagnation and introduces a three-part process for tapping into your passion: Excavate: Find the bedrock of your work to discover what drives you. Cultivate: Learn how to develop the curiosity, humility, and persistence that save you from getting stuck in ruts. Resonate: Learn how your unique brilliance can inspire others. Henry shows how to find and sustain your passion and curiosity, even in tough times.d, our organizations, and ourselves. Die Empty is a tool for people who aren't willing to put off their most important work for another day. Todd Henry explains the forces that keep us in stagnation and introduces a process for instilling consistent practices into your life that will keep you on a true and steady course. It's not about slaving over a project or living on a whim--it's about embracing the idea that time is finite and making the unique contribution to the world that only you can make. Henry shows how to cultivate the mind-set and the methods you need to sustain your enthusiasm, push through mental barriers, and unleash your best work each day. His guiding principles and checkpoints include: DEFINE YOUR BATTLES: Counter aimlessness by defining your goals wisely and build your life around achieving them. BE FIERCELY CURIOUS: Prevent boredom from dulling your senses by approaching your work with curiosity. STEP OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE: Make a valuable contribution to the world by getting uncomfortable and embracing lifelong growth and skill development. Sure to bring clarity and a sense of urgency to how you approach your work every day, Die Empty will help you reach for and achieve your goals.

Vintage Crochet For Your Home

by Coats Clark

Crochet that's both vintage and modern!Bring the look of the 1920s to 1950s into your home with 30 fabulous designs from the Coats & Clark archives. Whether you enjoy outfitting your rooms in totally retro style or are just adding a beautiful accent from the past to traditional or modern décor, Vintage Crochet for Your Home is full of ideas. From potholders and dishcloths to rugs and afghans, each design has the charm of the original but with modern twist, as each pattern has been re-created using today's terms and in yarns and threads you can easily find. A basics section for those new to crochet or in need of a refresher is included in the book to help ensure success. And stitch diagrams in addition to written instruction allow you to create the projects in the way that works best for you.With projects for the kitchen, dining and entertaining, bed and bath and, of course, a wonderful collection of throws and afghans, you'll give your home one-of-a-kind style with Vintage Crochet for Your Home.

Quilted Panels in Black and White

by Kay Capps Cross

Turn panels and large print fabrics into unique and stunning quilts!Take a panel or large print fabric, add more fabulous fabrics, a dash of design, a sprinkling of stitching and stir it all together to produce a unique, stunning quilt!Kay Capps Cross is here to show you how to start with something that's already fantastic on its own--a gorgeous panel or a larger-than-life print--and make it even better with traditional piecing, paper piecing and appliqué. For a quick wall-hanging that turns a panel into a work of art, try Panel Panache. Or, if you're looking for a bed-sized masterpiece, look no further than Wise Water. Try Kay's signature black-and-white style, or give these designs your own unique look; either way, you're sure to love the results. Open Quilted Panels in Black & White and see for yourself. Inside you'll find:step-by-step techniques that will help you along whether you're working on your first quilt, or your fiftieth tips and tricks that make quick work of piecing quilts both large and small that integrate panels and large print fabrics into designs both traditional and uniquea gallery of additional quilts that offers even more inspirationCome learn Kay's panel and large print fabric recipe for success in Quilted Panels in Black & White.

Orphan Block Quilts

by Tricia Lynn Maloney

Make a home for your orphaned blocks!Orphaned blocks can find their way into any quilter's life. Whether they are leftover from an unfinished project, collectible blocks found at a garage sale, or even antique blocks discovered in your great-aunt's attic, Tricia Lynn Maloney will teach you how to care for your orphan blocks, and make a home for them.Orphan Block Quilts includes: *14 projects, with 11 variations. From full-size bed quilts to table runners, these projects incorporate blocks from the 1880s to the 1950s.*Instructions on caring for your orphan blocks. Find out about the common problems you might encounter with your orphans, and how to work with them.*Advice on designing a setting. Not only does Tricia provide guidance on creating companions blocks and finding companion fabric, she also offers insight on how she overcame the design challenges of each project. *The story behind each quilt. In addition to historical information about various fabrics and blocks, Tricia shares the stories of two of the blockmakers, providing a precious glimpse of the lives sewn into the seams of the blocks. If you don't have any orphan blocks, Tricia gives you advice on locating potential sources, whether from your own family or online. And it's easy to substitute brand-new blocks, and make a new quilt from the ground up. Check out the 11 variations in the book, where Tricia did just that! Whether your orphan blocks are antique, vintage, collectible or simply leftover from a recent project, you can sew the perfect setting that will let the blocks shine!

The Sewing Machine Classroom

by Charlene Phillips

Make the Most of Your Sewing Machine!Join author Charlene Phillips as you learn all about your new best friend--your sewing machine! From fabric to feet to finished product, you'll be guided through techniques for mastering your machine and using it to perform basic to advanced stitching tasks. Whether you've been sewing for years or just gotten the itch, you'll find invaluable information inside for using your sewing machine to its maximum potential.Learn how to:Troubleshoot machine problems like skipped stitches, needle breaks and tension troublesPerform basic maintenance on your machine to keep it running smoothlyChoose fabrics, threads and other materials that will keep your machine running at full capacity and result in quality projectsRecognize and utilize the best sewing machine feet to achieve the desired resultsRefine everyday tasks from installing zippers to sewing buttonholes and constructing perfect hemsCreate beautiful embellishments like scallops, ruches, smocking, pin tucks, cutwork, puffing and entredeux to enhance any sewn project or garmentAn indispensable reference book to keep next to your machine, inside you'll find quick answers to all your sewing problems. Take control of your sewing machine and achieve wonderful results every time!

Locking Loops

by Theresa Pulido

Get hooked on color, texture and design!Theresa Pulido introduced her fresh, colorful take on locker hooking in her first book, Hook, Loop & Lock, and in Locking Loops she's back with even more fabulous, original locker hooking projects. Whether you are already a fan of locker hooking or new to it, you're sure to find inspiration in these pages. Locking Loops features new techniques, stunning projects and exciting new materials for locker hooking. Try your hand at these new designs for gifts, accessories and home décor. Every project can be customized to fit your unique sense of style.In Locking Loops you will find:30 projects including rugs, pillows, tableware, baskets, bags and wearables like a belt, brooch, bracelet and more.Color stitching charts and step-by-step instructions to make each project a breeze.An in-depth technique section with an exciting new technique, ruched frames, which displays fabric beautifully.If you've been looking for new ways to use up the fabric, yarn and ribbon in your craft stash, locker hooking may be for you. And if you love projects bursting with color and texture, Locking Loops is definitely for you! Locker hook your way to a beautiful new project today.

Strike it Rich with Pocket Change

by Ken Potter Brian Allen

Can You Spot The Errors? This coin looks a bit mangled, as if a car ran over it. It's really a copper cent struck on a silver dime. And no, that doesn't make it worth a nickel. The excess of metal at the top of the Lincoln cent is called a cud. It is caused when a piece breaks from the die face and leaving a hole into which the metal flows as the coin is struck. Spot the doubled die on an otherwise common dollar coin. Not all of them can be easily seen with the naked eye. In this case it is at the intersection of the Statue of Liberty's arm and the spike from her crown. An enlarged photograph inside will reveal it. It takes a keen eye to spot them, but errors on coins produced by the U.S. Mint occur every year, and they can be worth money to coin collectors. Strike It Rich with Pocket Change is THE book that shows clear, concise photos of those errors and tells what those coins are worth in today's market. Don't miss out. That cent in your pocket could be worth dollars.

Skylight

by Jack Driscoll

Spring break. Phoebe was home, and she and Buddy were at last together again, climbing the dark stairs to her father's observatory. Under the skylight, Buddy was bursting: I stared beyond her at the hook of the moon, and at the millions of stars, and I don't know why, but I was tempted to wave, as though I were saying hello or good-bye. Which is what Phoebe complained we were always doing. She and Buddy were at schools far apart, Phoebe in college in Massachusetts, he a senior in high school in northern Michigan. Socially they were far apart too. Phoebe's odd and vivid family was used to privilege. Buddy's widowed father, who worked nights at the local tire plant, distrusted privilege and wanted Buddy to do the same. Buddy wanted out, period--and Phoebe was his way. Come June, he'd move east with her, get a scholarship, have it made. He was smart enough. But no matter who else happened in his life after that--Leo Tomashek, who drove a Ding Dong ice cream truck; Lynette Wallaker, slow dancing in a dream; Johnny Huskey, owner of the Sunoco station back home--there was always his father, and the pull of the heart. Hello and good-bye are just the beginning.

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