Book Club Editions

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Book Club Editions

Post by PenginRawr » Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:47 am

I recently bought a small lot and most seem to be book club editions. They don’t have prices on the dust jackets but is that the only thing that matters? Some have a mix of things like barcodes, no bar codes, headbands, number lines on the copyright page, first published edition. Is there a real difference between the Doubleday book club and Stephen King library books club editions?



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Re: Book Club Editions

Post by Mr. Rabbit Trick » Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:04 am

Yes, lots of differences. Check out the "Identify US 1st Editions" page. Link at the bottom of each thread.

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Re: Book Club Editions

Post by TheCollector » Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:35 pm

Agreed there is a lot of difference. The thing to remember is if it’s NOT a 1st edition then it’s likely not valuable/collectible.

So regardless of all the variants out there it doesn’t matter much what edition it is if it’s not a 1st


Also no price on the DJ always = book club edition (at least as far as the DJ which is up to 90% of a books value)

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Re: Book Club Editions

Post by jhanic » Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:06 am

There is one thing to remember--King has one book that was only issued as BMOC--the collection Secret Windows.

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Re: Book Club Editions

Post by CHEROKEEBRUCE » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:23 pm

It was also issued as one of the Stephen King Book Club (Red Leather) editions.

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Re: Book Club Editions

Post by Mr. Rabbit Trick » Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:01 am

...for leather, read vinyl.

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Re: Book Club Editions

Post by CHEROKEEBRUCE » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:22 am

These books are commonly known as the Red Leather Editions or Red Faux Leather Editions.

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