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Overbooked in Arizona

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  17 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Cover art and illustrations by Joe Servello
Hardcover, 95 pages
Published April 30th 1994 by Camelback Gallery (first published 1993)
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Rogue Reader
Nov 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Overbooked in Arizona is about a book seller hunting for books the insane, maniac compulsions that propel book sellers - and book collectors. It's about being anywhere and knowing with absolute certainty that there's a treasure of firsts just outside your ken, a bit out of reach, just waiting for you to discover. For Gottlieb and his like, the casual perusal of garage sales, estate sales, thrift shops or bin boxes does not exist. It's a frantic, pressured, insistent dive into an alternate realit ...more
Lisa Vegan
Sep 17, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: bibliophiles, especially book collectors
This is a hilarious satire about book collecting. For those with an incredibly warped sense of humor. The writing isn’t special, but the story is perfect for those of us who care way too much about our book collections; the plot was way over the top, and I couldn’t identify with the execution, (either execution actually), but I could identify enough with the general concept that I remember softly chuckling all the way through this one.
Jul 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
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It was written well. I enjoyed it. Seems all it takes is one wrong move when your passionate about something one bad decision, you can end up on death row,
Jan 10, 2010 rated it it was ok
Inadequate as a crime novel, but interesting and unvarnished comments about recognizable figures in the antiquarian book trade.
Catherine  Mustread
Jul 01, 2009 marked it as to-read
Shelves: humor
Saw this book in the Arizona fiction collection at Flagstaff Public Library. Looked like a fun, offbeat, locally relevant, mystery about book collecting.
Sophia Nuñez
Jan 26, 2014 rated it liked it
A really funny (albeit rough around the edges) look at the lengths to which the book-obsessed may go.
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