We'd rather sell than pack!

By Carl Zimmer | May 16, 2011 9:33 am

The Zimmer clan is preparing for some renovations to the house, which means boxing up all my books. We’ve got a particularly tall stack of copies of my first book, At the Water’s Edge: Fish with Fingers, Whales With Legs, and How Life Came Ashore and Went Back to the Sea. We’d rather sell these books than pack them. And so, from today till Friday, I’ll be offering autographed copies at my Amazon store for the low, low price of $5. (Imagine me shouting all this, Crazy-Eddie style.)

If you’re not familiar with the book, you can check out its carlzimmer.com page or check out this review in Times Higher Education, in which the reviewer writes, “It is wicked, I know, but I have the habit of turning over the corners of pages whenever I chance upon something unexpectedly interesting, exciting or informative. Zimmer’s At the Water’s Edge quickly became the most dog-eared book on my shelves.”

Update 5/16 9:50 am: Whoa! I put this post up this morning before I caught at cab to LAX. By the time I got through security at the airport, all the sale copies were sold out. Many thanks for helping us with our home renovation!

I’ll be back home on Thursday, at which point, we’ll see whether we can’t clear some more space. In the meantime, you can still check out other autographed titles in my Amazon store.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Book sale!, General, Writing Elsewhere

Comments (3)

  1. Judith

    I’ve never before been unhappy to own a copy of one of your books.

  2. Awesome! I’ll buy a book on evolution for $5 + shipping. And I’ll be able to say that I helped Carl Zimmer with some home renovation-related tasks.

  3. zackoz

    Folks, snap this up! It’s a fascinating read.


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A blog about life, past and future. Written by DISCOVER contributing editor and columnist Carl Zimmer.

About Carl Zimmer

Carl Zimmer writes about science regularly for The New York Times and magazines such as DISCOVER, which also hosts his blog, The LoomHe is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.


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