Damaged Books at a Discount


Occasionally we receive a shipment of books that got damaged in transit. (For some reason, most book publishers have a hard time figuring out how to package books so that they are well-protected.) Usually the damage is slight, like a bump on a corner, and most bookstores would still sell them as “new” books. We know that you value the cycling books you buy from us, and so we don’t send out these books, even if only lightly damaged.
The “bumped” books accumulate, however, until there is quite a stack of them. Not only do they start to get in the way, but they would do more good being read and treasured by someone. Right now we are selling four of these books at a significant discount, based on the amount of damage they have sustained:


Quantities are limited to stock on hand. We have sorted all books by the amount of damage, and the first orders will get the books in better condition.
Order your copy here, and select the second entry (“Damaged Copy”) in the shopping basket when you order. If you prefer a pristine copy of these wonderful books, you can order at the same link.

3 Responses to Damaged Books at a Discount

  1. Keith Snyder March 10, 2013 at 10:08 am #

    Ordered! Thanks for this. I took the René Herse book to a playground yesterday, so my respect for paper is of dubious adequacy to start with.

    • Jan Heine, Editor, Bicycle Quarterly March 10, 2013 at 10:59 am #

      Books are there to be read!

      • Keith Snyder March 10, 2013 at 11:38 am #

        Totally. And my kid, straddling his Torker 20″, thought the flat luggage-carrying area on the rear fender of the little bike René made for Lyli, was pretty cool.