Periodically, Barnes & Noble publicizes a sales clearance on their website.
Actually, it’s almost continuous, as they are always getting new book on clearance, just like the bargain books section in their stores.
Yesterday, while I was checking the bestselling graphic novels, I checked the bargain books section as well. Sure, I get an employee discount (and would get it on top of the cost of the book, if I shopped at the store), but I’m always looking for a bargain!
So here are four titles which appeal to geeks and sundry. Some are quite impressive, some are just interesting. I do recommend searching the website, as there are some perpetual bargain books (books published specifically for the discount market, as opposed to “remainders”, which are warehouse overstock).
Click on the title to order. We make no coin from this listing, we’re just letting you know about some awesome deals!
$14.99 BN.com price
$150.00 List Price (Save 90%)
[This was a big gift book published in 2010. That’s a huge discount. If you look at the regular full-price book, you’ll see more pictures. Each episode gets a two-page spread, which I believe is the layout for the older trade paperbacks.]
by Editors of Mad Magazine
$4.99 BN.com price [Cheap!]
$25.00 List Price (Save 80%)
[This is from 2008. 12 x 16 in; 15 full-color prints. Buy three! Two to tear apart and frame, one to get slabbed so you can sell it years later and fund your retirement!
$2.99 BN.com price
$19.95 List Price (Save 85%)
“Reading manga has grown increasingly popular over the past few years, as has the desire to learn how to create one’s own manga characters. Following in the footsteps of the highly successful The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Drawing Manga, Illustrated, this guide offers readers how-to instruction for creating fantasy creatures in the manga style. With more than 300 illustrations, readers will learn how to create everything from chibis and furry creatures to dragons and monsters. Each step-by-step illustration builds on the last, using a second color to highlight the new strokes, and ends with a full-color rendering of the final creature.”
by David Day
$6.99 BN.com price
$12.98 List Price (Save 46%)
[This is an actual bargain book (the price ends in $X.98), published by an imprint of Barnes & Noble. So while the 46% doesn’t seem that impressive, the book was already discounted when priced at $12.98. Click on the title above for sample images!]