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They release an annual report of their findings, revealing what dusty volumes on our shelves might be somebody else's treasure. This year's report comprises searches made from July 2008 to June 2009, and is clearly heavily influenced by the economy. There are also some familiar titles, including Sex by Madonna and Codex Seraphinianus by Italian artist Luigi Serafini.

BookFinder.com's Top 10 Most Wanted Out-Of-Print Book Lists:

I Go Pogo by Walt Kelly

Arts & Music

  1. Currier & Ives: Printmakers to the American People
    Harry Twyford Peters
  2. Sex
  3. Picturesque America or The Land We Live In
    William Cullen Bryant
  4. A Treasury of American Prints
    Thomas Craven, editor
  5. The Jerusalem Bible
    Salvador Dali, illustrator
  6. Bottoms Up
    Ted Saucier
  7. I Go Pogo
    Walt Kelly
  8. A Way of Seeing
    Helen Levitt
  9. A Treasury of Grand Opera
    Henry W. Simon
  10. Birds of Britain
    John D. Green

Marilyn: A Biography by Normal Mailer


  1. And I'd Do It Again
    Aimee Crocker
  2. Good Medicine; The Illustrated Letters of Charles M. Russell
    Charles M. Russell
  3. Marilyn: A Biography
    Norman Mailer
  4. Ship Ashore; Adventures in Salvage
    Desmond Young
  5. The Sixteenth Round: from Number 1 Contender to #45472
    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter
  6. Cop Without a Badge: The Extraordinary Undercover Life of Kevin Maher
    Charles Kipps
  7. Norman Rockwell, Illustrator
    Arthur Guptill
  8. Up For Air; Diving for a Living
    Frank Meier
  9. Hell, I Was There!
    Elmer Keith
  10. Franz Schreker, 1878-1934: A Cultural Biography
    Christopher Hailey

The Book of Indians by Holling Clancy Holling


  1. The Pink Dress
    Anne Alexander
  2. The Pink Maple House
    Christine Noble Govan
  3. The Book of Indians
    Holling Clancy Holling
  4. The Wonderful Fashion Doll
    Laura Bannon
  5. The Bumper Book; a Harvest of Stories and Verses
    Watt Piper
  6. The Book of Cowboys
    Holling Clancy Holling
  7. Little Witch
    Anna Elizabeth Bennett
  8. Sawdust in His Shoes
    Eloise Jarvis McGraw
  9. Ilsa
    Madeleine L'Engle
  10. 365 Bedtime Stories
    Nan Gilbert
The Annotated Sherlock Holmes edited by William Baring-Gould

Mysteries and Thrillers

  1. Legally Sane
    John K. Hahn with Harold C. McKenney
  2. To Drop a Dime
    Paul Hoffman
  3. When Money Grew on Trees
    David Mac
  4. The Magic Talisman
    John Blaine
  5. Border Adventure
    James W. English
  6. The Murderer's Tale
    Margaret Frazer
  7. The Annotated Sherlock Holmes
    William S. Baring-Gould, editor
  8. Harvey and Lee: How the CIA framed Oswald
    John Armstrong
  9. Smith County Justice
    David Ellsworth
  10. Dinner at Antoine's
    Frances Parkinson Keyes
Dark Carnival by Ray Bradbury

Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror

  1. Masques
    Patricia Briggs
  2. Rage
    Stephen King (as Richard Bachman)
  3. She Is The Darkness: Book Two of Glittering Stone
    Glenn Cook
  4. The Watchmen Sourcebook
    Ray Winninger
  5. The Star Conquerors
    Ben Bova
  6. Dark Carnival
    Ray Bradbury
  7. Codex Seraphinianus
    Luigi Serafini
  8. No Blade of Grass
    John Christopher
  9. My Pretty Pony
    Stephen King
  10. The Ghost of Opalina; or Nine Lives
    Peggy Bacon
Fast Times at Ridgemont High by Cameron Crowe

Society and Culture

  1. In a Dark Place: The Story of a True Haunting
    Ray Garton
  2. Wall St. Under Oath; The Story of our Modern Money Changers
    Ferdinand Pecora
  3. Secrets of the Federal Reserve: The London Connection
    Eustace Mullins
  4. The Energy Non-Crisis
    Lindsey Williams
  5. The World Order: Our Secret Rulers
    Eustace Mullins
  6. The Future of Money
    Bernard Lietaer
  7. Fast Times at Ridgemont High
    Cameron Crowe
  8. Cult and Conscience: The Asham and the Priestly Doctrine of Repentance
    Jacob Milgrom
  9. Eve of the End
    Allan D. Richter
  10. White Pillars The Architecture of the South
    J. Frazer Smith

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