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Out of Print Bestseller Book List for 2007 released its 5th Annual top 10 out of print books for 2007. These are the ten most sought after books.

  1. Once a Runner (1978) by John L. Parker, Jr.
  2. Football Scouting Methods (1962) by Steve Belichick. (Is he related to Bill B?)
  3. Sex (1992) by Madonna.
  4. Promise Me Tomorrow (1984) by Nora Roberts. Why won’t this be reprinted Nora? Is it really that horrible?
  5. The Lion’s Paw (1946) by Robb White.
  6. The Principles of Knitting (1988) by June Hemmons Hiatt.
  7. Raven: The Untold Story of the Reverend Jim Jones and his People (1982) by Tim Reiterman.
  8. Aran Knitting (1997) by Alice Starmore.
  9. One Way Up (1964) by John F. Straubel.
  10. Dear and Glorious Physician (1959) by Taylor Caldwell.

Via Press Release.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Angela James
    Jan 02, 2008 @ 15:31:44

    While not exactly out of print (just really expensive to buy), I just recently got my hands on a like-new copy of Phantom by Susan Kay. I’ve always wanted a copy for my keeper shelf but have not wanted to pay $30 for the privilege. I ended up getting it via Paperback Swap and was pretty excited. I’m simple like that.

  2. Caroline
    Jan 02, 2008 @ 15:50:49

    Steve Belichick was Bill Belichick’s dad. He was a football scout for Navy for a long time. (Hmm. It’s kinda frightening how much I know about football these days… particularly Patriots-related football.)

    But–wow. Two knitting books in the top ten?

  3. Nicole
    Jan 02, 2008 @ 21:14:42

    I never could see why Phantom by Susan Kay was hard to find. I’m always seeing it in the UBS and bought a copy at work for $5.98 (then added my employee discount to that).

    I do think I once saw a copy of La Nora’s Promise Me Tomorrow at work and didn’t think anything of it at the time. By the time I went back to look for it the next day, the book I thought was it was sold. For just half its cover price. Bet someone was mighty happy if it was what I thought.

    I think that’s the one thing that sometimes bites about working at a used bookstore. It’s impossible to know ALL the hard to find books, so you know some slip through. And it’s utterly impossible to look everything up when you see hundreds or thousands of books a day.

  4. Angela James
    Jan 02, 2008 @ 21:19:21

    I don’t know, Nicole. Maybe it’s just a matter of being in the right place? And keep in mind, I live in an area that has one, not-very-good, used bookstore that caters mostly to really old books, mysteries, and kind of off the wall fiction. Bleh.

  5. Nicole
    Jan 02, 2008 @ 21:21:28

    Could be.

    You should see me when these little old ladies bring in two dozen boxes (or more) of old romances.

    Sadly, most of them are in rotten condition and have to just be recycled, but you can find some gems. I found a copy of The Windflower that way.

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