Still more free books!

Books! Free to a good home. Let me know if you want any of these.

Also some VHS tapes. (At the end of this post.)

This list contains about 60 new items since the previous list I posted (in July). A total of about 230 items here (minus however many have been claimed since I posted this). (As of 25 November, there are about 210 items here.)

Almost everything here has spent at least a couple weeks in my Little Free Library, so don’t worry that you would be taking something away from someone else who might want it. These items fill an entire bookcase in my house, so you would be doing me a favor by taking them off my hands.

I’ll edit this post to remove items as they’re claimed.

Provenance and recommendations

Some of the items here were my father’s; some were donated to my Little Free Library; some are books that Kam is giving away; some are books or other items that I no longer want, or that I have duplicates of.

The only ones that I can personally recommend (in the sense of saying that I like them) are the few that I’m only giving away because I have a duplicate. About half of the books on this list are books that I haven’t read and that I know nothing about; and of the ones that I have read or (more often) skimmed or glanced over in passing, I didn’t like most of them enough to keep them. (But you may love them! Different people have different tastes.)

So I’m sorry to say that I can’t give recommendations.


Alphabetical by author’s or editor’s last name (or by relevant magazine title). Separated into groups for ease of scanning.

“MMPB” means “mass market paperback.” Most of the books on the list are in fair to good condition, but some have soot-damaged covers. If you want more info about anything here, just ask.

Links to ISFDB aren’t necessarily to the right edition; cover art for these books may be very different from what ISFDB shows.

For unlinked works, in some cases I’ve added a genre label. But most of those are guesses based on very little information; I could be wrong about them.

Note: Some of the book titles listed here are marginally NSFW. I’ve rot-13ed those titles. Some of the content of some of the books is also NSFW, but I mostly haven’t marked those books.


The Dancer from Atlantis, by Poul Anderson (Hardcover)
Flowers in the Attic, by V. C. Andrews (MMPB)
Isaac Asimov Presents the Great Science Fiction Stories, Volume 2, 1940, ed. Isaac Asimov (MMPB)
Fiction by Leiber, Sturgeon, van Vogt, Asimov, et al.
The Devil’s Other Storybook, by Natalie Babbitt (Trade Paperback)
One, by Richard Bach (MMPB)
Color for Your Home, by Christine E. Barnes (Trade Paperback)
The X-President, by Philip E. Baruth (Trade Paperback)
Advance Reading Copy.
Great Sky River, by Gregory Benford (Hardcover)
Galactic Center Saga series, #3.
This Is a Soul: The Mission of Rick Hodes, by Marilyn Berger (Hardcover)
Beyond (MMPB)
Reprinting stories from Beyond Fantasy Fiction. Bradbury, Pohl, Fredric Brown, Sturgeon, et al.
Fair-Weather Friends, by ReShonda Tate Billingsley (Trade Paperback)
Good Girlz series, #5.
Evening Class, by Maeve Binchy (MMPB)
The Princess and the Captain, by Anne-Laure Bondoux (Trade Paperback)
The Starcrossed, by Ben Bova (MMPB)
Moon Handbooks Tennessee, by Jeff Bradley (Trade Paperback)
My Sister, the Serial Killer, by Oyinkan Braithwaite (Trade Paperback)
Vexed and Troubled Englishmen, 1590-1642: The Beginnings of the American People, by Carl Bridenbaugh (Trade Paperback)
Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë (Trade Paperback)
MacPerl: Power and Ease, by Vicki Brown and Chris Nandor (Trade Paperback)


Killed by Clutter, by Leslie Caine (MMPB)
Undercurrents, by Stella Cameron (MMPB)
Napalm & Silly Putty, by George Carlin (Hardcover)
New Writings in SF 6, ed. John Carnell (MMPB)
Into the Unknown, ed. Terry Carr (Hardcover)
Fiction by Ballard, Borges, Bradbury, Ellison, Silverberg, et al.
The Picture Dictionary of Flowers, by Richard Carrington and Mary Eden (Hardcover)
Eggs in Purgatory, by Laura Childs (MMPB)
Cackleberry Club mystery series, #1.
All Around the Town, by Mary Higgins Clark (MMPB)
Skeen’s Leap, by Jo Clayton (MMPB)
A Tail of Two Murders, by Melissa Cleary (MMPB)
Dog Lover’s Mystery series, #1.
Versatile Vizsla, by Marion I. Coffman (Hardcover)
Deadly Image, by Edmund Cooper (MMPB)
The Middle Place, by Kelly Corrigan (Trade Paperback)
The Countryman, Spring 1984 (Trade Paperback)
Water Like a Stone, by Deborah Crombie (MMPB)
Lords of the Line: The Men Who Built the Canadian Pacific Railroad, by David Cruise and Alison Griffiths (Trade Paperback)
What’s So Great about America, by Dinesh D’Souza (Trade Paperback)
Wikipedia says D’Souza is “an Indian-American far-right political commentator, provocateur, author, filmmaker, pardoned felon and conspiracy theorist.”
The Moon and More, by Sarah Dessen (Hardcover)
Destinies: The Paperback Magazine of Science Fiction and Speculative Fact, Summer 1980, Vol. 2, No. 3 (MMPB)
Fiction by Barnes/Niven, et al.
Counterfeit Unrealities, by Philip K. Dick (Hardcover)
The Zap Gun, by Philip K. Dick (Trade Paperback)
Skin Deep, by Peter Dickinson (Trade Paperback)
James Pibble mystery series, #1. Also published under the title The Glass-Sided Ants’ Nest.
House of Sand and Fog, by Andre Dubus III (Trade Paperback)
Before You Get Your Puppy, by Ian Dunbar (Trade Paperback)
Dirty Tricks, by George Alec Effinger (Hardcover)
The Monk of Mokha, by Dave Eggers (Hardcover)
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, by Barbara Ehrenreich (Trade Paperback)
Pinky Pye, by Eleanor Estes (Trade Paperback)


The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm, by Nancy Farmer (MMPB)
Who Are We Now?, by Lawrence Ferlinghetti (Trade Paperback)
The Night People, by Jack Finney (Hardcover)
Margot Fonteyn: Autobiography, by Margot Fonteyn (Hardcover)
A Natural History of Frk, by Adrian Forsyth (Hardcover)
Bring the Rain: A Novel, by JoAnn Franklin (Trade Paperback)
In Conquest Born, by C. S. Friedman (MMPB)
Express Yourself with Color, by Better Homes and Gardens (Trade Paperback)
Essential Gaudí, by Daniel Giralt-Miracle (Trade Paperback)
L is for Lawless, by Sue Grafton (Hardcover)
Kinsey Millhone Alphabet mystery series, #12.
Saraband of Lost Time, by Richard S. Grant (MMPB)
A Fistful of Shells: West Africa from the rise of the slave trade to the age of revolution, by Toby Green (Hardcover)
The White Princess, by Philippa Gregory (Trade Paperback)
The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #11.
A Friend Is Someone, by Suzanne Grenell (Trade Paperback)
Enjoy the Hummingbirds, by Oliver Griswold (Chapbook)
Snow Falling on Cedars, by David Guterson (Trade Paperback)
Infinite Dreams, by Joe Haldeman (Hardcover)
There Is No Darkness, by Joe Haldeman and Jack C. Haldeman II (MMPB)
The Star Kings, by Edmond Hamilton (MMPB)
Hidden Arizona, by Richard Harris (Trade Paperback)
Best SF: 1968, ed. Harry Harrison and Brian W. Aldiss (MMPB)
Fiction by Sheckley, Asimov, Kit Reed, Lieber, et al.
Best SF: 1971, ed. Harry Harrison and Brian W. Aldiss (MMPB)
Fiction by Sheckley, Clarke, Barthelme, Disch, Blish, Aldiss, Spinrad, et al.
Plants That Never Ever Bloom, by Ruth Heller (Hardcover)
Memoir from Antproof Case: A Novel, by Mark Helprin (Hardcover)
A Soldier of the Great War, by Mark Helprin (Hardcover)
Child’s Play, by Reginald Hill (MMPB)
Seabiscuit: An American Legend, by Laura Hillenbrand (Trade Paperback)
Kill the Messenger, by Tami Hoag (Trade Paperback)
Code of the Lifemaker, by James P. Hogan (MMPB)
Expecting Someone Taller, by Tom Holt (MMPB)
Point of Impact, by Stephen Hunter (MMPB)


Sleep No More, by Greg Iles (MMPB)
Mississippi series, #4.
Fires of the Past: Thirteen Contemporary Fantasies About Hometowns, by Anne Devereaux Jordan (Hardcover)
Invitation to FORTH, by Harry Katzan (Hardcover)
About the FORTH programming language.
O Jerusalem, by Laurie R. King (MMPB)
Mary Russell series, #5.
Pigs in Heaven, by Barbara Kingsolver (Hardcover)
The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver (Trade Paperback) (copy 1)
The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver (MMPB) (copy 2)
Prodigal Summer: Large print edition, by Barbara Kingsolver (Trade Paperback)
Shopaholic Ties the Knot, by Sophie Kinsella (Trade Paperback)
Shopaholic series, #3.
Satan’s Angels Exposed, by Salem Kirban (Trade Paperback)
Forever Odd: An Odd Thomas novel, by Dean R. Koontz (MMPB)
Who's Who in Greek and Roman Mythology, by David Kravitz (Hardcover)
Vectors, by Michael P. Kube-Mcdowell (MMPB)
To Light a Candle, by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory (Trade Paperback)
The Obsidian Trilogy, #2.
When Darkness Falls, by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory (Trade Paperback)
The Obsidian Trilogy, #3.
The House in November, by Keith Laumer (MMPB)
The House in November and The Other Sky, by Keith Laumer (MMPB)
The Invaders, by Keith Laumer (MMPB)
Delusion’s Master, by Tanith Lee (MMPB)
On the Intelligentsia, by V. I. Lenin (MMPB)
Bandits, by Elmore Leonard (Hardcover)
Sadly unrelated to the movie of the same title.
Windows 10 All-in-One for Dummies, by Woody Leonhard ()
Die in Plain Sight, by Elizabeth Lowell (MMPB)
Rarities Unlimited (romance/mystery?) series, #3.
A Summer to Die, by Lois Lowry (MMPB)
Jedi Eclipse, by James Luceno (MMPB)
Star Wars: The New Jedi Order series, #5.


The Plague and I, by Betty MacDonald (Trade Paperback)
Other Times, Other Worlds, by John D. MacDonald (MMPB)
Sf stories by the author of the Travis McGee mysteries.
The Light Ages, by Ian R. MacLeod (MMPB)
Back on Blossom Street, by Debbie Macomber (MMPB)
Blossom Street series, #4.
Marry Me at Christmas, by Susan Mallery (MMPB)
Fool's Gold series, #19.
Thin Air: A Yellowthread Street Mystery, by William Marshall (MMPB)
The Dog Who Couldn’t Stop Loving: How dogs have captured our hearts for thousands of years, by J. Moussaieff Masson (Trade Paperback)
Jack the Bodiless, by Julian May (Hardcover)
Galactic Milieu Trilogy, #1.
Acorna’s World, by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (MMPB)
Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir, by Frank McCourt (Trade Paperback)
Sold on a Monday, by Kristina McMorris (Trade Paperback)
Historical fiction.
Eccentric Lives and Peculiar Notions, by John Michell (Trade Paperback)
Black Spring, by Henry Miller (Hardcover)
Lords of Corruption, by Kyle Mills (MMPB)
Easy Travel to Other Planets, by Ted Mooney (MMPB)
A Nervous Splendour: Vienna 1888/1889, by Frederic Morton (Trade Paperback)
At Large, by Lynne Murray (MMPB)
The Borzoi College Reader, ed. Charles Muscatine and Melanie Griffith (Hardcover)
Charlie Bone and the Time Twister, by Jenny Nimmo (Trade Paperback)
Galactic Derelict, by Andre Norton (MMPB)
Time Traders series, #2.
High Sorcery, by Andre Norton (MMPB)
Perilous Dreams, by Andre Norton (MMPB)
The Norton Anthology of Poetry Revised Shorter Edition (Trade Paperback)
Murder in Ordinary Time, by Carol Anne O’Marie (MMPB)


This Is My Hair, by Todd Parr (Hardcover Picture Book)
The Chef, by James Patterson and Max DiLallo (MMPB)
Brunswick Gardens, by Anne Perry (MMPB)
Charlotte & Thomas Pitt series, #18.
Fortune’s Hand, by Belva Plain (MMPB)
The Beiderbecke Affair, by Alan Plater (MMPB)
The Annals of the Heechee, by Frederik Pohl (Hardcover)
Assignment in Tomorrow, ed. Frederik Pohl (MMPB)
Fiction by Sturgeon, Kornbluth, Bradbury, del Rey, Bester, Vonnegut, Jack Williamson, Fredric Brown, Farmer, et al. Book is in poor condition, but readable.
Bungalow Details: Interior, by Jane Powell (Hardcover)
Basics, by Tom Powell (Small Paperback)
The Well of the Unicorn, by Fletcher Pratt (MMPB)
The Wheel of Darkness, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (MMPB)
Special Agent Pendergast thriller series, #8.
The Discovery of the Orgone: The Function of the Betnfz, by Wilhelm Reich (Trade Paperback)
Selected Writings: An introduction to orgonomy, by Wilhelm Reich (Trade Paperback)
Frk-cby, by Wilhelm Reich (MMPB)
Bare Bones, by Kathy Reichs (MMPB)
Temperance Brennan (forensic anthropologist) series, #6.
Suite 606, by J.D. Robb, Ruth Ryan Langan, Mary Blayney, and Mary Kay Mccomas (MMPB)
Paranormal romance/suspense, maybe?
Swiftly, by Adam Roberts (Hardcover)
The Memory of Whiteness, by Kim Stanley Robinson (MMPB)
Late Night VRML 2.0 with Java, by Bernie Roehl, Justin Couch, Cindy Reed-Ballreich, Tim Rohaly, and Geoff Brown (Trade Paperback)
Bound by Desire, by Rosemary Rogers (MMPB)
Giants in the Earth, by O.E. Rolvaag (MMPB)


Skippyjon Jones ¡Ay Card-Ramba!, by Judy Schachner (Trade Paperback)
On the one hand, cute brief picture-book story with some bits in Spanish. On the other hand, the whole premise of this series (English-speaking Siamese cat likes to pretend that he’s a Mexican chihuahua and say things in mock-Spanish) is racist and appropriative.
The Great Turning: Personal Peace, Global Victory, by Craig Schindler (Trade Paperback)
Bungalow Colors: Exteriors, by Robert Schweitzer (Trade Paperback)
This Loving Torment, by Valerie Sherwood (MMPB)
Historical romance.
City Come A-Walkin’, by John Shirley (MMPB)
Sweetheart, Indiana, by Suzanne Simmons (MMPB)
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, by Helen Simonson (Trade Paperback)
The Unraveling of Cassidy Holmes, by Elissa R. Sloan (Hardcover)
Skylark Three, by E. E. “Doc” Smith (MMPB)
Skylark series, #2.
Skylark of Valeron, by E. E. “Doc” Smith (MMPB)
Skylark series, #3.
Skylark DuQuesne, by E. E. “Doc” Smith (MMPB)
Skylark series, #4.
The Red Hat Club, by Haywood Smith (MMPB)
101 Uses for a Lab, by Dale C. Spartas (Hardcover)
November of the Heart, by Lavyrle Spencer (Hardcover)
Historical romance.
Astoria: Astor and Jefferson’s lost Pacific empire: a tale of ambition and survival on the early American frontier, by Peter Stark (Trade Paperback)
Nonfiction history/“true adventure.”
The Warlock in Spite of Himself, by Christopher Stasheff (MMPB)
The Great Vegan Grains Book: Celebrate whole grains with more than 100 delicious plant-based recipes, by Celine Steen (Trade Paperback)
The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel, by Garth Stein (Trade Paperback)
Dog Eat Dog: A very human book about dogs and dog shows, by Jane Stern (Trade Paperback)
Chang and Eng, by Darin Strauss (Trade Paperback)
Moondust, by Thomas Burnett Swan (MMPB)
The Steps of the Sun, by Walter Tevis (MMPB)
Tevis is best known as the author of the novel The Man Who Fell to Earth.
Policeman Mike’s Brass Buttons, by Ruth Tooze (Hardcover Picture Book)
A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles (Trade Paperback)
Historical fiction.
Venus on the Half-Shell, by “Kilgore Trout” (Philip José Farmer) (MMPB)
The Zimmerman Telegram, by Barbara W. Tuchman (MMPB)
History (WWII).


The Unknown Five (MMPB)
Reprinting stories from Unknown Worlds. Asimov, Sturgeon, Bester, et al.
The Story of Mankind, by Hendrik Van Loon (Hardcover)
Players of Null-A, by A. E. Van Vogt (MMPB)
Worlds in Collision, by Immanuel Velikovsky (Trade Paperback)
Lincoln: A Novel, by Gore Vidal (Hardcover)
Vox Compact Spanish and English Dictionary, by Vox (Trade Paperback)
The Dying Season, by Martin Walker (Trade Paperback)
Bruno, Chief of Police/The Dordogne Mysteries series, #8. (Apparently the same book was also published under the title The Patriarch.)
Murder at the Quilt Show, by Aliske Webb (Trade Paperback)
Pie, by Sarah Weeks (Trade Paperback)
Middle-Grade mystery novel.
The True Detective, by Theodore Weesner (MMPB)
A Rumor of Dragons, by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (Trade Paperback)
Sarah’s War, by Eugenia Lovett West (Trade Paperback)
Historical fiction.
One of Us Is Wrong, by Donald E. Westlake (Trade Paperback)
Sam Holt mystery series, #1.
I Know a Trick Worth Two of That, by Donald E. Westlake (Trade Paperback)
Sam Holt mystery series, #2.
The Once and Future King, by T. H. White (Hardcover)
Wilhelm Reich in Hell, by Robert Anton Wilson (Trade Paperback)
Castleview, by Gene Wolfe (MMPB)
Nightside the Long Sun, by Gene Wolfe (MMPB)
Book of the Long Sun series, #1.
The End of the World, ed. Donald A. Wollheim (MMPB)
Fiction by Heinlein, Dick, Clarke, et al.
The Bomb Vessel, by Richard Woodman (Trade Paperback)
Nathaniel Drinkwater series, #4. (Napoleonic Wars.)
The Corvette, by Richard Woodman (Trade Paperback)
Nathaniel Drinkwater series, #5. (Napoleonic Wars.)
1805, by Richard Woodman (Trade Paperback)
Nathaniel Drinkwater series, #6. (Napoleonic Wars.)
The Winds of War, by Herman Wouk (MMPB)
Historical fiction (WWII).
Chocky, by John Wyndham (MMPB)
Author better known for The Day of the Triffids.
Waging Heavy Peace, by Neil Young (Hardcover)
Neil Young’s autobiography.
Creatures of Light and Darkness, by Roger Zelazny (MMPB)


Watership Down (1978) Blu-ray (REGION B!!!)
Note: This Blu-ray WILL NOT PLAY in standard US Region A Blu-ray players. It will presumably play in Region B players or regionless players.

VHS tapes

I like all of these, but can no longer play them, and I’ve upgraded to DVDs and Blu-rays for most of them.

Cutthroat Island
The English Patient
Four Weddings and a Funeral
In & Out
My Best Friend’s Wedding
My Fair Lady
Singin’ in the Rain

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