Four decades ago I bought the book, The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, by David Embury. It was a paperback. I paid $0.95 for it.

My copy has become tattered and yellow over the years, so I idly wondered whether I could pick up a fresher copy through a used-book store.

Imagine my shock upon finding these listings.

Why would anyone hope to sell an obscure, out-of-date book at such prices?

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield