A little over a month ago I posted about selling a used book to Sotheby's. It generated a bunch of discussion around the ethics of buying used.
Today this reached a new level when I noticed that the person buying the secondhand book from Amazon was the ACTUAL AUTHOR OF THE BOOK!!!!
To be fair, the book was out of print so she could not have purchased it new online However, I wonder how many authors out there need to buy their book from someone else! (Don't they like get a box of their own books when they are published!)
I thought about writing a little note to the author to tell her I liked the book!