For several years now, I have been picking up first edition books at just about every place that I shop. One of the things that I look at is if the book is a book club edition or not. I quickly learned a few tricks to tell the difference between a book club edition and even a first edition.
The first trick that I found is to look at the bottom corner of the dust jacket behind the front cover. This is one place that they will put the phrase BOOK CLUB EDITION.
Another thing that will happen is that if a book is a book club edition, it may be slightly smaller than the real first edition.
Another trick to use on a book club edition is to find the price of the book. When a book club edition is made, the price of the book might not be present. I’ve seen the price of the book by the bar code and on the dust jacket (it’s usually on the top corner of the dust jacket behind the front cover).
These are only a few tricks to identify a book club edition book. How do you identify a book club book?