Second-Hand Stories

By Josh Spero

The amazing stories behind my second-hand books and the people who owned them

You made Second-Hand Stories a reality. It's available in all good book stores now.
70 pledges


E-book edition.
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$25  + shipping
216 pledges


1st edition hardback and the ebook edition
$65  + shipping
41 pledges


Signed 1st edition hardback and the ebook edition
$190  + shipping
12 pledges

Launch Party

Everything up to the collectable level plus two tickets to the launch party
$315  + shipping
3 pledges


Everything up to the launch party level plus dinner with the author in London and a first-hand look at the featured books
$625  + shipping
3 pledges

Classics Tutorial

Everything up to the dinner level plus a one-hour one-on-one tutorial with Josh on an aspect of Classics that interests you
$1,250  + shipping
5 pledges


A collectable one-off edition, printed on 120gsm paper, leather-bound and embossed in gold with your initials plus two tickets to launch party

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