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A full year of images by your favorite artists (classic & fantasy), vintage comics & pulps, pinups, and more. Click here to see them all.
Not all, but ALMOST every item is a full 50% off or more. BE WARNED, we only have limited quantities on all these and once they are gone, they're gone, at least at this price. So act immediately if you want to get the best selection!
Bud's Incredible Catalog
Our latest full-color, 24-page Incredible Catalog is now available. If you ordered from us in the past year, your copy was mailed October 3rd. Allow 7-14 days (up to 3 weeks if you are overseas). Call or email us for a free copy. Or click here and add it to your order.
Exclusive signed books
We work closely with many artists and writers who will sign books especially for us, sign bookplates, or occasionally create a specially illustrated bookplate. All free to you! Click here for our TOP 100 signed books.
Plastic Bags, Backing Boards, Mylar, and Book Jacket Covers
New Econo-Folds! Clear acetate protection for books without dust jackets!
We offer a full line of supplies to help you protect your valuable collectibles. Attractive acetate book jacket covers, plastic bags from Paperback to Large Magazine sizes, Mylar and Mylites. Click here to check them out.
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Save with low shipping rates!
Just $3.95 for orders under $25. Orders over $300 are shipped FREE! (U.S. only) Click here for details.
Now Save Every Day! Discounts on New Arrivals and Backlist!
We are now offering brand new items at discounts up to 25% off. Look for the "Save" and "Published at..." message. Save every day, on high-ticket volumes like Archives and comic strip collections from Dark Horse, IDW, Hermes and other publishers as well as graphic novels and art books! We also have lots of sale-priced books at up to 80% off cover price.
Hard to Find & Out of Print
We scout out limited editions, signed convention sketchbooks, and limited-distribution items from small specialty publishers. For instance, click here for our entire selection of signed sketchbooks! And here for some of our Deluxe Limited Editions.
We love books as much as you do! We pack and ship your order as if it were our own--Bud is a fan and collector himself and wants no book to arrive with any damage whatsoever. Customer Service: we have experienced staffers who know our products and who will try and answer any question.
Bud Plant and Hutchison Books - Out of Print and Rare Comic-Related, Illustrated and Children's Books
We have a sister business. Anne Hutchison and I also sell out-of-print books in many areas. Click here to see our current offerings on ABE Books. These are NOT on the Bud's Art Books website. Call Anne during normal working hours to ask about anything you might be looking for, or to get on her occasional email catalog list: 530-273-9762. Email: bpandhbooksme.com.
This is a local used & rare co-op book store in Grass Valley, boasting 12 booksellers. In my space you'll find everything from art books and pop culture to out-of-print rarities in the brand new Rare Book Room. Plus you'll find Bud's Amazing Fantasy Room with old comics, sci-fi and fantasy art and comics-related goodies. booktownbooks.com
I've been actively collecting, buying and selling now since 1968. I received a San Diego Comic-Con Inkpot Award in 1994. I am in Fifty Who Made DC Great (1985) , Founders of Comics Fandom (2010), Comics: Between the Panels (1998), etc.
I opened my first comic store with six partners in 1968, co-owned a chain of seven comic stores from 1972-1988, and distributed comics and specialty items from seven warehouses in four states until I sold that portion of the business to Diamond Comic Distributors in 1988.
I've exhibited at every San Diego Comic Con since the first in 1970. I've twice been on the Spectrum Jury panel and am on the advisory board, I've helped publishers assemble books using my own collection as source material, and I provide input or advice to publishers on new projects.
I have never stopped collecting and learning about comics and art history. I'm pleased that my enthusiasm and interest can help me to better introduce customers to new as well as vintage artists and collections. I use "Recommended," "Highly Recommended," and "Our Highest Recommendation" to show my personal endorsement and enthusiasm for items that I am most excited about.