It appears that I am still on mental holiday. Sorry 'bout that.
In the meantime, you might be amused, chagrined, reassured, or astounded to know that even if economies the world over are struggling, there are still people willing to pay more than $12,000 for a book about British minerals.
Abe Books (Don't go there if you have a book compulsion) just released their list of most expensive books sold through their service in 2008. There's hope for printmakers here, too, as a book of Hayden etchings tops the list. Harry Potter only came in third. Whew.