Duplicate Book & Periodical Sales

The Kalmbach Library often receives duplicate books or periodicals due to donations from outside collections. Please check the NMRA Online Store for current listings.

We also offer a large collection of surplus magazines for sale, including many very popular titles. Please contact the library directly to inquire about price and availability of the specific issues in which you are interested.

We hope you'll find something you've been looking for! Check this page regularly -- the library staff updates it every six weeks or so, depending on new donations.

All proceeds from this sale go toward developing the Library's collection. Please read the instructions below before ordering, and call (423) 894-8144, fax (423) 899-4869, or Lib [at] hq.nmra.org (E-mail) with any questions.

Abbreviations in the attached list are as follows

  • HB = Hardbound
  • PB = Paperbound
  • SB = Softbound
  • RB = Ringbound (binder)

Condition of book

M -- Mint = new
E -- Excellent = like new
VG -- Very Good = a small amount of wear
G -- Good = some wear, some pages or cover may be folded
F -- Fair = wear, foxing, pages may be folded or torn
P -- Poor = well worn book, foxing, pages/cover damaged or missing, spine may be loose

Please note: These are general guides to the conditions of the books. We cannot extensively evaluate a book, and individual book condition varies. All our books are readable and usable for research.

Additional Notations

DJ = Dust Jacket
LS = Library Stamp, the adhesive label with library call number information affixed either to the dust jacket or the spine of the book.
S -- signed by author(s) and/or photographer


Please phone us to confirm the availability of books you are interested in. In order to reduce paperwork and postage costs, books must be reserved by phone. Please have the date of the list you are using and the item number of the book(s) you wish to order ready when you call. If you have access to a fax, you may fax your order or questions to the Library. Your order will be checked and a confirmation fax detailing the cost will be returned to you. Sorry, but inquiries and orders placed by mail may not be answered. Books may be paid for by credit card or by check. Large orders by non-members should expect a short delay in mailing as we check your credit card or personal check. We will reserve books in your name for two weeks until your check arrives, but again, all books should be reserved by phone to assure their availability. Magazine orders will not be processed without a credit card number or pre-payment.

Postage and Handling

Cost will be dependent on weight and destination. When pre-paying, please get a total price quote prior to mailing check or money order. All foreign orders (including Canada and Mexico) should expect higher postage costs. Overseas patrons, please indicate whether you prefer air mail or surface mail. Books are sent USPS or by UPS, depending on the number of books ordered, the value of the books, and/or the physical size of the order. Tennessee residents must pay the 9.25% sales tax.


To place an order, please call 423-894-8144. You may also send a fax to 423-899-4869 and the library will confirm your order and send you a reply fax detailing the total cost. Magazine orders will not be processed without a credit card number or pre-payment.

Returns and Refunds

While we cannot offer refunds for purchases from the Duplicate Book Sale list, we would be glad to offer an exchange for credit towards the purchase of another book, should you be dissatisfied with your purchase. Simply give us a call and we can make arrangements to have your book returned to us and credit issued towards another purchase.

Checks Payments

Please make checks payable to the Kalmbach Memorial Library and mail to:
Duplicate Book Sales
Kalmbach Memorial Library
P.O. Box 1328
Soddy Daisy, TN 37384-1328

Please check back again soon, because our list is always being updated!