In the 15 years John and I have run this company, we’ve never had a big “sale” for our books and tools.
Sure, we’ve had to occasionally drop the price on a product we are closing out (remember “The Book of Plates?”). But we’ve tried hard to keep our prices fair and consistent, so that we weren’t treating new customers differently than our existing ones.
Due to a number of crazy business swings caused by the pandemic, paper shortages and labor problems, we are reducing the price of 13 of our books by 40 percent until the end of August 2022. These are not slow-selling books we are trying to offload. The sale includes all of my “anarchist” series books.
Instead, this is a way to reduce inventory that we built up in the dark days of the pandemic. We are now paying a lot to store it in a climate-controlled warehouse, and that expense is becoming annoying. So here is your chance to get some of our best titles at a price you won’t see again.
Prices are effective immediately through midnight Aug. 31, 2022. You can see everything that is on sale on this page. Here are the specifics.
“The Anarchist’s Tool Chest” by Christopher Schwarz. Retail: $51. Sale price: $31.
“The Anarchist’s Design Book” by Christopher Schwarz. Retail: $54. Sale price: $32.
“The Anarchist’s Workbench” by Christopher Schwarz. Retail: $31. Sale price: $17.
“The Woodworker’s Pocketbook” edited by Charles Hayward. Retail: $16. Sale price $10.
“Calvin Cobb: Radio Woodworker!” by Roy Underhill. Retail: $33. Sale price $19.
“The Intelligent Hand” by David Savage. Retail: $55. Sale price $33.
“Make a Joint Stool from a Tree” by Jennie Alexander and Peter Follansbee. Retail: $31. Sale price: $19.
“Make a Chair from a Tree” by Jennie Alexander. Retail: $38. Sale price: $23.
“Shaker Inspiration” by Christian Becksvoort. Retail: $48. Sale price $29.
“Stanley Tool Catalog” Retail: $29. Sale price: $17.
“Art of Joinery” by Joseph Moxon. Retail price: $20. Sale price: $12.
“Woodworking in Estonia” by Ants Viires. Retail price: $33. Sale price $20.
“Charles Hayward on Joinery” by Charles Hayward. Retail price: $42. Sale price: $25
We also have a couple other non-book items for sale:
Design Curves. Retail price: $42. Sale price: $25.
Lost Art Press hat. Retail price: $48. Sale price: $19.
Crucible Bench Square. Retail price: $42. Sale price: $25
If you have been a long-time customer then you know this is highly unusual. We hope we won’t have to repeat this sort of sale until there is another world-shaking event (which is to say, never).
— Christopher Schwarz