Here's some new that surprised me: AbeBooks.com, a used book site,
just posted lists of the books that sold for the most in 2008, and
CSL topped the science fiction list, with OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET
going for $7950. Not being a Lewis collector, I had no idea that
Lewis's harder-to-find books went for those kind of prices. Or did
the two recent Narnia movies drive up the prices, as the Jackson
movies and 'Book of the Century' polls did the prices of Tolkien books?
Anyway, here's the link:
Also, after seeing it mentioned here a few days back, I ordered some
of the 'C. S. Lewis Tea', which arrived on Thursday. It's basically
just an 'Irish Breakfast' blend, but enjoyable enough. I'm going to
send some to a Lewis-phile friend -- a little too late for Christmas,
but I still think he'll enjoy it. So, thanks to Joe Christopher for
making the post, without which I wouldn't have known about this.