Daedalus Books

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Daedalus Books is a seller of books, music, and video founded in 1980.[1] While it also sells new titles, Daedalus Books' specialty is the remaindered book. Its philosophy is to keep bestsellers, classics, and overlooked gems available to the reading public. It sells its products via catalogs and a website.

Although initially a wholesale endeavor, the company over the years grew a retail division that ultimately brought in roughly 60% of annual revenue. In 2018, upon the retirement of Daedalus' founder, Robert (Robin) Moody, the wholesale division of the company shut down. In February of that year, the company sold its retail catalog and online operations to Universal Screen Arts.[2]

Daedalus Books had an outlet store at the front of its 120,000-square-foot (11,000 m2) warehouse located in Columbia, Maryland borh of which closed in 2018.[2] In 2006, it opened a store in Belvedere Square, Baltimore.[3] However, in 2011, this branch closed.[4]


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    • Bob Thompson (January 16, 2006). "Remainders Of the Day". Washington Post. Retrieved September 29, 2012.
    • Barbato, Joseph. "Daedalus: dedicated to remainders of quality." Publishers Weekly 15 July 1988: 43. Academic OneFile. Web. 29 Sep. 2012. Gale Document Number: GALE|A6535232
    • Kane, Joe. "Daedalus Books." Whole Earth Review (1985): 117. Academic OneFile. Web. 29 Sep. 2012. Gale Document Number: GALE|A3943434
    • Langstaff, M. (2003). "Tamara Stock, Daedalus Books Missing the Large Independents". Publishers Weekly, 250(38), S4. Accession Number: 10917252
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    • Daily Record, Staff (11/28/2005). "Columbia-based Daedalus Books to open in Belvdere Square". The Daily Record (Baltimore, MD)
    • Milliot, J. (2005). "Daedalus Books Tries a Store". Publishers Weekly, 252(50), 7.
  4. ^ Andrea K. Walker, "Belvedere Square loses local tenants, gains chains", Baltimore Sun, April 25, 2011. Retrieved October 9, 2012

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