The Audacity of the Marketplace

A bookseller on ABE books is asking $250,000.00 for a  copy of Barack Obama’s The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream and  Dreams From My Father: A Story Of Race and Inheritance .  A clamshell box is included free of charge, as well as free delivery.  

I wonder if the books are worth this much, but they do demonstrate the cultural value that this bookseller feels they embody.  And if you purchase these, I would be more than happy to deacidify them for only another $35,000.00.