Sunday, July 29, 2007

Weekly Websites - Special Edition

Out of Print book search

As frequent visitors will know, I haven't been doing much web surfing recently so this is a special version to address one particular problem - finding unusual or out of print books. I have been using all of these companies to find books that I cannot possibly live without, even thought they are out of print.

I have been talking to others recently about how to acquire these books and I though that it might be of use to distribute the information a little further - if you read this and have some additional recommendations, please feel free to email and I will post an update.

Alibris UK and Alibris US
Search our 60 million books for just the one you want. Find second-hand, new, out-of-print, foreign language, and hard-to-find titles. You'll discover rare editions of childhood favorites, novels signed by respected authors, the latest bestsellers, and more.

Pimpernel Elusive Book Search
This is a search facility -you cannot purchase from Pimpernel but they put you in touch with companies from whom you can purchase.

ABE Books UK
Scroll to the very bottom of the page for online stores of ABE Books in other countries, including Germany and the U.S.

AbeBooks is the world’s largest online marketplace for books. AbeBooks makes it simple and safe to find and buy—or list and sell—new, secondhand, rare, and out-of-print books online. Bookbuyers love the variety of over 100 million books offered by more than 13,500 booksellers. This great selection delivers value for all: readers find bestsellers, collectors find rare books, students find textbooks, and treasure hunters find books they’ve been seeking forever.

Museum Books
Museum Books used to be a real-world book shop that was located opposite the British Museum. They were forced to abandon their premises and set up shop online instead. They deliver internationally, and offer a vast list of both new and used books. The most recent list of avaiable books dates to June 2007, but give them a call to find out if a book that intersts you is still available. Contact details can be found at the above website address.

Yare Egyptology
We specialise in the supply of old and out-of-copyright books and journals on CD-ROM. These books are compiled as .html or .pdf files which can be read on most personal computers (Windows, Mac OS-X, Linux ...).

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