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Hard to find books cheaply

For discussion about particular book sellers (brick-and-mortar bookstores, online book sellers, auction sites, swap sites, etc.)
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Margaret
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Post by Margaret » Wed October 29th, 2008, 11:09 pm

I didn't realize Powell's shipped internationally - if they do it at a reasonable price, you might find it worthwhile to shop for historical novels via my Historical Novels website at http://www.HistoricalNovels.info. Most of the titles serve as links to the Powell's online bookstore, and I'm steadily adding more links. A few of the novels that Powell's doesn't carry have links to the U.S. Amazon, but Powell's is my hometown bookstore, so I link to them whenever possible.
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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Thu October 30th, 2008, 12:43 am

I really really really need to build up the courage and let myself go into Powells and shop the next time I traipse down to Portland. I quake in my boots at the thought. Let alone letting myself and my credit card run amuck in a huge bookstore, but no frickin' sales tax??????? What's a girl to do? :p :o :)

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Post by Divia » Thu October 30th, 2008, 2:34 am

Come. Come to the darkside.

Dude you only live once..why not?
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Post by Ash » Thu October 30th, 2008, 2:54 am

[quote=""Misfit""]I really really really need to build up the courage and let myself go into Powells and shop the next time I traipse down to Portland. I quake in my boots at the thought. Let alone letting myself and my credit card run amuck in a huge bookstore, but no frickin' sales tax??????? What's a girl to do? :p :o :) [/quote]

Honey, I'll come up there and I'll be your buddy. You just give me your credit cards and relax.....I'll do all the shopping :)

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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Thu October 30th, 2008, 12:09 pm

[quote=""Divia""]Come. Come to the darkside.

Dude you only live once..why not?[/quote]

Honey, I'll come up there and I'll be your buddy. You just give me your credit cards and relax.....I'll do all the shopping


:D :D :D

Yah, here I am trying to economize and you two try to corrupt me. Ash, between Powell's, the restaurants, Nordstroms and a trip to the wineries I'd be wiped out in no time. Although the Wine Country Thanksgiving flyer just landed in the mail.....

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Laura
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Post by Laura » Thu October 30th, 2008, 4:57 pm

Thank you all! Now you know is hard to get some books in the other side of the planet. I will try BetterWorld and Powell´s Book as well. Yesterday, I tried Alibris but they charge even more than AbeBooks, more than double of the price of the book itself, believe me!!

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Vanessa
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Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Thu October 30th, 2008, 5:01 pm

How about an international book swapping website like BookMooch?
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Laura
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Post by Laura » Thu October 30th, 2008, 5:07 pm

Hi Vanessa:
I have already checked BookMooch but the cost of the post office in LA countries to other countries is quite expensive. Thanks for your tip.

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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Thu October 30th, 2008, 5:35 pm

I'm sure the shipping is too high as well, but have you checked thriftbooks?

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Laura
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Post by Laura » Thu October 30th, 2008, 5:36 pm

Not yet....

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