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does anyone have any homestead books or magizines to sell cheap?i love to read about homesteading or anything like it,thanks chuck
-- chuck lowe (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 21, 2000
You'll grt mine out of my cold dead fingers!! Just a joke country side is worth every penny I got every back issue I could and had them all three hole punched and keep them in three ring binders works great I'v found that second hand book stores have some books on homesteading at good prices (people think there not worth much)go figure good luck on your search and your journey Shaun
-- shaun&terri (email@example.com), May 22, 2000.
Chuck, 'fraid I won't sell mine either. Watch the on-line auctions like Ebay, used book stores, and thrift stores. Ask at your library if they have interlibrary loan. They probably won't bring in magazines, but if you can give them the author's full name and the proper title (and ISBN if you have it) they can get it. Not the same as owning them, but who knows, you might not like a book that other people rave about. There have been several threads about homesteading books, so check the archives to get some ideas. It also doesn't hurt to ask the librarians about what magazines they have in storage. Many libraries are short on room, so they have lots of things stashed. Perhaps someone donated a few years worth of Countryside, yet since they don't have current issues, they put them away. Don't forget to check their government booklets, too. They're probably boxed or in file drawers. If your library has kept them over the years, the older farm and garden related ones are often very helpful. Good luck Gerbil
-- Gerbil (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 22, 2000.
I have an extra copy of the manual of practical homesteading by John Vivian, bought it for 5 dollars at a yard sale, then I got another copy for my B-Day from my brother. Let me know if you want it STAN
-- STAN (email@example.com), May 22, 2000.
Try the used bookstores: today's haul included the following (besides the usual dozen mysteries...) Ruth Stout's "No work garden book" - $6.95 Gene Logsdon's "Wildlife in your garden" - $3.95 Edna Hong's "A nostalgic almanac" (farm life in the '20's) - $3
I also use inter-library loan. If you live in a community college district in Illinois, you are entitled to a free library card from that campus library, and they can order from libraries all over Illinois and also out of state. It has saved me a LOT of money, by reading them first, I can decide which books are useful enough to purchase, or take notes or copy certain pages. I take note of books that others have recommeded on web sites and in magazines, etc... and do a search for the titles on their computers. Easier if you know the authors name, but can be done by title only, or even a partial title.
-- Polly (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 23, 2000.
Don't forget to check websites like www.abebooks.com or www.bibliofind.com There are quite a few good used-book sites online.
-- Tracie Boellner (email@example.com), May 28, 2000.