Where to locate out of print books

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This is not a question, but I am posting this url as a reference for locating the used books that are often mentioned on this website. It doesn't do much good to know about a book if you can't find a copy. The website searches the listings of many dealers in new & used books, so you can shop for the best prices. I am not affiliated with Abe Books, but turn to them often when I need something, or want to appraise a book that I have. I'm sure others will be able to add more good websites.


-- Dave Richhart (pritprat@erinet.com), January 02, 2002


The Barnes and Noble site has a similar out-of-print search service linked to a network of dealers. The site is: http://www.bn.com/.

-- David Rose (DERose1@msn.com), January 02, 2002.

I've used www.addall.com to find reasonably priced copies of several out-of-print books.

-- Bong Munoz (bong@techie.com), January 02, 2002.

One good thing about Amazon.com is that they allow regular ol' people, like you and me, to sell used books, in or out of print, through the site. Since we're building a little resource here, I just thought I'd add my two cents.

-- Chad Jarvis (cjarvis@nas.edu), January 02, 2002.

My favorite source is http://www.bookfinder.com

-- Katharine Thayer (kthayer@pacifier.com), January 03, 2002.

photoeye bookstore

-- Ellis Vener Photography (ellis@ellisvener.com), January 03, 2002.

www.bookfinder.com is - I think - the best, since it searches many sites, including PhotoEye and www.abebooks.com. I'd avoid buying anything through alibris.com. all they do is buy from other dealers and mark the price up anywhere from 25% to 50%, "or more!"

-- Andy Buck (buckwiet@yahoo.com), January 03, 2002.

People attending the Maine Photographic Workshops these days have been delighted by Timothy Whelan, Fine Photographic Books and Prints, located in the middle of Rockport village. Tim is a fine photographer, and his handsome shop is stocked with great photographic books, new and used, including scarce books. The last time I was in Rockport, Tim was working on a website, which he may not yet have up and running. His phone number is (207) 236-4795. I should add that I am just a satisfied customer and have no other connection with the shop. Anyway, it is where I would look.

-- Michael Alpert (alpert@umit.maine.edu), January 07, 2002.

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