finding out of print books
Posted by Laura W on December 01, 1997 at 22:24:41:
In response to LauraW..., written by Kate on December 01, 1997 at 18:15:32
] ] I'd like to suggest The Black Velvet Gown by Catherine Cookson,
] LauraW, as far as I can tell this is no longer in print.
I'm sorry, I didn't realize that "in print" was a criterion.
TBVG was published in paperback in 1985 and 1994, and is the type of book found in public libraries (where I first found it). There are lots of second-hand bookstores on the web. Amazon.com lists it as "special order," which means it's technically not out of print, but probably effectively so.
] or Version and Diversion by Judith Terry.
] and this does not seem to be available either...
It's listed at Amazon.com as "hard to find," which means it probably really is out of print. Ditto above comments.
] Thanks for your other suggestions. I'll add them to the list.
Thanks. I'd really be happy with any of the "great works" and/or historical novels (in response to your new post on this subject), but I'd like to suggest that the fact a book is out of print should not be an automatic bar to a group read. The second-hand bookshops on the web, and particularly the online search facilities (Interloc, ABE, and Bibliofind) for them make it fairly easy to get them (I found 17 copies of TBVG at Interloc, 23 at Bibliofind, and 21 at ABE [several of them are probably cross-posted]). And libraries have them. I suggested the above two titles because I thought this group would really like them.
And I forgot Trollope on my earlier list! ;-)
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