Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Book Talk
Reload this Page >

Online book store recommendations [merged]

Book Talk A Place To Discuss Books and Audiobooks

Online book store recommendations [merged]

Old 04-28-01, 12:34 PM
  #1  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Posts: 85
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hello All,

I use Yahoo Companion to manage my bookmarks. It seems lot of my bookmarks have simply disappeared. I guess I can't rely on the Yahoo Companion. Can you folks help me add to the list below. I am looking for discount stores selling tech books.

Amazon.com
Barnesandnoble.com
Borders.com
fatbrain.com
bookpool.com
booksamillion.com
hamilton.com - Thanks Boot
bookcloseouts.com
half.com
bookfinder.com - Search Engine
1bookstreet.com
a1books.com
kingbooks.com or addall.com - search engines
powells.com
allbooks4less.com

Thanks in advance for your help

Suharsh

[Edited by suharsh on 04-28-01 at 08:55 PM]
Old 04-28-01, 06:08 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 7,985
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Check out Hamilton Books. It may not have what you're looking for, but if it does it'll be dirt cheap. Plus, it will often have what you didn't know you were looking for.
Old 08-10-01, 10:07 PM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Birmingham, UK
Posts: 922
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
cheapest place to buy books online (USA)

i've never posted in this forum before. i've never even been here before to be honest! but as i get older i get more literary and may spend more and more time here. anyway to business. i want to get a book from the good ol' US of A because it's not available in my native England. which online book-retailer do you use and could recommend. i know of amazon.com but was wondering if there were any better/cheaper/more reliable alternatives to them?

thanks in advance.
Old 08-11-01, 12:46 AM
  #4  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: SoCal
Posts: 2,515
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Here's a place for bargains (mostly remainder books): www.bookcloseouts.com

Here's a search site to find the cheapest retailer for a specific book: www.bookpricer.com
Old 08-11-01, 09:52 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Birmingham, UK
Posts: 922
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
thank you.

Old 08-23-01, 07:53 PM
  #6  
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 77
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I use www.bestbookbuys.com
Old 08-23-01, 08:47 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: The Last Frontier
Posts: 4,763
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I just picked up A Storm of Swords (the third Song of Ice and Fire book) from ecampus.com for $8.50 (plus another $8 for 2nd day UPS)... even then it was still $10 less than the cover price.

Their prices arent that good on other books I've looked up there though.

Brian
Old 08-24-01, 10:53 AM
  #8  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Portland
Posts: 8,324
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Try Powell's Books. www.powells.com They have a huge selection and pretty good prices. Luckily, I live down the street from them.
Old 08-25-01, 11:33 AM
  #9  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Parts, Unknown
Posts: 1,137
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
It's too bad you're in England because I was going to recommend half.com. I've bought tons of out-of-print books for next to nothing. The Blackwater series by Michael McDowell, the Chtorr novels by David Gerrold, every OOP novel I could find by John Farris, etc. All way below the cover price and about 1/4 of what I'd pay going through abebooks.com. But, of course, this is probably irrelevant to you, so I'll shut up now.
Old 09-19-02, 10:46 PM
  #10  
Needs to contact an admin about multiple accounts
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: NYC
Posts: 5
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Online Used Book Store

Any good ones out there?
Old 09-19-02, 11:21 PM
  #11  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Nick Danger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 22,916
Received 24 Likes on 15 Posts
I don't use a particular store. I use www.bookfinder.com.
Old 09-19-02, 11:23 PM
  #12  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: MA
Posts: 4,661
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Online Used Book Store

Originally posted by NYC Bi Cpl
Any good ones out there?
Hey if your name ondicates where you're from you should try Strand Book Store on 12th and Broadway...

Don't know of any good online stores

NN
Old 09-20-02, 12:29 AM
  #13  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Where the sky is always Carolina Blue! (Currently VA - again...)
Posts: 5,167
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
www.half.com (works great for me -- I've picked up quite a number of different old, OOP books here -- at very good prices in great condition.)

www.abebooks.com -- good for older/rarer titles.

Tuan Jim
Old 09-20-02, 08:08 AM
  #14  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Denver
Posts: 7,206
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
www.abe.com is easily the best used/rare/newish book site out there. a plethora of books stores around the world put their inventory on abe.
Old 09-20-02, 12:22 PM
  #15  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 6,049
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I simply go with the used editions that are sold right alongside the new at www.amazon.com.

Only once was a book sent to me in less than perfect condition.
Old 09-21-02, 06:02 PM
  #16  
Needs to contact an admin about multiple accounts
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: NYC
Posts: 5
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Re: Online Used Book Store

Originally posted by neiname
Hey if your name ondicates where you're from you should try Strand Book Store on 12th and Broadway...

Don't know of any good online stores

NN
Love the Strand.....both branches
Just was looking to see if there was anything online
Old 09-21-02, 06:03 PM
  #17  
Needs to contact an admin about multiple accounts
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: NYC
Posts: 5
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally posted by grunter
I simply go with the used editions that are sold right alongside the new at www.amazon.com.

Only once was a book sent to me in less than perfect condition.
Problem with the used books on Amazon is they are usually individual owners...so the shipping costs for multiple orders really adds up
Old 09-23-02, 01:41 PM
  #18  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Nick Danger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 22,916
Received 24 Likes on 15 Posts
Amazon is now partnered (or something) with Bibliofind.com. It looks at multiple used bookstores. But the finders fee at bookfinder is the lower for the same book in the same store.
Old 09-23-02, 07:30 PM
  #19  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
The Antipodean's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Posts: 6,157
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
www.powells.com; Powells in Portland Oregon is the west coast equivalent of Manhattan's Strand (not quite so 'funky' but gigantic as heck). They have a wonderful online site offering most of their gazillion used books.
Old 09-24-02, 07:31 PM
  #20  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: dc
Posts: 2,597
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
i love abebooks.com and powells.com. they are great/reliable online retailers. usually have hard to find stuff too.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.