I thought I would add to this old thread.
Where do I buy books? I only buy hardback editions, having dished out my softcovers at a bootsale. I buy my hardcovers from the following sources.
copies I go here http://www.paulkidby.com
I too would prefer to support the independants, but can't find one
I have tried Charity and community stores, but have never seen a Terry Pratchett book. They probably get filtered out in the back room
I would recommend picking up from http://www.greenmetropolis.com
as they have lots to choose from in both formats, and you only pay for the postage and a small incentive fee. Its for recycling books. They also have some audiobooks too.
Ebay has become the traders favourite, but many of the books are overpriced. Bargains can still be snapped up if you don't collect.
For those who have ereaders, I recommend downloading eCalibre http://www.calibre-ebook.com
. It is a digital book management program. You can download it for free and use it free forever. I would recommend donating if possible as it is an excellent piece of work. It will manage all your ebooks and here's the best bit. You can convert from one format to another on the fly. It detects what your ereader is and will convert from the purchased format to your format as it moves it from your hard drive to your reader. I use it all the time. I now have all my TP ebooks on my Iriver Story and my Galaxy Note. Never more than 2 foot away from TP
Thanks for your time