My story of finding DW:
Hm... I think I read my first TP book (Color of Magic) somewhere in the mid 80s, when I was a kid, maybe early teens. Found a translated book in the local library and simply gobbled it a couple of times. But alas, the library never extended the series with more (only as an adult did I figure they only translated 1, maybe 2 of the first books into Danish at that time).
So, I forgot all about the series, and somehow got back on track much later, in the late 90's I think. Can't remember how I managed to relocate it, but (re)read Color of Magic in original language this time and something went 'ding' at the back of my head. Had a 'darn copyists' kinda reaction XD Although I did not remember why I thought that. during that book it finally dawned on me that I had read it before ...*somewhere* ... I think it was Luggage that finally gave it away
Then I set out on a quest to get the series as it were around millenium (so while everybody else spoke about Y2K bug, I thought in DW terms), being a poor student I could only afford 1 trip a month to the book store ... where I could grab a handful of books, so took me around half a year or so to get up to speed with DW series. Been bit easier to follow since then XD
..... and now I find myself thinking I should get an extra copy of those most cherished books... as some of them are in bit of tatters from the reading