Where do you buy your DW books and at what price?

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Re: Where do you buy your DW books and at what price?

Postby legendarydanbar » Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:37 pm

You know when you get a brand new book and it opens only a couple of inches then tightens up. I like to keep them like that. The whole collection bar a couple are brand new unread with that tension on opening. Like i said O.C.D :LOL:
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Re: Where do you buy your DW books and at what price?

Postby meerkat » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:08 pm

The Oxfam bookshop in Palmers Green. They have an amazing section of books, very old and new, but there are hidden gems like hard back 1st editions of a certain Terry Pratchett, (knight of the realm). I have yet to discover a signed one but they usually go for £3 or less and are always in good condition.
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Re: Where do you buy your DW books and at what price?

Postby Catch-up » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:13 pm

I used to buy mine at the newer Borders about 20 minutes away. Now they've all closed. :( That was my favorite bookstore. I don't like B&N and they're farther away.
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Re: Where do you buy your DW books and at what price?

Postby meerkat » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:41 pm

We used to have a Borders in York. It was a brilliant store and then it closed. :cry: Sorely missed!
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Re: Where do you buy your DW books and at what price?

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:42 pm

Susanne I though we had struck it lucky in S.F. where we stayed for a few days enroute to Reno, next door to the hotel a Borders but when checking it out it was closed, :( but did manage to get into the one in a Reno retail park as it was closing down and selling off the books at a good discount. :D
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Re: Where do you buy your DW books and at what price?

Postby raptornx01 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:19 am

Yeah, i used to go to a borders by Coral Square Mall here. loved that store till it closed. then i was stuck with the Waldenbooks in the mall proper untill that one closed as well. the only book store left is Barnes And Noble, but that is a good distance away.
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Re: Where do you buy your DW books and at what price?

Postby Fragus » Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:44 pm

Hi There

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.
New Books;
For signed copies I go here http://www.paulkidby.com
Waterstones
Wh Smith
I too would prefer to support the independants, but can't find one :(

Used Books;
Ebay
Green Metropolis.
I have tried Charity and community stores, but have never seen a Terry Pratchett book. They probably get filtered out in the back room :roll:
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 :D

Thanks for your time

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Re: Where do you buy your DW books and at what price?

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:54 pm

Welcome back, Fragus! :)

Pratchett books certainly seem rarer in charity shops these days. There was a time when you'd see loads of them.
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Re: Where do you buy your DW books and at what price?

Postby Alanz » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:12 pm

If i ask,i normally get " Everbody asks for those" But i've found most of my Paperback collection in Second Hand shops, plus some Hardbacks,Normally for 50p or £1, It's getting rarer to find ones that i've not got ,So it's either E-bay or Amazon or failing that WH Smiths or Ottackers in Grimsby :D
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Re: Where do you buy your DW books and at what price?

Postby raisindot » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:55 pm

Yesterday, I broke my longstanding personal taboo never to own a copy of "Pyramids" and bought one because I'm going to give it one more try. I had to have a Corgi Kirby edition to complete my Corgi Kirby Kollection but they're not available directly in the states, so I bought a used one through Ebay-UK, which I used to buy all my other KirbyCorgis. Altogether, the whole thing, including shipping to the U.S., cost a total of around UK 4 pounds, which is about US $7. That's cheaper than the cost of buying and shipping a US version.
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Re: Where do you buy your DW books and at what price?

Postby Dotsie » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:50 pm

Ooh, I wonder how this will go? ;)
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Re: Where do you buy your DW books and at what price?

Postby Alanz » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:30 pm

raisindot wrote:Yesterday, I broke my longstanding personal taboo never to own a copy of "Pyramids" and bought one because I'm going to give it one more try. I had to have a Corgi Kirby addition to complete my Corgi Kirby Kollection but they're not available directly in the states, so I bought a used one through Ebay-UK, which I used to buy all my other KirbyCorgis. Altogether, the whole thing, including shipping to the U.S., cost a total of around UK 4 pounds, which is about US $7. That's cheaper than the cost of buying and shipping a US version.


I've just started reading Pyramids this morning so far so good... :D
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Re: Where do you buy your DW books and at what price?

Postby Ghost » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:56 pm

good book :D
when I first started out reading them I brought them from various second hand sellers my first big discovery was finding the first 12 books in one stand for less than a fiver now I buy them depending on how specialised the book is from either asda or waterstones (I have a points card)
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Re: Where do you buy your DW books and at what price?

Postby raisindot » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:06 pm

Dotsie wrote:Ooh, I wonder how this will go? ;)


Yes. If only Pooh were here...he's missing SUCH an opportunity to gloat... :D
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Re: Where do you buy your DW books and at what price?

Postby Alanz » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:11 pm

I find that because i started reading Sir Terry's books at the Libriary, i'm having to buy those that i've already read, so i can complete my collection and of course read them again hopefully in order the second time :D
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