No problem Marco - I don't think we've discussed this before. I tend to get my new books as hardback first editions from Tesco for around 10 quid. These days I tend to get two copies so I can take one to Sharlene in Tucson.
I often haunt charity shops as well and get used copies for every day reading.
If I read a first edition I take the dust cover off and replace it with an old plastic cover from a book I got at a library sale - to protect the book.
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Iget mine (hardcovers when they are released) at Play.com - takes a bit longer to get to Holland, but the price difference is pretty huge. Used to get paperbacks on trips to London for RRP (although there was often a 3 for 2 sale going on). Keeping an eye out for hardcovers to replace my worn-out paperbacks, without much luck. Not in a big hurry with that though.
I own only one DW book and it's a new paperback.I bought it at a bookstore(which I think is called Exclusive Books?not quite sure though.) for R115 and the other DW books are R125.Does anyone know what the price converts to in the UK?
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