Used Book Stores

Had to go to the big city today, so decided to combine that with a stop at my favorite used book store. Good thing, because otherwise the day would have been a total bummer.
Got three woodworking related books, in as new condition. American Folk toys, got some neat toys, some I mad when I was a kid, and some I've never ran across before. A Museum Of Early American Tools, by Eric Sloane. Very neat. There are tools I actually used when I was a kid, now they'd be called antiques, and probably be considered too valuable to use. Back then they were just old tools, that did the job. Then there are other tools I've seen, but ver used myself. And some I've never seen, or heard of. Very neat. I've got at least one other of his books. Then got a copy of Northwoods Furniture. Primarily got this one because it has plans for a very nice bent wood rocker. Got plans for a tree limb rocker too, but you'd never catch me making one of those.
The Northwoods Furniture book lists at $25. I paid a total of $17+ for these three, plus some 'reading' books. So, all in all, not too bad a day.
The best thing about a good used book store is you can find way out of print books, for very low prices. And they're usually a lot more interesting and informative then most of the new books out now.
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On Sep 7, 2:20 pm, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (J T) wrote:

I've used abebooks in the past when I had a specific need the local used books store couldn't fill. It allows used book stores to sell books through a common interface.
Great tool for finding older used technical books for a few bucks. (Not affiliated, just managed to find great time fillers for cheap and help small businesses at the same time)
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On Fri, 07 Sep 2007 21:19:01 +0000, yugami wrote:

I used them a lot until they changed the website and wanted me to "register" my personal info. Now I peruse their listings and email or call the originating store directly. Maybe not the ethical thing to do, but they brought it on themselves.
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Fri, Sep 7, 2007, 9:19pm (EDT+4) snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com (yugami) doth sayeth: I've used abebooks in the past when I had a specific need the local used books store couldn't fill. It allows used book stores to sell books through a common interface. Great tool for finding older used technical books for a few bucks. (Not affiliated, just managed to find great time fillers for cheap and help small businesses at the same time)
If you only use abebooks you're limiting yourself. I've got a total of around 40 (forty) links, including abebooks, saved that I use when I'm looking for a specific book.
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