This is the EASY SEARCH PAGE
- there are more forms on the ADVANCED SEARCH
(Advanced Book Exchange)
is by far the largest source available for out of print and used books (50 million
It networks together 12,000 bookstores, almost all of them
small "Mom & Pop" operations.
are a San Francisco company with a database of over 40 million used books, manuscripts,
maps, photos, prints, and autographs. FREE SHIPPING
of in-stock books to USA addresses on orders over $49
guys boast a huge collection of out-of-print, rare, autographed and used books.
Voted the top
online bookstore by Yahoo in 2000, Forbes magazine 2001. They supply Amazon!
more than $50 and get free shipping within North America
their collection of the latest
book reviews from Salon.com, Esquire, The New Republic and The Atlantic
- recommend titles, and read what others have suggested - it's called Daily
typically has 300,000 used books and magazines for sale at any one
time. A smaller book-only auction site is at BooksbyBid
Some Tricks and Ideas
it isn't rare - Powells will have the cheapest copies
automatically meta-search for a particular book every day, to save you from having
to do it.
- Finished with a book? Set it free via BookCrossing
of Congress database to find the ISBN and other details about out-of-print
books. Or the new ISBNDB site
- Look for
a copy in archives
- Not a complete set? - buy/sell/trade odd volumes from
encyclopedias, dictionaries, author works etc at SetMaker
AbeBooks UK is now believed to be
one of the largest second-hand specialist book platforms in Europe, enabling site
visitors to buy and sell second-hand and antiquarian books. In total there are
currently over 5 million books on its German, French and English websites.
AbeBooks UK homepage.
You can also search
AbeBook UK for books over at Previously Published.
millions of out-of-print books using the BibliOZ
Book Search wizard
I have no
idea where they get their results from, but they have more used books than Alibris
or AbeBooks, and that is saying something
have over 4,000 sellers - enter a title or
Guide: How to Collect Books - tips on pricing and care
Book Collectors Assoc - in depth collecting info
- wide variety of information
- glossary of terms
MAGAZINES and COMICS
Book Palace - Thousands of illustrated books on popular culture,
fantasy art, film & TV, newspaper strips, comics & annuals, pin-up & glamour books,
and graphic novels. They also have many pieces of original art and sculptures,
original comics, and first editions
Issue Finder - locates and sells old newspapers, magazines and comic books,
as well as a wide variety of ephemera (paper collectible) items such as programs,
postcards, posters, trading cards and much, much more. Over 250,000 items listed.
Comic Book Resources -
Lots of info, plus links to online and offline stores
Vintage Magazines - over 1 million items in stock