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Re: Winter reading
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- Subject: Re: Winter reading
- From: Nathan Dias <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2003 14:43:10 -0800 (PST)
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Another resource for those interested in low cost /
used / out of print books, www.abebooks.com is a great
resource (for more than just bird books).
--- firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I recently got in another shipment of discount books
> from Edward R. Hamilton
> Bookseller. I thought I'd mention that company to
> this group for those who
> aren't aware of them because they consistantly seem
> to have a medium-decent
> selection of bird books at good discount prices.
> They specialize in closeouts,
> remaindered items and *shopworn* books. The titles
> change very fast, and the
> overall turnover can be swift.
> 1st off, if you've never dealt with this company it
> can be a little weird at
> first. They maintain a website,
> http://www.edwardrhamilton.com but they don't
> allow online ordering, or take credit cards. Rather,
> you print out an order form
> and snail mail it to them. Then, if they still have
> what you've selected, they
> send it out for a flat shipping rate of $3.50 no
> matter how many pounds of books
> you've ordered. If some of your order is no longer
> in stock, they ship what
> they've got and send a refund check for the rest.
> They don't take plastic, but
> they do take personal checks, and from the fast
> shipping I've gotten, I don't
> think they even bother to wait to see if the check
> clears prior to shipping.
> Anyway, want to see why I mention them to this
> group? Check out the latest
> Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior *Shopworn*
> $19.95 (retail $45)
> Mississippi Kite: Portrait of a Southern Hawk $1.95
> Sibley's Birding Basics $10.95 (Costco also has this
> at that price.)
> Raptors of the World, *shopworn* $24.95 (retail $60)
> Lives of North American Birds (Kaufman) $16.95
> The Life of Birds (Attenborough) $7.95
> I've been dealing with this company for a few years,
> and have been very
> satisfied with what I've gotten from them. This
> particular order was especially
> thrilling because I got in some books that I never
> would've afforded at retail.
> Their so-called *shopworn* books are often a
> spectacular bargain. Neither of the
> ones I got in this shipment showed anything but
> minor scuffing on the covers;
> about the same wear as they'd get normally, anyway.
> The best way to deal with them is to get their print
> catalog, and check their
> website, too.
> I would particularly recommend the book on
> Mississipi Kites and the Sibley book
> on bird behavior.
> Icy Chee
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