Do you enjoy the adventure of finding a rare or out-of-print book in one of the back stacks of a used-book store? Or do you like the idea of paying a fraction of the price for a gently used book as you would have to pay for a new one? (By the way, if you don’t see an image on this page, we suggest you turn off your Ad Blocker for this site, or you’ll miss a lot. We promise not to clutter up your screen. 🙂 )
The internet has its versions of used and rare book stores as well, and we have found AbeBooks.com to be one of the best and certainly much more easily navigable than some others. It is owned by Amazon, and some of the very same books are featured on Amazon, and if you’re a penny pincher, it’s worth comparing prices. We’ve found that some items actually shipped to Canada or the US cheaper than we could get them through Amazon, partly because Amazon has a flat rate for shipping and the rate from AbeBooks.com member store varies. AbeBooks.com also carries some new books.
A few things we found:
- A set of Arthur Maxwell Bible Stories, like new at much less than new price.
- A set of Uncle Arthur’s Bedtime Stories, like new at much less than new price.
- Books in series published by Pacific Press but no longer carried by the ABC.
What will you find?
Remember, though, that used and rare books are not limited to AbeBooks.com. You may also find them listed at Amazon.com.