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Old 03-13-2008, 12:06 PM   #11
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Used bookstores are FABULOUS places to pick up real finds in cookbooks. In fact, I got a first edition of Julia Child's first volume of "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" for mere pennies that way. Same with the old hardcover editions of "The Beautiful Cookbook" series. They're out in cheap softcovers now, but the original hardcover editions are so much more wonderful, & pop up in used bookstores all the time - nearly always for at least less than half of their original price. I have almost the entire series at this point.
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Old 03-13-2008, 02:06 PM   #12
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Good Cookbooks

IMHO, you were fortunate to get Julia's top book that way. I searched the 1/2 price and used bookstores here for a several years for that one. Finally got it for xmas 2 years back.
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Old 03-13-2008, 02:10 PM   #13
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I know. When I found it, I made an "EEK" noise that must have been heard throughout the store. I tried not to skip up to the counter in case they might think I'd somehow managed to hide & change the price on a rare book - lol!!!!
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Old 03-17-2008, 08:29 PM   #14
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Another great place to get used cookbooks is ebay. I have bought Jamie Oliver and Two Fat Ladies cookbooks on there recently and at a much better price than I found at some other discount places.
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Old 03-17-2008, 08:56 PM   #15
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alibris also sells used and out of print books, too
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Old 03-18-2008, 11:25 AM   #16
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I've also gotten some truly amazing book (& CD & DVD) bargains - including MANY cookbooks - from Daedalus Books. They don't deal in used books - just overruns, overstocks, & remainders - so all the books are brand new - some still in shrink wrap. I order from them all the time & have never been disappointed. Their shipping is very reasonable & their customer service is amazing. It's definitely worth getting on their print catalog mailing list.

Daedalus Books Online - New & Remainder Books & CDs at a Discount Price
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Old 03-18-2008, 02:28 PM   #17
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I am a big thrift store shopper and sometimes browse for old out of print cookbooks today I found one from 1975 on "peasant cooking" curious to give it a lookthrough. I almost never cook by recipe but love taking ideas from them... I also found a little Wagner #3 skillet today that I couldnt resist for a couple bucks even though I dont need it at all.. I will use it for camping I guess.
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Old 03-18-2008, 02:48 PM   #18
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i buy used children's books for my son on ebay.

if purchased new, you'd pay 3 to 7 dollars per book, but i buy lots of them for a dollar or less there.

you have to be wary of buying things like electronics on ebay, especially refurbed or used stuff, but books are books. so long as the description says that they're clean with good bindings and no torn pages, you should be good to go.
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Old 04-21-2008, 01:29 PM   #19
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Library book sales are a wonderful place to find cookbooks and other books as well.
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