Multiple Bookshops Search
- Best Book Buys
If you want new books, this is the place to start. Gives you a price comparison chart.
If you search for new books and/or out-of-print books, this is a good place to start. It will simultaneously search Amazon, Powell's, Abe and other bookshops/networks.
- Abe Books (Advanced Book Exchange)
If you search for out-of-print books, this is a good place to start.
The largest Irish-language bookshop on the Internet. Plus, they are very helpful.
- Read Ireland
Their newsletter of Irish books in email format is handy. Their service is reliable.
- Books Ulster
New and out-of-print Irish books.
- Blackwell's Online Bookshop
Wide variety. Their online catalogue has improved.
Much improved lately.
- Any Amount Of Books
Rare books, literature, art, poetry, bookplates, slang, oddities, antiquarian, leather bound sets, general stock. Has good links to other out-of-print bookshops.
- Plurabelle Books
Second hand, out-of-print, ex library books in all fields of English Studies.
- Ken Spelman Rare Books
Fine, rare, antiquarian & scholarly books on all subjects, including literature.
350,000 books available on the French-speaking market.
- Kinokuniya Book Web
Good online catalogue. Membership-based. (In Japanese)
- IMC Book
Has books by R.H. Blyth. You definitely have to pay first in order to get books from this bookstore. No matter what you tell them about your special, urgent requirements for the university, they will not ship COD. If you can find the books you are after elsewhere, you might try other bookstores. One caveat: they seem to have trouble understanding Japanese -- even if you pay first they will send you a wrong book; therefore, you have to make absolutely sure that they get what you want.
This page is my personal collection of bookshops of literary interest on the Internet.
Last updated: 28 April 2004
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Faculty of Letters, Kobe University