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Offline Toonces

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How to find cheap used books
« on: February 06, 2019, 06:53:04 PM »
I know, this seems like it should be obvious and intuitive but I having trouble figuring out just how to search for them.

Specifically at this moment, I'm looking for vintage, older marine biology and marine science books, like old stuff from Jacques Cousteau or old early edition text books.  But I can't seem to put the right things in search engines.  I'm looking for those books that are a dollar or two...

Any ideas?
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Re: How to find cheap used books
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2019, 07:05:51 PM »
If Amazon fails me I use Google Shopping. You can also search for book dealers in your area and maybe libraries that are having fund raisers. Because I live so close to USMA, my local library has some real treasures that I have picked up for pennies and almost felt guilty about it.
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Re: How to find cheap used books
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2019, 07:12:43 PM »
^I used to use that...wow forgot all about it!
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Re: How to find cheap used books
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2019, 07:32:20 PM »
You never heard of Alibris?? Lordy Lord.
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Re: How to find cheap used books
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2019, 08:06:24 PM »
Alibris was the source of most of my aviation history collection.

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Re: How to find cheap used books
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2019, 07:17:05 AM »