How to Find That Book You've Spent Years Looking For

Between libraries, the web, and rare book stores, near-forgotten books are easier than ever to find.


| November-December 2003


Searching for a book you remember reading as a child, college student, or happy dropout, but haven't seen anywhere since? On the Web, there are now numerous ways to expand your hunt beyond Amazon. Abebooks is a consortium that connects you to thousands of used-book stores around the world. Another search site is the Berkeley-based Bookfinder.com. You can also search a growing number of individual stores online, including the Portland-based Powells and Bolerium Books in San Francisco, which specializes in rare books on labor issues and radical history.


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Meanwhile, your local library can be a great help, too, thanks to a practice called interlibrary loan. Libraries across the country will lend you books and other materials, creating a vast collection that's easy for you to access. Here's how: If you don't find what you're looking for in your library's catalog, ask a librarian to locate it elsewhere in the huge national loan network. Tell the pros as much about the book as you can. Title and author are most important, but publisher and publication date (or even a good guess at it) can be helpful too. They'll do the rest.

kyra
1/19/2018 1:12:44 AM

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kyra
1/19/2018 12:57:12 AM

Hello All, I am looking for a novel about a rancher who after the death of his parents took care of his younger brothers who are now in their early 20ies. The main character is sitting in a bar wondering how to tell his brothers that they would have to sell because the bank refused them a loan when a woman he didn't know but have seen in town offers to give him the money if he spends some time with her. She is a widow recently moved into town. Her husbands family is trying to force her to marry her dead husbands brother so that they can use the money she has from his insurance. After a misunderstanding and a break up they end up falling in love. Does anyone know the name of the book? Thanks


kyra
1/19/2018 12:48:21 AM

Hello All, I am looking for a novel about a rancher who after the death of his parents took care of his younger brothers who are now in their early 20ies. The main character is sitting in a bar wondering how to tell his brothers that they would have to sell because the bank refused them a loan when a woman he didn't know but have seen in town offers to give him the money if he spends some time with her. She is a widow recently moved into town. Her husbands family is trying to force her to marry her dead husbands brother so that they can use the money she has from his insurance. After a misunderstanding and a break up they end up falling in love. Does anyone know the name of the book? Thanks