1 800 Kerouac - Beat Generation Catalog
Books, tapes & hundreds of hard to find items. Jack Kerouac, John C. Holmes, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Neal Cassady, Bob Kaufman, Gary Snyder, Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Charles Bukowski, William Burroughs, Gregory Corso and Other Beat Books.
The world's oldest and largest source for out-of-print, antiquarian, and rare books, maps, photographs, manuscripts, autographs, documents, and ephemera. They currently have nearly 2.4 million items in their Internet database, updated daily. (Formerly known as Interloc.)
Antiquariat Halkyone Rare Books
A book store in Hamburg, Germany. offering a large variety of rare books, recent out of print titles (mainly German literature) and autographs. Most information is in German, although there is an English version.
Basement Full of Books
Here you can buy books directly from their authors. Created by Vonda McIntyre and maintained by SFF Net, Basement Full of Books is a public service free to authors and book buyers alike. This site allows a unique opportunity to eliminate the middleman (all transactions are between the readers and the authors) and allow you to ask for special requests, such as an inscription.
The Bent Cover Book Store
The Bent Cover Book Store in Phoenix, Arizona has an inventory of more than 1/2 million used books -- hardbacks, paperbacks and 1st editions. A very clever and easily navigated web design make it a joy to visit. They have a book search, top ten lists, book reviews, links, a directory by the Valley Independent Booksellers Association, and even a "Bad Joke of the Month".
The Book Garden Gallery
Selling used and rare books with an emphasis on childrens books, but has a wide array of topics. Be sure to check out Grandpa's Books for more books on more topics and Children Stories for on-line stories told by "Fabler Fox". A well designed site which is both easy to use and fun to browse.
An on-line book store aimed at giving you fast service (90% of all the U.S. books (400,000) in their database are shipped to you in 24 hours) BookServe offers databases of books from four countries.
The most unique service offered here is e-mail to let you know when specific books become available that are either not yet published or temporarily out of stock. They also have all the standard on-line book store things.
San Francisco's leading independent book store, the Booksmith has been in business more than 20 years. Here you can find sale books with discounted from 40% to 90%, an events calendar with all of the planned readings for the month, and signed copies of a great selection of new books available at no extra charge. Search an inventory of 60,000+ books, audio tapes and book-related gift items and have them shipped to you, worldwide.
Books Now features secure online shopping, discounts of 10%-30% on most of the 400,000 books carried by this major online bookseller. Search by Title, Author, Subject or ISBN. Special features include book reviews, AudioBook section (over 10,000 listed) and ordering online or via an 800 number.
"Collectable Books is based in London and has a fine selection of quality antiquarian books covering a wide range of topics. Fully searchable database, efficient service and professional advice."
The Colophon Book Shop
Booksellers specializing in books about books, history of printing, typography, calligraphy, book design, paper making, bookbinding, book collecting both in-print and antiquarian. They also feature a large stock of modern literary first editions, mysteries and detective fiction, and science fiction. Very nicely designed.
Comprehensive Independent Booksellers
Online Network (CIBON)
A searchable database featuring the thousands of independent book store members of the American Booksellers Association with descriptions, contact information and links to web sites. Geographical listings as well as online stores by category.
Curious Kiwi Books: Out-of-print Book
A different kind of on-line book store, The Penguin Bookery is an on-line book store dedicated to helping people locate out-of-print and hard-to-find titles. They search for any title you wish and contact you with availability and price before your order is processed.
The Elliott Bay Book Store
A large and comfortable book store in Seattle's Pioneer Square. Attached cafe/coffeehouse & good service. Their home page is, in contrast, deliberately text-only on a gray background because: "our goal is to provide a content rich site for book people, not a visual wonder!" Is the book beautiful for print only?
An Australian book store with an online magazine The Gleaner, which has info on books and related events.
Grave Matters sell new, used and out of print mystery and detective fiction, mystery reference materials and back issues of mystery magazines. They specialize in mystery reference materials, signed first editions, Sherlockiana and vintage paperbacks. They publish frequent catalogs and generate customized lists for mail-order sales. They also attend several mystery conventions each year, displaying books for sale to convention attendees. A convention schedule can be found on their site.
Hard Shell Word Factory
Here you can buy electronic books. Follow the links at the bottom of their home page for information on how to order and read the books available at this site.
Internet Book Shop
A catalogue of over 834,000 books published in the UK, an e-mail service, and publisher's and author's resources.
Music Books Plus
Music Books Plus is a mail-order service for music related books.
"Our flagship store, the largest book store in the United States, occupies a full city block of retail space (43,000 astonishing, treasure-filled, square feet!) and stocks over a million used, new and antiquarian books in over 4,000 separate sections.
That's not all: the seven-store Powell's family includes stores specializing in travel books, technical and computer books, children's books, cookbooks and gardening books. All these books are now available at a single virtual location: Powell's Books on the Internet!"
The Well Bookshop
An Australian independent bookseller, which specializes in Australian titles, travel, well-being and more. Active Channel for IE users, book club recommendations, competitions, best seller lists, awards and more!
Wit's End Book Store and Tea Shop
Where you will find a most delightful collection of books and teas. Each book is an employee's personal choice. Tea selection includes black, flavored, oolong, green, speciality and herbal teas. Events include music concerts, readings and lectures.
Additional Book Stores
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