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Buying second-hand books online

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I just ordered some used books from Abe's books as they have a vast network and shipping to Germany (from the States and elsewhere) seems easy and no too expensive. Where do you find and order your used books online?

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Check out Amazon too - for most titles they also have a list of second-hand offers from booksellers (on the German site it's under Alle Angebote). Compare prices - you can get some very good deals. If you're very patient and have a lot of time on your hands, Ebay of course. Or head for the new English used bookshop(there should be a link here to the TT post but am too lazy/Friday-lethargic to look for it) round Max-Weber-Platz.

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If you are in the U.S. I recommend Powells books in Portland Oregon. If your in Oregon you have to go there. It has been named best independent book store in the nation several times. It is my dream job. Four levels of books that can take days to shop through. I miss this store. Well they sell and buy online so here you go.

http://www.powells.com/

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More options...

 

http://www.usedbooksearch.co.uk/cgi/search.cgi

 

Bookfinder

http://www.bookfinder.com/german/

 

SFB - Suche Finde Bücher

Select Used Books Only / German

 

Antiquarische Bücher

http://www.antbo.de/

 

Bücheretage, Antiquariat

http://www.tomfolio.com/shop/Buecheretage/default.asp

 

Zentrales Verzeichnis Antiquarischer Bücher (ZVAB)

http://www.buecher.ch/

 

BOL Germany

http://www.bol.de

 

Buecher.de

http://www.buecher.de/

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this might not exactly fit in as it's not about buying (or selling)...

 

if you want to swap books online (for free), this is where you should go:

 

www.bookswapper.de

 

recently launched non-profit bookswapping site!

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I have some used german books that have helped me in different language schools.

I am selling each of the following for 10 euros each (in very good condition, usually cost arond 15 euros)

 

  • Berliner Platz A2 (Langenscheidt) Teil 1
  • Schritte 5 (Hueber) Niveau B1/1
  • Schritte 6 (Hueber) Niveau B1/2

 

 

If you are interested send me an email to : marti_bs@hotmail.com

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That bookswapper site looks great. Do you get rated on there for your service? i.e. If I am traveling for 3 or 4 wks. and someone orders a book from me...

 

Thanks!

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Things have changed in the last twelve years. Little Free Libraries, book exchanges, have sprung up all over Germany, like mushrooms in the Fall. Lots of free books, and many I should never have found otherwise.

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