Bookstores, Journals and Other Book Info

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  • The world’s largest source of out-of-print books!

Academic Press Journals

  • Search for all number of academic journals, from Economics, to Mathematics, to Science & Psychology.


  • Book search and price comparison. A great service to bargain-shop for books.


  • Books You Thought You’d Never Find. Used, Rare, and Out-of-Print Books. This is an especially good site to find old mystery books.'s Biggest Selection

  • This is it – the huge corporate behemoth that most people go to for books. Check out their book rating to see how popular certain titles are. It’s a good indicator of what’s hot.


  • Read entire e-texts from classic works of literature.


  • With Blurb, you’ll find all the tools you need to make your own photo book, whether you’re making a personalized wedding album, cookbook, baby book, travel photo book, or fundraising book. Count on bookstore-quality printing and binding, and a range of choices from Hardcover photobooks to Softcover paperbacks in an array of trim sizes.

BMD Books First Editions

  • Discover the value in collecting first edition books. Modern 1st Editions and Collectible books, often in slipcases or with artwork not to be found in most editions.

Book Cover Archive

  • Scanned covers of thousands of book covers for those who appreciate graphic design and the history of books.


  • Discover the value in collecting first edition books. Modern 1st Editions and Collectible books, often in slipcases or with artwork not to be found in most editions.


  • Bookfinder is the biggest and best search engine for used books. It aggregates the inventories of well over 70,000 booksellers.

  • You’ve watched them on C-SPAN, now find out more. Get transcripts or check out the archives for what you missed.

Fascimile Dust Jackets

  • This site sells facsimiles of rare dust jackets for your book collection. 75% or more of a book’s value can be tied up in the condition of a dust jacket. While these copies will not restore the collector’s value if you’ve lost a jacket, they look great.

Garden District Book Shop

  • This is the STARVING WRITER’S favorite New Orleans bookstore. They carry a large collection of regional titles – new and used; design, art and gardening books; fiction and non-fiction; children’s; and signed first editions and limited editions by many regionally and nationally acclaimed authors.

  • This is my personal favorite to search for scholarly writing on literary or other topics in the humanities.


  • McFarland publishes about 350 new titles each year for a worldwide market; many of them have received awards as outstanding reference or academic titles. McFarland is recognized for its serious works in a variety of fields, especially film.

Northwestern University Press

  • Prestigious authors first published by Northwestern University Press have been the recipients of numerous prizes, including the Nobel Prize for Literature and the National Book Award. From its inception Northwestern University Press has striven to be at the forefront in publishing not only scholarly works in different disciplines, but also quality works of fiction, nonfiction, and literary criticism.

Old Pueblo Books

  • Signed 1st Edition Hardcover Mysteries. The site also has a monthly column on collecting.

Open Library

  • One web page for every book ever published.

Powell's Books

  • The Washington Post called Powell’s “perhaps the best bookstore in the world.” I kinda agree. This is one of the best perks of my living in Oregon. Powell’s has multiple locations, but the main one (Powell’s City of Books) occupies an entire city block. The City stocks more than a million new and used books. Nine color coded rooms house over 3,500 different sections, offering something for every interest, including an incredible selection of out-of-print and hard-to-find titles.

Project Gutenberg

  • Read entire e-texts from classic works of literature.

Strand Bookstore

  • This is the STARVING WRITER’S favorite New York Bookstore. They feature the largest rare books collection in New York City, containing first and signed editions of many modern books, a large assortment of hard-to-find art and photography books, and collectibles in every field.

The Book Designer

  • The personal site of Joel Friedlander, a book designer.

The Illiad Bookshop

  • The is the STARVING WRITER’S favorite used bookstore within driving distance of Los Angeles. It’s also one of the largest. They specialize in Literature and the Arts. They also offer new-book ordering, out-of-print searches, and shipping via USPS.

The Vintage Library Bookstore

  • A specialty, online bookstore featuring the fantastic worlds of Pulp Fiction, Old Time Radio and Cliffhanger Serials. Over a thousand different, brand new books, magazines, fanzines, audio cds and dvds for you to choose from. Also carry a limited selection of used and rare books, original pulp fiction magazines and other collectors items. Online since May 10, 1997.


  • Long before TV, when movies were silent and radio was rarely heard, the pulp magazines burst onto the scene. The cheaply produced magazines offered an eager populace adventures far beyond their everyday lives. Collected on these virtual pages of ThePulp.Net are articles and information about the pulps and scores of links to sites with even more details.

U.S. Government Printing Office

  • This is a great place to do research. Want to read about the economic report of the President or find obscure government reports? Check back frequently, though, because some agencies have only small printings, and if you don’t grab it, you may not have a chance.

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