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Usually when searching for a used book, I will also visit auction sites, but I find that the really good titles are less expensive from a used bookseller. For children's books, by the way, or for used texts, Wisconsin boasts a fine site, The customer service is terrific as is the selection of used Caldecott, Newbery and other titles. Three more sites deserve visits by writers and readers. is billed as the "information sweet-spot of the best book-related resources on the World Wide Web." Nearly "everything book" can be found here and the links from the site include many of the web pages mentioned above. offers a good deal more than snippets of new books. The site contains a 40-bookstore price comparison (DealPilot) and a weekly newsletter.

Finally, keeps track of every coupon or deal for dozens of major websites, the major booksellers included. Don't spend a dime without it.

Buying books online is fast, safe and easy.  A little detective work paid off handsomely for me today. It will for you, too.

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