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Friday, June 27, 2008

Rare Books or Not

The landscape of hard-to-find books has changed a lot since the Internet came along. Some titles remain rare or expensive, but in effect nothing is hard to find. The networks of used book stores such as Abebooks.com can turn up almost anything. And a surprising number of older, out of copyright titles can be found and printed off the Web (though printing on 8.5x11 paper and then trying to get the printouts bound does not turn out beautiful books, but it's the content that counts.)

A few examples:

If you know of other important texts the library should have, please let us know, and we will work on getting hold of them one way or another.

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