How to Find That Book You've Spent Years Looking For

Between libraries, the web, and rare book stores, near-forgotten books are easier than ever to find.


| November-December 2003


Searching for a book you remember reading as a child, college student, or happy dropout, but haven't seen anywhere since? On the Web, there are now numerous ways to expand your hunt beyond Amazon. Abebooks is a consortium that connects you to thousands of used-book stores around the world. Another search site is the Berkeley-based Bookfinder.com. You can also search a growing number of individual stores online, including the Portland-based Powells and Bolerium Books in San Francisco, which specializes in rare books on labor issues and radical history.


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Meanwhile, your local library can be a great help, too, thanks to a practice called interlibrary loan. Libraries across the country will lend you books and other materials, creating a vast collection that's easy for you to access. Here's how: If you don't find what you're looking for in your library's catalog, ask a librarian to locate it elsewhere in the huge national loan network. Tell the pros as much about the book as you can. Title and author are most important, but publisher and publication date (or even a good guess at it) can be helpful too. They'll do the rest.

Sorrel
5/24/2018 8:33:38 AM

There's a book I read a while back about a girl who goes to a larping type game because her husband/boyfriend brought her. She gets perfect rolls when choosing her character stats and she becomes a powerful mage. After playing the game for a while, she is somehow transported to a different world where she is "the chosen one", and the Prince of the land is supposed to become her intended. The myth about it, or prophecy if you prefer, is the a man from another world would come and deliver the kingdom from whatever ailed it, bearing fire hair and magic. I remember that she asks the Prince how he was supposed to procreate with a "male" from another world according to the myth, and the Prince was at a loss for words. I hope that is enough to go off of.


Angelise126
5/24/2018 6:14:04 AM

I started to read this book back in college in 2011, and in the beginning of the book there is a young girl who is being forced to be raped by a father figure to protect her younger sister and while he's raping her the wife of the father walks in on both of them and instead of stopping them she joins in and starts raping the young girl with him. I really want to find out what happens in this book. I only got to chapter 2 since it belong to to a friend of mine who graduated. if anyone knows what I'm talking about or has any idea or ideas of what the author might be or title of the book please feel free to email me @ LeeAngelina.Torres@gmail.com


Angelise126
5/24/2018 6:13:43 AM

I started to read this book back in college in 2011, and in the beginning of the book there is a young girl who is being forced to be raped by a father figure to protect her younger sister and while he's raping her the wife of the father walks in on both of them and instead of stopping them she joins in and starts raping the young girl with him. I really want to find out what happens in this book. I only got to chapter 2 since it belong to to a friend of mine who graduated. if anyone knows what I'm talking about or has any idea or ideas of what the author might be or title of the book please feel free to email me @ LeeAngelina.Torres@gmail.com