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message 1: by Stef (new)

Stef Markova Hey guys!
So, here's the thing: I live in a country where I cannot find the House of Leaves book because it's neither been translated nor it's being imported. However, a friend of mine is going to the USA soon and offered to get the book for me from there. The problem is that she will be there for a little over a day and will only have access to bookstores to buy it, as opposed to ordering it online. I looked the book up on Amazon and it was around $32 (for the fancy-schmancy hardcover edition). Still, I'm kinda wondering (no laughing please, it's almost midnight here and I am currently not in my best state of consciousness) whether the price on the Amazon/Barnes&Nobles websites match the price of the book in, say, a regular bookstore where you just go and get it yourself (not counting delivery costs)? After all, the book is a bit pricey and I don't want to burden my friend and make it any more hard for her.

Thanks in advance for all your help! :))

Mkfs The paperback edition is $21 from a standard, non-discounted book store where I live (NYC).

Amazon has $21 as the List Price. They sell it for less because they probably have a few boxes of it in their warehouse (or they have a special deal with the publisher).

I don't know any bookstore that carries the hardback.

message 3: by Stef (new)

Stef Markova Thank you so much for the quick reply!

I guess I'll have to settle for the paperback edition (although I am pretty sure there is not much difference between the two editions). HOWEVER I am so excited about the prospect of finally getting to read this book that I can barely contain my happiness and I have been grinning like an idiot for over a week now! :)))

Once again, thanks so so soooo much! :)

David C. I have the paperback edition. It's fine. Quite a bit larger than what you would generally think of as paperback, and it still retains the colored text &c.

It's essentially a hardback with a soft cover . . .

message 5: by Jaksen (last edited Apr 30, 2014 06:16PM) (new) - rated it 2 stars

Jaksen And I've seen the book in second-hand book stores for a few dollars. I could have picked it up at a library sale for two bucks, but I'd already bought it years ago when it first came out. Look around. Try (an affiliate of ebay). You might be able to find a good copy for a few dollars.

Just checked Lowest price is $7.20. But check now and then; you might find it lower. There are also other used book stores online.

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