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Old 03-22-2012, 03:15 PM
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Is there any place good nonlinear to find hunting, shooting, or gunsmithing books. I go to amazon and gunshow books but is there any where else I should look.
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:22 PM
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Have you checked out the NRA publications?
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:24 PM
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Powells.com when you find a book let them know by e-mail or by phone and they will gather the books and call you to discuss them. I got a call from a lady one night and we began to discuss skinning and butchering deer. I got my wife on the other line and we had a good conversation.

Go to the Advanced Book Exchange aka ABE. Search for books and when you find a vendor also search their web site through ABE.

If you have a want list let Ken Callahan know at [email protected]

Also try Taylor’s in Detroit.

Black and White Books in Reno has a few and it is worth trying their web site
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:12 PM
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Old 03-24-2012, 04:56 AM
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I like Edward R. Hamilton books. A few years ago he had a bunch of Wolfe publishing books at giveaway prices. I spent the price of a new rifle on books in a very short time.
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Old 03-24-2012, 05:18 AM
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I'm a book nut. Civil war, firearms and early 1900 technology. I've found the Library book Sales to be a fantastic place to find good books at fantasticly low prices. I've purchased many first editions for under $2. PO Ackley's books, Dry Fly code, Hatchers notebook, Advanced Gunsmithing, and many Herters reloading manuals to name a few.
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:18 AM
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Powells.com when you find a book let them know by e-mail or by phone and they will gather the books and call you to discuss them. I got a call from a lady one night and we began to discuss skinning and butchering deer. I got my wife on the other line and we had a good conversation.

Go to the Advanced Book Exchange aka ABE. Search for books and when you find a vendor also search their web site through ABE.

If you have a want list let Ken Callahan know at [email protected]

Also try Taylor’s in Detroit.

Black and White Books in Reno has a few and it is worth trying their web site
Don't know where you are at but if you are near Portland, OR go to Powell's. Was billed as the world's largest bookstore--it is! Hint: grab a map as you enter, you will need it! Four or five stories, floor to ceiling, used and new.

Afterwards, walk 2 blocks west and eat at Jake's Crawfish for (literally) some of the best seafood in the world. Bill McCormick of McCormick and Scmitt's trained there and now owns it. New menu each day, depending on what looks good in the catch. They even printed a special menu for our anniversary!
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:52 PM
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Ebay is very time consuming and kind of hit and miss but you can pick up some nice books there if you look often enough.
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:23 AM
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Alibris.com

The search is hard to get right but once you figure it out, it works well. I have added a bunch of books that way. Original editions of Phil Sharpe's books, autographed copies of books, Keith's original books etc. Many old reloading manuals also.
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:35 PM
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I have an extensive collection. I bought most of it at local book barns, antique stores and second hand book stores. I generally pay $5 to $15 for excellent condition hard covers and most of them are worth quite a bit more though I don't collect for that reason.

I have about thirty hard covers from various eras on flushing dog training, wild pheasant hunting, grouse hunting and woodcock hunting. I have duck hunting books, home gun smithing books, books on particular shotguns/rifles like LC Smith and Winchester, books on the history of the development of guns/rifles over the years. Lots of hunting story books like Green Hills of Africa, Hunter and others about trophy buck hunting, elk hunting etc...

I collect by Author as well including Lee Wolf, Teddy Roosevelt, Hemingway, Zane Gray, Fred Bear and so forth. I have a significant and diverse library of hunting and fishing books collected over a period of about thirty years as I stumbled across them and I've read bout 2/3rds of the collection at least once. Many are reference manuals that I return to frequently.

When I look at the library and figure $10 per book there's an awful lot of money invested in the collection but it was painless to accumulate since I did it a few books at a time over a long period of time. Good luck starting your library. It's great fun especially this time of year when you can read a favorite by a crackling fire.
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:35 PM
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[QUOTE=greg vs;614201]Don't know where you are at but if you are near Portland, OR go to Powell's. Was billed as the world's largest bookstore--it is! Hint: grab a map as you enter, you will need it! Four or five stories, floor to ceiling, used and new.QUOTE]

I’ll bet that was a good Anniversary!

I forgot to mention Powell’s web site. Find the books you like. Powell’s will pull them and call you, discuss the books with you and if you are under no obligation to purchase.
As noted Powell’s has several specialty book stores in the area and the books may be gathered to ship together.

We once were discussing books and the lady from Powell’s mentioned deer season. We talked for nearly an hour on field dressing deer and exchanged recipes.
You will find Powell’s popular with all book lovers.
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:15 AM
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When I look at the library and figure $10 per book there's an awful lot of money invested in the collection but it was painless to accumulate since I did it a few books at a time over a long period of time. Good luck starting your library. It's great fun especially this time of year when you can read a favorite by a crackling fire.
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There are a few large websites which sell on commission (and with their own imposed code of performance) for small booksellers. Amazon is one which holds stock of its own as well - and you can bet that anyone they help to compete with themselves, found by the same search engine and carrying out transactions with the Amazon name on them, is unlikely to fall below standard. Other sites are ABE, Biblio , Tomfolio, etc.

The best of all though, I think, is BookFinder.com: Search for New & Used Books, Textbooks, Out-of-Print and Rare Books . It is a consolidation which presents the wares of all of the above, and a lot of smaller bookstores, including Powells. Amazon at least seem to show some very cheap books only on their own site, and this may be true for others, but most of their stock is there.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:31 AM
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AbeBooks Official Site - New & Used Books, Textbooks, & Rare Books works pretty well, too.
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:23 PM
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I like Barns and Nobel, I bought The Handloaders Guide to Cartridge Conversions there, and also With the Old Breed by Eugene Sledge. There is a Barns and Nobel in Beaumont Texas that has a Starbucks Reading Room. To Me thats Paradise.
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:44 PM
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Scribd.com has a fair quantity of older books, and there are plenty of other books there that you didn't know you needed.

If you wish to download much, you will need to upload as well, thus you will find much that is not useful to you.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:46 AM
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Alibris.com has worked for me.
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:17 PM
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Library is good!!
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Old 07-13-2013, 11:47 AM
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Library

I agree, the public library is a good source of info.
But, I like to have the book in hand indefinently for further reference.
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:18 AM
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Shakari Connection | African Hunting Information has great lists which hooks up to abe books, a really good site for what flicks my switch.
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Old 08-30-2014, 05:59 PM
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FCL 50-volume set, where to purchase used

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I saw this on Ebay and can't find it anywhere else.

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Seller says will accept $1500. Any advices?
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