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Dec 8, 2009 04:01 PM

Discounted cookbooks- where do you buy or order online?

My husband wanted 2 Marcella Hazan books so I ordered from Jessica's Biscuits. I was wondering if there are any competitors that might even be cheaper. We are addicted to cookbooks so any suggestions would be appreciated.

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  1. Check out Amazon.com. They have book sellers that sell books in new to used condition for various prices, but deeply discounted. I've ordered "slightly used" books and they look brand new. I think what happens is some of these sellers are brokers and get samples they want to sell. Again this isn't Amazon selling the books but outside sellers. The shipping is $2.99 no matter who sells it.

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    1. re: monku

      You didn't say what you paid, but check out this listing of new and used Marcella Hazan books on Amazon.com

      1. re: monku

        i bought my marcella hazan books on half.com for an embarrassingly low $3 + shipping. LOVE them!!!

      1. re: Monch

        I second alibris, lots of choices, and very easy to use.

        Janet Jarvis used cookbook are great, but the site is a bit frustrating, and her prices are moderate. Calling her might be best.


        1. re: Monch

          Alibris sellers sell on Amazon.com too.

        2. I wish you could go through the ones I have.I would like to downsize my 200+ books.i have gotten alot of cheap ones from estate sales.Sometimes Goodwill has a bunch too.

            1. re: Gio

              abebooks.com was acquired by Amazon Aug 1, 2008.

            2. If the book is not deemed out of print, vintage or collectible the cheapest inventory of new cookbooks remains Half.com. However, if the cookbook falls in any special category of appreciation ie. no longer published, vintage, collectible or signed by the author the ebay.com is amazingly suited for finding these gems.