A Used Book, a Lost Era

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Dave Cutler for The Chronicle Review

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Dave Cutler for The Chronicle Review

It can be a small world, this niche buying of used scholarly books on Amazon. It can also be a sobering one.

I am on the lookout for both rare books in my field and copies of my own publications that are being sold way below list price. The former helps me remain current in my specialty; the latter allows me to rescue cheap castoffs, amass a gift pile of author's copies, and give my publisher a fighting chance to sell our product. But I didn't expect that