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Christopher C
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Gradings need tweaking

Is it time the gradings were made to match reality? 'Brand New' speaks for itself, 'Good' should stand for a brand new book read once by a careful reader who treated the bok with respect, 'Fair' should be for books with missing dust jackets, stains, foxing, rips and tears, scribbles, folded corers and ... More

ftr
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This seller is temporarily unavailable at Alibris UK

Hi, I bought a statistics book at Irish Books one and a half months ago, on 9th August. It was lost, preferred to reorder to being paid back, and then : complete communications nirvana from Irish & from Alibris. Alibris writes: "We come back to you in 48 hrs" on 9th and on 19th September, And ... More

hilary
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The dead lake, by Hamid ismailov

I am an avid reader of a Peirene Press and have copies of all the books issued. I was surprised to see that The Dead Lake seems to be commanding far higher prices than any other book in the series (and is sold out at the publishers). It's a relatively recent book. Why is the interest so high for this ... More

Thomas L
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What a disgrace

Alibris are amongst the most incompetent, unreliable useless wankers I've ever had to deal with and I hope that posting this truthful message will encourage them to close my account. Fuck off Alibris.

Laura B
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Dog story - Jr high

Looking for a book I read in Jr High from the school library - I think the dog's name was King, but I could be wrong. His owner or his best friend may have been Lamar (?) or something like that. Boy growing up, faithful companion... boy went away to war and dog waited until he returned before passing ... More

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Last: on 17 August 2017
LizD
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Charlie and his two nieces take the grand tour of Europe, probably published before 1940.

I'm trying to find the title and author of a book I remember reading as a child. It was told from the perspective of the teenage girls as they traveled with their uncle. I believe they were American travelers. I remember he wanted to save money as they entered France. I don't remember any other ... More

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Last: on 17 August 2017
Lester  M
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Looking for a book

Trying to find a book about a reporter that lived with the Monks. Setting was around 1920's. Can't remember the title or author. Book is about 5X7, burgandy in color and about 1/2" or so thick. Some of the happenings were, they were on a cold mountain side and the monks made a circle and warmed ... More

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Last: on 17 August 2017
Deborah
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two teen boys lost in wilderness build cabin

A modern day story (1960s or so) of two boys, one white, one Alaskan or Canadian Native American get lost in the wilderness for the winter...must build cabin, make skin bag to hold water. On the cover they are in a canoe in rapids.

Deborah
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Cat that only a boy can hear talk Young adult

One line is the cat says he does not like the the name amy : "amy spelled backward is yam.

bennymutt
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Books selling price

Books I listed are being sold at a higher price than I put on listing