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  • Sander S. PedersenSander S. Pedersen Posts: 12
    edited April 26
    I've read a few out-of-print books, including The Stroke and Counterpunch, at no personal cost, thanks to inter-library loans. I'm sure it's particular to different countries, library databases and university library policies which books are available, but maybe it's worth looking into, if this isn't too obvious to mention.
  • Lets just hope Amazon’s isn’t using algorithmic pricing on those books. 
    https://www.wired.com/2011/04/amazon-flies-24-million/
  • The ones I've been looking for were usually priced by individual market place sellers, so not Amazon itself. The Counterpunch offering (I also waited for in vain) seems to have been a result of miscommunication about replenishing supplies between publisher and Amazon, I believe.
  • Algorithmic pricing is a service available to all amazon sellers.
    Can't believe I passed up Counterpunch when I had the chance. I have the Stroke and it was well worth reading (obviously, I guess). Pairs really well with 'Lettering and Drawing: Contour and Silhouette' by Nicolete Gray.

    I picked up an extra copy of Tracy's 'Letters of Credit' in case I ran into someone looking for a copy.
  • I got the 2008/09 edition of Hochuli’s Detail in Typography as it was required reading as a student, and I see that used editions are still priced quite high (~$130), even though there are new reprints.
  • Luke FreemanLuke Freeman Posts: 47
    I got the 2008/09 edition of Hochuli’s Detail in Typography as it was required reading as a student, and I see that used editions are still priced quite high (~$130), even though there are new reprints.
    Hope you didn’t buy that more recently, as Detail in Typography has been reprinted under a different publisher for retail price http://editions-b42.com/books/detail-typography/

    Mainly Éditions-b42 have out of print books but in French such as:
    Counterpunch and While You're Reading.
  • Luke Freeman said:
    Hope you didn’t buy that more recently, as Detail in Typography has been reprinted under a different publisher for retail price
    I didn't, I bought it at retail some years ago.
  • Simon CozensSimon Cozens Posts: 194
    Does anyone have a source for "Dutch Type"? (Or copies they want rid of?)
  • James PuckettJames Puckett Posts: 1,399
    Does anyone have a source for "Dutch Type"? (Or copies they want rid of?)

    I found mine at Strand Books in Manhattan about five years ago. It was a brand new copy someone had just sold them. At that time there wasn’t a copy for sale anywhere online so I got it for $40. I know that isn’t helpful, but I just love to gloat. They also sold me a Photo-Lettering One Line Manual for $9.95 and a VGC catalogue for $15.
  • John HudsonJohn Hudson Posts: 1,091
    There are four copies of Dutch Type listed at abebooks.com but prices range between $425–$900
  • John HudsonJohn Hudson Posts: 1,091
    Oh, and there's a copy on eBay for AU $1,117.95  :/
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