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Old 07-02-2013, 09:38 PM   #1
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UK Waterstones inventory Question

There's a book from a U.S. academic press which is out-of-print and unavailable here, but listed as available in 2--3 weeks time on Waterstone's site in the UK --- do they have some source in the UK which might stock the book? Or would they just try to order it from the other side of the Atlantic?
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It may be available through one of the "print-on-demand" services - I've bought books on that basis from both Waterstones and Amazon I think. I'm just looking at a book by Wolgand Iser published in paperback in the US, but it says at the bottom of the back page that it was actually printed in Milton Keynes on 4 March 2010 - in response to my order for it. Because of the cover prices of academic books it makes it worthwhile to do it. I think one of the Blackwell stores in London has a walk-in service for print-on-demand.

Of course, there might be a completely different explanation in your case
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I suspect that up-dating out-of-print status is a very low priority, and that if I tried to order it from Waterstones, they'd turn around and try to order it from the U.S., and only then would they realise it was out-of-print.

I'll just wait for it to show up on abebooks....
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