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Books on vacation - how to procure in Dordogne?

Books on vacation - how to procure in Dordogne?

May 25th, 2007, 01:07 PM
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May 25th, 2007, 01:47 PM
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I still have 2 of the mysteries I bought in Germany this summer, both in German. Each was approximately $10.50 in American money--7.90 euros for one and 7.95 euros for the other. In the States similar books would cost under $8.00 each--and I would have access to numerous used book stores, which would keep average costs down to $3.00 to $4.00 per book.

I read about 3 books a week for the 6 weeks I was in Germany. Prior to arriving in Germany,I had already finished the books I had stuffed into my suitcase, so I was dead in the water as far as cheap reads. My guess is that I paid almost $200 for books this summer in Europe.

I had found only one used bookstore on that trip--in Budapest--but those books were already finished before Germany, too.
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May 25th, 2007, 02:45 PM
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I have "Next Time Round in the Dordogne" It's a travel book, and it has about a dozen itineraries for places in the Dordogne that first-timers seldom find (except first timers who seek help on Fodor's travel forums).

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Jun 4th, 2007, 03:46 AM
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Thanks Stu. I had ordered it from Amazon.com - should turn up any day now. I ordered it on the strength of having enjoyed "Next Time Round in Provence" (same author) which I picked up for next to nothing in a secondhand book sale a few years back.
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Jun 4th, 2007, 05:09 AM
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I saw some English books in the bookstore in Cenac as well.
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Jun 8th, 2007, 12:17 AM
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Amazon just emailed to tell me that they cannot find any copies of Ian Norrie's "Next Time Round in the Dordogne". Tried googling, no-one in the world seems to have it. Might try the Dordogne itseld for a secondhand copy when I'm there.
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Jun 9th, 2007, 03:32 AM
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DLT -- I know you're in the Dordogne now, but don't know if you have access to the internet. Thought you should know that the friendly English-run laundry on the main street of Cénac has a huge collection of English-language books on a sharing shelf. Nigel will probably be glad to just give you your choice of them. He usually has even more in the back, boxes and boxes that people have donated to his shelves. Usually he says to just take them and not bother to bring them back at all as he has a surfeit. But be sure to have him do some laundry for you while you're there!
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Jun 9th, 2007, 05:24 AM
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La Tour - Good call on Nigel at the Laundromat! What a wonderful service he offers. We enjoyed talking to him and his daughter.
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