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Forum topic by Raymond posted 03-17-2011 06:37 PM 1496 views 1 time favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-17-2011 06:37 PM

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If a book is out of print and not available. Is is ok to download a PDF version from someone on the internent. What are you thoughts on this.

-- Ray

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#1 posted 03-17-2011 06:42 PM

Out of print is not the same as out of copyright.

-- Bob Lang,

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#2 posted 03-17-2011 06:50 PM

Out-of-Print titles are widely available, often at very reasonable prices (some ‘Collectibles’ are not reasonably priced, in my opinion).
Try, as well as this website, AddAll Used and Out of Print Books:


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#3 posted 03-17-2011 07:24 PM

That’s a great link, Barbs, thanks.

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#4 posted 03-17-2011 07:38 PM

Legal out-of-copyright reprinted books on woodworking are available. The good suppliers freshen up the text and illustrations without modifying the contents.

Lee Valley has some that are reasonably priced.

The Toolemera Press is a great source. Their books are also available through Popular Woodworking and Amazon.

-- 温故知新

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#5 posted 03-17-2011 07:57 PM

Try for out of print books at very reasonable prices.

-- wood crafting & classes

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#6 posted 03-17-2011 08:00 PM

Thanks I will look into them. From doing a quick search, just about any book is available as a PDF from various file sharing sites. Rapid Share, Filestube and the like. I don’t want a PDF I want a book I can hold in my hand and take the bathroom and read. Kinda hard to sit on the throne and read a PDF. Thanks again for the links I will be checking them out.

-- Ray

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