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Buying a book
In this page is explained the purchase options
of a book. If you only want to get more information,
without buying it, you should go
A book is a container of information. When you
buy a book you are not only buying the information, but also the
Price depends on many factors:
KNACK: To know if two books are exactly the same
(same contents, language, binding, publisher, year, etc) you
can compare the ISBN (International Standard Book Number). The
ISBN is a 13 or 10-digit number that uniquely identifies one
book or edition of a title from one specific publisher and is
unique internationally to that edition.
- Issue or edition. Some can be
identical in contents, only diferring on the publisher or binding. Many differ
only in the
preface and minor mistakes put right. Others can
be enlarged with new chapters.
- Language. You can have the same contents translated in
- Binding. Hardcover is always more expensive than soft
- Second-hand. This is the only way to get great books
that are not published any more. Usually, second-hand books are
used books, but they can also be unused and be in perfect
conditions. Most people do not collect books. They buy a book,
read it and then sell it, directly or through a second-hand book
store. Ex-library books are a similar case but they always have
some marks and writing in the first or latter pages.
- Condition. Used books can be like new and be much
cheaper. Nevertheless, they can also be more expensive, if they
are rare or collectible items.
- Location. Usually the books are cheaper in the country
where they have been published.
- Offers. To reduce their stocks, many bookstores sell
new books at attractive prices.
- Currency. when you pay in a foreign currency you incur
- Shipping cost. This is, probably, the extra cost that
increases more the total price of your book.
You can buy the books:
- As an exception, directly from us.
- In any of the Amazon warehouses or
- In any of the marketplaces that Amazon has organised.
We link all the books in our listings to Amazon
which has demonstrated to be the
most reliable and customer-oriented on-line
Obviously, you can try to find the book in any other bookstore or
library. And also directly from the publisher, but all these
options will probably be more expensive and
Where to buy
||Directly from us
||As a general rule, we do not
sell books. But for different reasons we have one
or two spare copies of some titles that we offer at
discounted prices, as second hand books in order to
eliminate duplications in our own library. Most of them are brand new, unused and in
very good conditions. Some have very small faults. These temporary exceptions
can be ordered clicking on the button 'On
||We link the books in our listings to Amazon, in our opinion, the biggest and safest on-line bookstore
Amazon has several warehouses over the world: USA,
UK, Germany, France, Spain,
Japan, Canada, China... To all
purposes, they act as if they are independent bookstores,
except in the fact that you only need to create an account
once in any one among them.
Your account will be valid in all the
warehouses, which makes the buying process
much safer and simpler.
The book of your interest can be available in some
warehouses, sometimes with a significant difference
in price. For the same book, we link together several
so you can instantly compare availability and prices
(thought this fact delays the downloading of our pages).
You can order from the Amazon location most convenient
for you. Take into account that shipping
costs depend on the origin and destination.
Prices can be listed in different currencies. You can use
the currency exchange rates
published by www.xe.com.
Don't forget considering the
delivery time and the local taxes (usually
|Either from the
warehouses or from the Amazon marketplace, firstly you need adding the books to the shopping cart,
and then, check-out giving the shipping and payment details.
If you desire buying only a part of the books but
maintain the rest for future reference, move these last to
the "buy later" list. When you execute the checking-out
you only buy the books in the cart at that moment.
If you don't like
keeping the references, you can
delete them manually or they will be erased automatically
after 90 days.
about the cookies?
When you visit the Amazon website your browser receives
and sends small amounts of data about your previously
visited books. Those data are the cookies.
do not attempt against your privacy. Although Amazon may
use your Amazon cookies to determine whether you are a
recognized Amazon visitor and to offer personalized
content (such as product recommendations) and special
offers, they do not keep or attempt to construct a record
of the websites you visit.
Does Amazon share with third parties any information
collected about you?
No. No personal information about
customers who view, click, or purchase is shared with
If something fails, please check that your browser is
accepting the cookies that Amazon sends to your computer.
There is one local marketplace associated to each Amazon
While Amazon warehouses only sell new books,
the marketplaces are
virtual markets where other bookstores offer the
same books, new or used, with the
same guarantee and payment
methods of Amazon. Prices are different.
To go to the marketplace of one country directly
from our listings and see the alive offers for a book at that
moment, click on the corresponding link "best price",
"mejor precio", "meilleur prix"
or "bester preis". From the Amazon websites,
you can also go to the corresponding
on the [options to buy] or [used & new]
links in the book's page.
Please, notice that not all the bookstores in the
marketplace send books abroad.
Shipping costs for the books sold
from the warehouse or from the marketplace
are not necessarily the same.