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1sambadoll
Ago 6, 2015, 11:01 am

Does anyone know of a US store than retails for Persephone? $23 for a paperback is getting painful. and I'm spoiled, as I'm skeptical that secondhand books will come with the bookmark.

2lilithcat
Ago 6, 2015, 12:04 pm

I checked a couple of likely stores, and found that it pretty much depends on the title. Both Women & Children First and Seminary Co-op have some titles. But since these stores are not near you, it might not be much of a savings when you consider shipping costs.

Your best bet may actually be, not a US store, but Book Depository in the UK. While most are in the area of $23, they do have some for less, and they ship free to the US.

And check Indiebound (though, sadly, you cannot search by publisher).

3sambadoll
Editado: Ago 6, 2015, 5:43 pm

Thanks for the heads up! Great start!

EDIT: Book Depository is quite the find! THANK YOU!

4romain
Ago 6, 2015, 5:46 pm

I have bought from a number of sources - including Book Depository and Amazon Market Place. Many second hand ones do not come with book marks and I have had to buy them separately from Persephone itself. When buying second hand I always check that 'Like New' means like new and about 25% of the time the seller cancels the order because the book is not as described. A few years ago a gently read Persephone sold for as little as $2.50 on Amazon but, alas, no longer.

As anyone who is also on the LT Virago group knows I have had horrible luck with Book Depository since they opened their American branch. When the books came from the UK they were great but 4 of the ones from their NY state warehouse have arrived in horrible condition and were only replaced after a lot of fuss. The last one I got looked as if someone had dropped an anvil on it. Plus new Persephones from BD do not come with book marks.

5bleuroses
Editado: Ago 6, 2015, 6:23 pm

Here's a nice article (though horrid headline!) about Persephone with a little about their 'stateside' venture.

http://www.vogue.com/13282741/persephone-books-london-war-notes/?mbid=social_ons...

6sambadoll
Ago 10, 2015, 3:23 pm

I wonder if there is a way for us to get bulk deal and distribute once in the US. Sort of like a book club.