Does my book actually exist?

Man, you messed me up.
I just looked that up. Not only can you find it, but it appears there are about 1900 of them listing in various places online, although due to redundant listing the available online quantity may be closer to 800.

At this point I’d kill to know what Eve wants, though, just out of abject curiousity.

Are you sure it wasn’t the same black cat?

Have you tried the Strand?

With 18 miles of books, how can you go wrong? In case you don’t know, it’s on Broadway and I think 12th. Just south of Union Square.

Constantly. It’s only three subway stops from my office.

I’m looking for Variety Obituaries, vol, II, 1929-1938. I already have vol. I (1905-1928), and it’s my favorite bedside reading. Now I can’t wait to find out what happens in vol. II!

<Jealous enough to go Mad> :mad: :mad: :mad:

Everybody dies.Knowing you, you probably want a copy of your own for convenient reference. But if you just want to read it, you should be able to get a copy through inter-library loan. Several New York area libraries have the complete 15-volume set, but in some, they’re for reference only. Do a Google search for ** “find in a library” “variety obituaries” **

Then enter your zip code in the location field.

If you have $2000 you can get all 12 volumes from

These guys claim to have it in shock*.

*typo reflects the price

I just e’d them: is even more expensive, and also has the dreaded “4-6 weeks”.

And yes, I have had a similar thing happen, when ordering directly from, not from a Marketplace seller. I wanted to buy a Field Mice album and stupidly didn’t order when it was in stock, and by the time I got around to it it was “usually dispatched within 4-6 weeks”. They cancelled the order in the end. Now it’s only available from Marketplace sellers, and I don’t want it enough to pay £45 for it…

They also have the other volumes in their catalogue (just serch for variety)

Good luck :slight_smile:

My suggestion:

Go to
Enter your book’s ISBN in the search field, which will be:

On the right side of the next screen, you’ll see a box entitled “More Buying Choices”.
Inside of this box, click on the button “Order It Used”.
You can place a pre-order, which means that you’ll be first in line when one of Amazon’s marketplace vendors lists his.

Offering help that’ll probably be useless, I found something on, which offers a number of sources, although I don’t know if they’re just middlemen between the customer and the same copy you can’t get on Amazon.

Regardless, BiggerBooks has an actual phone number, but they close at 5:00 est, so I couldn’t ask if it was really in stock. hehe.

If it’s any consolation, the Oliver Byrne edition of Euclid’s Elements that I want costs a mere $10,750. I don’t think I’ll be getting it soon.

I got a really nice, thoughtful computerized form letter from Amazon!

Thank you, nonexistent computerized customer service person!

Hope I hear back from ecampus . . .

An indication that something has been changed in the Matrix code?

Well, if the window behind my computer monitor acquires a brick and mortar presence in the next minute then we’ll know.

. o O (Fresh out of violin cases…)

Well my DVD did arrive today, only 7 weeks after I ordered it. I hope you have the same good luck, Eve.

Wow, I’m surprised you had trouble finding that one. I have a copy in the living room that I picked up in an indie book store during an after-Christmas sale; there seemed to be an excess of them at one point, anyway. Since I read it as an adult and found it entertaining, I’m pretty sure your godson won’t have outgrown it yet :slight_smile:

If you’re still interested, people have it and the sequel for sale at Half.