October 23, 2001
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New Releases: Death in Venice. Mark Twain. Tattoos. Holograms. And Whitney the TV Star Paper Doll. Best. Book Publisher. Ever.
posted by gwint (10 comments total)
swear i've seen this s(h)ite somewhere else under a different name. Shame they aren't selling books under the category 'original web page design'
posted by monkeyJuice at 7:56 AM on October 23, 2001

I love Dover. Where else can you get Egyptian Hieroglyphics, Anarchism, Insane Prophetic Poetry, and Physics Papers, all in one convenient place, and at reasonable prices too?
posted by moss at 8:48 AM on October 23, 2001

mmm, monkeyjuice, did you notice that dover is a =publisher=, not just a bookstore? Yeah, they rip off amazon web design, but what they're =really= about is cheap paperback versions of classic literature and useful nonfiction books.

Dover is especially well-known to grad students who find their math texts, at about $10/book, beat any of the yellow books (Springer-Verlag) $40-$80/book. I must own at least 10 Dover math books.
posted by meep at 9:08 AM on October 23, 2001

Wow, this is really nice. Thanx.
posted by sonofsamiam at 9:18 AM on October 23, 2001

actually, if you try to buy something from doverpublications.com, notice where you end up: Yahoo's store. my guess is that Dover made the wise choice of letting someone else deal with the e-commerce side of things.
posted by gwint at 9:20 AM on October 23, 2001

ahh - oh yeah, never judge a website by its cover!
on closer examination its a nice site -
posted by monkeyJuice at 9:35 AM on October 23, 2001

Partial to these guys.
posted by Kafkaesque at 9:46 AM on October 23, 2001

Dover is scrumptious. They have two (physical) bookstores, one just north of Canal Street on Varick, and another in Long Island where their warehouse is. They're both very basic (like their books, although the paper and bindings are very good, guess they can do that if they're not paying royalties to authors!). The one on Varick has way basic steel shelves and is stuck in an office building, definitely not something you would discover unless you were looking for it or out of sheer luck. The LI one is cool since they have the warehouse right there: they can pull out any book from their catalog. The catalog, man, that's a great browse because they have books on so many different topics and some plain wacky ones too. I wish them a long and healthy commercial life.
posted by mmarcos at 12:15 PM on October 23, 2001

Please. Stop. With the. Periods. Thanks.
posted by jjg at 12:34 PM on October 23, 2001

I have Heart of Darkness, Self-Reliance and Other Essays (Emerson) (a buck each!) and The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce. All timeless and cheap. Also Winsor McKay. Dover rocks.
posted by aflakete at 10:21 PM on October 23, 2001

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