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Other online law bookstore other than barrister books?

Other online law bookstore other than barrister books?
« on: July 05, 2006, 02:23:22 PM »
Is there another, better/cheaper online law bookstore other than Barrister books? Do most law students by their books from the law school bookstore or is there a better online resource?

Re: Other online law bookstore other than barrister books?
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2006, 07:52:04 AM »
*bump*  I want to know, too ;D

Re: Other online law bookstore other than barrister books?
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2006, 09:05:46 AM »
have you checked out half.com?  It's a used text book site.  I don't know what law books you're looking for, but I've always found what I'm looking for there.

Re: Other online law bookstore other than barrister books?
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2006, 01:18:04 PM »
I actually blogged about this:

http://calis_pre-law_blog.classcaster.org/blog/pre-law_discussions/2006/05/10/textbooks

Basically, I suggest buying used from Amazon or Half.com and then selling them back using either after the semester.

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Re: Other online law bookstore other than barrister books?
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2006, 10:57:52 PM »
I've found a lot of the books at abebooks.com. many good used bookstores sell through that site. very good prices.

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Re: Other online law bookstore other than barrister books?
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2006, 11:02:34 PM »
Amazon.com carries all the casebooks. Shipping is free and they are the cheapest in most cases

Re: Other online law bookstore other than barrister books?
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2006, 11:54:02 PM »
Use Amazon, not some overpriced online site that sells only law books, or your school bookstore.  My hope is that one day this entire industry (publishers, printers, authors, and university bookstores) will be forced to re-evaluate their fraudulent business practices because of pressure from peer-to-peer sites such as Amazon.  It's amazing the way that they rip off money from students.

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Re: Other online law bookstore other than barrister books?
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2006, 07:47:09 PM »
Barnes & Noble's website (www.bn.com) can also be a good option - especially if you become a member and get their 10% discount.  It does cost $25 to become a member, but since casebooks and supplements will cost you more than $300-$500/semester, you will save $30-$50/semester, $60-$100/academic year.  www.bn.com has most supplements (outlines and hornbooks) and casebooks, so it can be a good option. 

Other than that, I agree with the others who have said Amazon.