SPUG: A Special Holiday Offer from O'Reilly

Bill Campbell bill at celestial.com
Wed Dec 7 15:37:20 PST 2005

On Wed, Dec 07, 2005, John Costello wrote:
>On Wed, 7 Dec 2005, Bill Campbell wrote:
>> On Wed, Dec 07, 2005, John Costello wrote:
>> >On Tue, 22 Nov 2005, Andrew Sweger wrote:
>> >
>> >> Now through December 31st, get 30% off any books you order from us through
>> >> http://www.oreilly.com/buy.
>> >> 
>> >> Just use Discount Code HOHOHO when you place your order.  (Due to commerce
>> >> laws, this offer only applies to books shipped to US addresses).
>> >> 
>> >> Happy Holidays, from everyone at O'Reilly!
>> >
>> >A belated thanks to SPUG and O'Reilly.  I used the code to buy a copy of 
>> >Tom Limoncelli's _Time Management for System Administrators_, which looks 
>> >to be a good book.
>> >
>> >Related to that book:  I'm trying to find a copy of Limoncelli and Hogan's
>> >_The Practice of System and Network Administration_ before I break down
>> >and order from Powells.  Does anyone know of a bookstore in 
>> >Seattle/Bellevue that might have it?  I've checked at a couple of Barnes 
>> >and Nobles.  Next stop is the UW bookstore.
>> Bookpool.com is the best place I've found for new technical books.
>> Bookfinder.com is excellent if you want to find used or out of
>> print books.  I even found a book of poetry that my paternal
>> grandmother wrote, published in 1946 on bookfinder (of course I
>> didn't look until prodded by my sister :-).
>Thanks Bill.  Alibris is another nice place to check for out of print 

Actually, I got a copy of my grandmother's book from Alibris
after finding it on bookfinder.com.

>UW doesn't have it, and I'm going to call Elliott Bay before making a trip 
>downtown.  Otherwise, I'll go with Powells.  (Bookpool has it listed as 
>out of stock, though cheaper; Powells has some in stock.  Thanks for the 
>tip on bookpool.  Good to know another resource.) 

While I love Powells, and have to spend an afternoon there every time I'm
in Portland, I do find their prices on technical books fairly high in
comparison with bookpool.  At least one doesn't pay the Legal Looters when
buying from Powells or bookpool which gives them some advantage over Amazon
for Washington State residents.

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