[lit-ideas] Re: 1968

  • From: Paul Stone <pas@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 06 Nov 2006 16:10:11 -0500

At 04:06 PM 11/6/2006, you wrote:
>>I'm sure Canada would've liked you.

I was in Canada recently and liked it. However, you Canadians pay far too much for books. I was in a used bookstore a little while ago. It was a good bookstore. Looked at some Munro and Vollman titles, paperback collections, and saw -- Gottlob Frege! -- the used Canadian price, adjusted for dollars, was more than the price of a brand new copy stateside. Of course, I've seen those "Canadian price" entries on book jackets. Didn't do the connect however until recently.

I mentioned this a few months ago. The prices are outrageous for books because they are STILL not adjusted for the fact that US dollar has lost about 40 cents per dollar against Candollars in the past 18 months.

So instead of reading USA -- 10, Can 11.50, it says USA 10, Can 15.99. UGGH!!! With hardbacks it's even more abominable. I buy all my copious books on sale with discounts, online etc. No way am I paying 40 bucks for a 300 page hardback novel.

venting (blame eric),

Paul Stone
Kingsville, ON, Canada
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