I manage several bookshops in Australia, and occasionally, we need to
source books from the U.S. In particular, I buy many, many books for
myself (fiction and travel books). We have used almost every intenet
provider in the U.S. over the last three years, and now I almost
exclusively use Powells in Portland. They have a chain of bookshops
that stock new and second hand books. When you get into their site,
note that there is almost always a button indicating that there are
second hand copies available, and more often than not, if you look up a
specific title, it lists on the right hand side, each of the individual
copies available (new, second hand, cloth paper etc). They also offer
to supply all orders of $us50 freight free anywhere in the world.
If anyone knows any better bookshop, I'd love to hear about them.
Gavin (Sydney, Australia)