Reading is sexy.
I like to read.
Intelligence is sexy. Do not play stupid.
“Actually, all education is self-education. A teacher is only a guide, to point out the way, and no school, no matter how excellent, can give you education. What you receive is like the outlines in a child’s coloring book. You must fill in the colors yourself.”
“For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time.”
– Louis L’Amour
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short version: it uniquely identifies that book, hardcover or soft, etc. and makes it easier for bookstores, new or used to look it up for you… or for you to look it up yourself on line or in libraries.
What is an ISBN?
- The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a 10-digit number that uniquely identifies books and book-like products published internationally.
What is the purpose of an ISBN?
- The purpose of the ISBN is to establish and identify one title or edition of a title from one specific publisher and is unique to that edition, allowing for more efficient marketing of products by booksellers, libraries, universities, wholesalers and distributors.
Example of an ISBN:
The Foxfire Book
hog dressing, log cabin building, mountain crafts & foods, planting by the signs, snake lore, hunting tales, faith healing, moon shining, and other affairs of plain living. ISBN: 0-385-07353-4
places to buy books:
The Book Mine – specializing in Old and Rare Books since 1984
5,000 square foot bookstore houses over 70,000 vintage, rare and used books.
purchase online with credit cards, or mail money orders/checks from US Banks.
3660 Clairmont Road
Chamblee, GA 30341
Archer City, Texas USA – FINE, RARE & SCHOLARLY BOOKS
216 S. Center
Archer City, TX 76351
FAX (940) 574-4245
in the historic Smith Hardware building.
New / Old / Used / Rare
43 N. Jackson Street
Winder, GA 30680
936 South Cooper Street
Memphis, Tennessee 38104
Phone : (901) 278-7484
Fax: (901) 274-8863
Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
2155 E University #109, Tempe AZ 85281
(SW corner of University & Loop 101)
Wilkinsons Automobilia in Vancouver, BC, Canada
is a great place to spend a few hours (and more than a few bucks). New and used books, models, manuals, toys, racing uniforms and memorabilia. Quite the place for gear heads.
Coastal 181; Reading for Racers
Newburyport, Massachusetts, Coastal 181 opened for business in 2001 and is dedicated to offering racing books, DVDs, and artwork to the racing community.
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