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#1 Obiwan

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 06:52 AM

I mean I've looked everywhere Half Price Books, Barnes and Noble and the bookstores I've passed, but for some reason I just cant find any of his books and I cant understand why. Is anyone else having a problem finding his books?

#2 Loomis

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 01:27 PM

Yeah, the bookshops on Tattooine are rubbish, aren't they? It's all just manuals about power converters, and stuff like How to Get the Best Deal From a Jawa. :D :tup:

But seriously....

I think Benson's books are all out of print now, at least in English-speaking countries. About half of 'em have been out of print for a couple of years, and now all of 'em are. I've had the same problem in tracking them down. Try the internet or secondhand bookshops.

#3 Qwerty

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 02:00 PM

eBay and Half.com are sure bets.

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 04:18 AM

Thanks, Yea the bookshops on Tattooine dont have what i'm looking for. lol

#5 Qwerty

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 05:56 AM

Borders is also a good bet for alot of the Benson paperbacks (at least the ones around here).

#6 Qwerty

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 05:57 AM

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 01:27 PM

I mean I've looked everywhere Half Price Books, Barnes and Noble and the bookstores I've passed, but for some reason I just cant find any of his books and I cant understand why. Is anyone else having a problem finding his books?

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You're not the only one, Obiwan, I can't find them anywhere either. :tup: I remember in his interview here last year hge said the print runs were pretty limited.

#8 Qwerty

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 01:30 PM

http://commanderbond...es/2737-1.shtml

#9 Loomis

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 03:30 PM

The Benson I really wish they'd reprint is the "Bedside Companion". Best book about the Bond phenomenon ever, in my humble.

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 03:41 PM

You can pick them up for pennies at amazon.com. Thats where I got most of them. I managed to pick up all of his 007 novels (hardbacks even) for about $20.

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Posted 26 November 2005 - 12:29 AM

The Benson I really wish they'd reprint is the "Bedside Companion".

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Agreed. It is well overdue.

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Posted 26 November 2005 - 01:04 AM

The only Benson's I've got I got at a book signing, which were Doubleshot and The James Bond Bedside Companion.

Too bad they're out of print, but they're bound to start up again someday.

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 03:04 AM

I mean I've looked everywhere Half Price Books, Barnes and Noble and the bookstores I've passed, but for some reason I just cant find any of his books and I cant understand why. Is anyone else having a problem finding his books?

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I've looked in a handful of used bookstores near me and I've only managed to find Red tattoo (twice!) but none of the others. I've had no problem finding most of the Gardners and Flemings (and Colonel Sun), but strangely not much Benson. I'm reluctant to buy them from ebay, because most of them are from these book wholesalers who just put a generic "good condition, may have wear" kind of description, which could mean anything. I don't need mint condition, but I also don't want to get a book that has the cover hanging off and may have been used as a dog chew toy.

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 04:32 AM

I never see Bensons anywhere.

The only two I have, Doubleshot and NDOD, I found for a dollar each at a local Save-A-Lot...a discount supermarket chain. Weird, huh?

#15 Tiin007

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 03:35 AM

I think the problem with the Benson books is that they're not only out of print (meaning you can't find them at Barnes and Noble) but are also too new (late 90s-2002) to appear in used book stores.

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 04:45 AM

If you're having trouble finding Raymond Benson's book, might I suggest you contact him via his web-site ( http://www.raymondbenson.com ) as I'm sure he has some available to sell. I even here he might have SIGNED copies to sell. :tup:

#17 Qwerty

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 05:08 AM

I think the problem with the Benson books is that they're not only out of print (meaning you can't find them at Barnes and Noble) but are also too new (late 90s-2002) to appear in used book stores.

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That is certainly a good point. One such store near where I live carries many of the Fleming's and Gardner's, but I believe I've only ever seen one paperback of High Time To Kill there.

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 07:36 PM

Seriously, as I said above you should check Amazon.com.

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 03:23 AM

I am thrilled that I managed to snag the TND and TWINE novelisations at Half-Price Books here in Lexington. What a great store!

#20 MarcAngeDraco

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 02:20 PM

I've had pretty good luck using half.com for this sort of situation...

Try this.

#21 DamnCoffee

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 02:28 PM

I mean I've looked everywhere Half Price Books, Barnes and Noble and the bookstores I've passed, but for some reason I just cant find any of his books and I cant understand why. Is anyone else having a problem finding his books?


I'm in the exact same situation, the only Benson novels I can find are the Die Another Day and Tomorrow Never Dies novilizations. Come to think of it I cant find any of Gardners either.

#22 Qwerty

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 05:08 AM

eBay, eBay, eBay. Abebooks too.

#23 manfromjapan

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 09:14 AM

Have you tried raymondbenson.com?

#24 Santa

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 09:31 AM

Secondhand bookshops. Every time. Full of gems, they are.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 02:49 AM

Found all of mine - Jove paperbacks and novelizations - on Border's Marketplace. They also appeared to have a good deal of the hardbacks in your prefer those. It got a little pricey with shipping, but such is life.

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 10:00 AM

I have had the same problem here in England, as they all seemed to have a limited print run. I was able to buy the novel of TWINE when it came out brand new in 1999, and i did the same with DAD in january 2003 when it was on dispaly in a gift shop, who was also selling various JAMES BOND memorabilia, such as a tuxedo style t-shirt, the toy of the aston martin and so on. The strange thing was the very same day, i popped into my local WATERSTONES, and looked up the "B" section, and found the novel tie in of TND, which was the first paperback edition, had been sitting on the shelf for 5 years, and the pages were turing yellow! I bought it straight away, as i did not have this book either!

AS for the original RAYMOND BENSON novels, I inquired in the same book shop back at the start of 2007, and the lady told me that the only book they may be able to get in, was a paperback of MAN WITH THE RED TATTOO. I found a few on AMAZON and EBAY, but these were over the top prices, so in the end , via amazon market place, i bought all 6 books in hardback, as ex-libary books from various places across America, and did not pay very kuch for the at really, as most were under £1. Okay, if you are a collector, then you don't really want libary stamps on your books, but i only want to read them, so i am not to fussed, and i think including postage, the whole 6 did not come to half the price that a British edition paper back would have cost on the second hand market...




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