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Old 11-26-2006, 12:15 AM   #1
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I just wanted to send an FYI to anyone who may be interested in this book on the history of Lambic brewing by Jean-Xavier Guinard. I ordered it on Amazon.com back in September and I think my order caused the publisher to make a new printing. (At least that's the impression I got from talking to Amazon about why they've delayed the shipping date twice.) I may actually get it by mid-January now. Anyone else interested in the book might be able to get a copy without having to waiting four months for it.

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Old 12-03-2006, 12:58 PM   #2
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i've been able to hit up some used book stores and find these books for four or five dollars.

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Old 01-04-2007, 07:06 PM   #3
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Any word on the book? Amazon's site is still showing it as unavailable.

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Old 01-24-2007, 04:46 AM   #4
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Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. Life around here has been hell for the past three weeks.

Yeah, I was wrong.

They've pushed the delivery date back to March 31. At this point I'm ready to say, "F*** it!" to Amazon.

I'm going to tak t1master's advice and check a couple used & rare book stores over the weekend. If that doesn't work, I might go back to Amazon and buy it from one of the used book vendors it lists.

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Good luck, that sucker is expensive.

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Funny thing is that yesterday I get an email from Amazon saying that the book was now available for order. So, of course, I ordered it right away. That's right, Amazon allowed me to go through the entire order process for the thing. Today, the book is off the site again. Amazon is giving me an estimated delivery date of February 23 - March 9.

I actually called Brewers Publications a few weeks ago and asked if it would be going back into print. The answer I got was, "Um, yeah, I really don't know." Why, of all the books in the series, must this one be out of print? Hello, PUT IT BACK IN PRINT. There is obviously a demand for it.

Good luck finding the book. I've been looking for a while now. At least I've come across some other intereting beer books in the process.

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Well... a person can work up a mean, mean thirst after a hard day of nothing much at all.

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I had a chance to look at the inventory of some of the local rare & used bookstores. None of them have it. So I sent an email to the Brewers Association asking if they could at least republish it as an ebook.

Oh, and I looked on Amazon.co.uk. The used book dealers over there want L108 for it. For a 1/2" thick paperback that was originally print in 1990. Holy Crap that is expensive.

I told amazon I'd wait another 2 months. But if I hear from the Brewers Association before then, I may just fork out the $$$ for it.

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I finally gave up on trying to get them to start reprinting the book and ordered it from a rare book collector.

Bastards.

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I finally gave up on trying to get them to start reprinting the book and ordered it from a rare book collector.

Bastards.
Now you can convert it to an e-book for the rest of us!
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Believe me, the thought has occured. In fact it was the first thought I had after shelling out $130 for it.

Of course, I'm not a lawyer, but I can't imagine anyone having much of a copyright or royalty claim on something that is out of print. If they wanted money for it, they should be printing it, right?

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