Book Spotting Service

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Book Spotting

Personalised Book Spotting Service

Find Your Next Treasured Read with Our Personalised Book Spotting Service!

Here at StrangeBooks, we strive to be more than just a secondhand bookshop, we want to be the trusty sidekick in your reading adventure.

That’s why we’re excited to announce a new chapter in our journey: our Personalised Book Spotting Service!

How Does It Work?

We’ve all spent hours searching for a specific book, series, or work by a particular author? Perhaps they’re out of print, or we want the right edition to match with those we’ve already got nestled on the shelf, or maybe we just want too many books to be able to stretch to new editions of every title!

That’s why we’ve launched a service where we will keep an eye out for you. Email us your requirements, as specific and as fussy as you like! Whether it’s a first edition, a nostalgic series from your childhood, or works by an obscure author, just send us the details, and we’ll add them to our special lookout list.

The Matching Process

Then, whenever new stock arrives in our collection, as we meticulously comb through it, we put you first. Any book that we find that that matches with your requests, we’ll put to one side to make sure you don’t miss out. We consider everything from the edition to the condition, and try to find exactly what you’re looking for.

Notification and Reservation

When we find a match, you’ll be the first to know! We’ll send you an email notification with the details and photos of the book, so you can see exactly what you’re getting. This way, you can appreciate the book’s condition before making your decision. From there, you’ll have seven days to confirm if you’d like to purchase it. During this period, we reserve the book exclusively for you, so there’s no rush – just time to decide if it’s the right addition to your collection.

What Happens Next?

If you want the book, we’ll proceed with the regular purchase process, and get it to you as soon as we can. If, however, you decide it’s not for you, we’ll release the book for general sale, giving our readers a chance to buy it.

Why Choose Our Book Spotting Service?

We’re always getting new and interesting stock through the door, and so it’s like having a personal book scout looking out for exactly the titles you’re after.. plus, of course, it’s a free service!

We’re thrilled to offer this personalised service to our beloved book community. It’s another part of our mission to help second hand books find their next reader and continue their story.

Ready to start your book hunt? Email us at [email protected] with your book requests. Include as much detail as possible – the more we know, the better we can search for you. Questions? Feel free to reach out. Happy reading, and here’s to finding your next treasured book at StrangeBooks!

3 thoughts on “Book Spotting Service

  1. Elleston Trevor “ The Island of Pines “ – I’ve been looking for a copy of this children’s book for about 50 years ! If you ever found a copy I would be overjoyed , my mum and I both loved it when I was a child . Thank you , this is such a great idea . Liz Humphris

  2. Hi I am trying to obtain a copy of
    Fighting Through Life by Joseph Toole Published January 1935 by Rich and Cowan
    Thank you Julie Tomlinson

  3. Fighting Through Life by Joseph Toole Published January 1935 by Rich and Cowan

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