Most book stores keep new stock on the premise. If you are looking for an old book, you could request to order a copy. However the item is subject to availability at the supplier or publisher. You could search for it online. However that might not be cost-effective if you live in Malaysia. Some online retailers do not ship items to this part of the world. Even if they do, the shipping might be pricey.
When I visited SS Readers Corner last month, I stumbled upon ‘Simple Jess’ by Pamela Morsi and was giddy with excitement. I have never seen the book sold in Malaysia (books stores, book fairs and online retailers). I have been wanting to read the book right after completing LaVyrle Spencer‘s ‘Morning Glory two years ago. Both books have similar storyline: widowed heroine in early 20th century America.
Now the good thing about renting an old book from SS Readers Corner is the low selling price. I only paid RM13 for the book. If I return it before the 90th day of purchase, I would get back RM9.50. In other words, I would only pay RM3.50 to rent the book for 3 months. As mentioned in earlier post, you could keep the books that you like.
If you are looking for a specific old, rare and out-of-print book, contact us or head to our store in Subang Jaya. We may have it in our store.
To the rest of the readers: Have you ever found a book in your local library or book store that is not available elsewhere? Share your thoughts.