Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Amazon Canada

I just ordered my first book from Amazon Canada. I have enjoyed re-reading the first four Harry Potter books in French, and I've been wanting to buy Twilight in French. I'm just a little annoyed that I couldn't buy a used copy. I think they weren't willing to ship the used book outside of Canada. If I'm willing to pay the extra shipping, I don't understand why this is problematic. But I got a new paperback copy for $17 with shipping, which isn't bad.

I love the titles of the books in French: Fascination, Tentation (temptation), Hesitation, and Revelation. Sorry to those who speak French and realize some accent marks are missing here.

I stopped in a French bookstore in NYC on Saturday and was going to buy the last Harry Potter book (the only one I don't have in French), and they wanted $75 for a paperback!!! We were speaking in English but I still had to repeat it twice to make sure I understood. They said they were going out of business. With Amazon Canada available, I don't understand how they stayed in business in the first place.


Susan said...

Hey, I read your blog from time to time. Do you collaborate with other staff members on wikis for your tutorial and instruction projects? If you do, could I ask you some questions? I'm trying to get a handle on how to best utilize a wiki with fellow staff when it comes to delegation of tasks, member roles, etc. I hope this makes sense.

Mary said...

Hello Susan,

I haven't been able to get many people at my library into Web 2.0 stuff all that much yet. We've just recently started doing a little with wikis and Google Docs, but not for instruction. Our head of instruction isn't interested in applying such tools to the instruction program. But it seems like it would be easy enough to do, and could be very effective.

You have to either have a staff that's receptive to trying something new or be in a position to make them.

Please feel free to contact me by e-mail, my address is broussm at lycoming dot edu.