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Add out-of-print and hard-to-find titles to your Notification List at, and you'll receive an email as soon as the title becomes available. Here's how.

Search by title, author, or keyword, and you'll find a listing of all books related to your query that we currently have in stock. Beneath those available items, you'll find a list of out-of-print and otherwise hard-to-find titles.

Click on the alongside the item of your choice, and we'll add that item to your Notification List.

A few notes:

  • You must have an account at to use our Notification Service.
  • cannot reserve books according to Binding type (ie. Hardcover or Trade Paper); notification requests pertain to title and author only.
  • You are under no obligation to purchase the books on your Notification List if and when they come in stock.
  • You may add as many items to your Notification List as you like, and you may remove items at any time.
  • All account holders who have requested notification on a given title will receive an email alerting them to the availability of that book. Notification items are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The receipt of notification does not guarantee availability of the title.

To remove items from your Notification List, simply click Remove below the listing of the title you wish to remove.

You must be logged into your account to access your Notification List. You may do so by clicking on the YOUR ACCOUNT button at the top and bottom of any page at, then clicking view your notification list.

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