At my other book group this afternoon one of the women told us about an online bookshop called The Book Depository. It’s a UK company but posts books worldwide – at no extra cost. Vic (in the other group) says they usually ship within a couple of days. The prices came up for me in AUD – if they don’t for you perhaps try googling “book depository australia.” – just looked again – there is a currency selector in the top right hand corner of the page.
I checked against Dymocks, Angus & Robertson and Amazon Aus (fishpond.com.au). Here are the comparative prices for some of the books on our list :
The Wailing Wind by Tony Hillerman ~ $8.26 (Book Depository) cf. $14.95 (A&R), $16.97 (Amazon)
Mans Search for Meaning by Viktor E Frankl ~ $6.94 (BD) cf. $16.95 (Dymocks), $14.95 (A&R), $13.70 (Amazon)
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee ~ $9.82 (BD) cf. $11.95 (D), $14.95 (A&R), $19.97 (Amazon) – I must say here though, I got one of the Penguin Classics copies from the Turning Page for $9.99.
Into the Wild by John Krakauer ~ $14.74 (BD) cf. $29.95 (D), $22.95 (A&R), $19.97 (Amazon)
I’ve just placed an order for 4 books to start with at a total of just $AU 52.45. It’ll be interesting to see how long they will take.