Originally posted by chessisvanity
ya but i was hoping for "chess only" sites....
but ya i'll keep looking through amazon etc etc
I don't know of many in the USA. Fred Wilson has a chess book store in New York City that has a number of out of print (OOP) books, some hardcover. I'm not sure how up-to-date he keeps his book list on his web site, though. Here's his URL:
I've had decent luck using a book search engine if I'm looking for a particular book. I like to use the Addall book search engine.
The home page URL is http://www.addall.com/
There's a link at the top of the page to search for used and OOP books. The search engine is good at finding books offered by almost all of the used book outlets like Alibris, Abebooks, Biblio, etc. Once you have the list of hits from the search engine, you can click on each hit to take you to the seller (e.g., Abebooks) for more information.
Of course, there's always eBay, if you're the patient sort. Hope you find what you're looking for.