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Old January 22 2009, 07:53 AM   #29
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Re: A Singular Destiny review thread (possible spoilers)

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10) Which leads me to ask, why aren't Trek books sold here in Israel?
As an Israeli TrekLit reader, this just begs for an answer

Trek books have traditionally been sold in the leading chain(s) of bookstores, but for some reason the amount of Trek books in stores, as well as stores where you can find Trek books, have greatly decreased in the last 1-2 years. Could be a decline in popularity among the Israeli readership...

Either way, my primary sources for Trek novels have been Amazon and eBay until I started ordering them via my local Comicbook store (by way of Previews)...

Ron,

Where in Israel are you?

The strange thing is that every book under the sun is sold here from Grisham to Patterson to Star Wars and if Trek can be sold in the UK, Europe, Aussie why not here? Man am I glad I live in America where everything is easy to get.
I live in the Tel Aviv area, filled with second hand bookstores (some of which do carry older Trek novels). Also, Star Wars is a lot easier to find

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The strange thing is that every book under the sun is sold here from Grisham to Patterson to Star Wars and if Trek can be sold in the UK, Europe, Aussie why not here? Man am I glad I live in America where everything is easy to get.
I find it hard to believe that, if all these other American authors are available, Trek books would be so difficult to attain. Do Israeli bookshops not accept customer special orders? Or might there be a SF specialty shop somewhere in town that maybe has sources the general interest stores don't?
There are two main Israeli bookstore chains, which (as far as I know) do accept special orders in general. I once (a couple of years ago) tried to order a Trek novel, but they couldn't get it done, so I haven't tried it since and order Trek novels mainly through my LCS or online...
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