Yes this is a rant and I am sorry but I must say i am getting irritated with finding that books that I want are out of print. Now in fairness it is the editions that I want rather than the stories but when I am trying to fill my shelves with beautiful books this can be nearly as bad. i have encountered this twice today (Ok maybe I tried to go on a book buying spree).
the first was not such a problem. i have decided that I would like to buy most of my books in hardcover so where better to start than with the Steampunk Chronicles but when I went to buy The Girl in the Steel Corset it was not to be because, you guessed it no longer in print. this was fairly easily fixed when i found a second hand copy in good condition online for $20. so no real harm done… this time
the next one will probably end up with my wallet taking a serious attack… because it seems inevitable that i will eventually cave for this beautiful leather bound edition of the chronicles of Narnia… only problem is the last copy I can find is being sold for $395… which is about 10X the amount the book would have originally sold for. i am so sorry wallet but something tells me the book will win… even if i cant afford it to. well maybe not if only because i can buy so many other books for that money… maybe i am secretly hoping for a reprint… if i find this book for under $100 i will have to snatch it up.