Book sources

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This page allows users to search for multiple sources for a book given a 10- or 13-digit International Standard Book Number. Spaces and dashes in the ISBN do not matter.

Search for book sources

This page links to catalogues of libraries, booksellers, and other book sources where you will be able to search for the book with ISBN 0863815529.


  • Use Special:Booksources to manually search on an ISBN.
  • An ISBN identifies a specific edition of a book, and any given title may therefore have a number of different ISBNs. See xISBN below for finding other editions.
  • An ISBN registration, even one corresponding to a book page on a major book distributor database is not definite proof that such a book actually exists. A title may have been cancelled or postponed after the ISBN was assigned. Both ISBN and other registration have been abused in the past.
  • The master copy of this page is located at Festipedia:Book sources.

Online databases

General search engines

General search engine sites offer a way to search for books:

Bibliographical information



United Kingdom

  • Find this book on the Talis Source union catalogue (Includes over 400 academic and public libraries).
  • Find this book on the Copac union catalogue (Includes British Library and many Universities).

Public libraries



Price comparison sites

Find your book on a site that compiles results from other online sites:

Search many individual booksellers

These sites allow you to search the catalogues of many individual booksellers.

  • Find this book on Abebooks (Mostly used and out-of-print books. Large number of listings.)
  • Find this book on Alibris (Used books, out of print books, etc. A network of independent booksellers. Large number of listings.)
  • Find this book on Biblio (Used, rare and out of print books. 35 million books, 4700 booksellers, many countries.)

Individual online booksellers

Find other editions

  • Related ISBNs from xISBN. This service will look up ISBNs for different editions of the same book, hardback or paperback, first print or a reprint, even re-editions where the title has changed.
  • Related ISBNs from LibraryThing's thingISBN service. Works like xISBN, but based on the collective intelligence of LibraryThing users, who "combine" and "separate" books to create "works." thingISBN is less complete and weaker on library editions, but stronger for many paperbacks and non-English books.


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