Here are some of our Favorite Sources
for Books about Glass (or any other subject)
is a great source for books of all kinds. Go to their search page and look for whatever your particular subject may be: glassblowing, stained glass, fused glass, etc.
Their huge network of independent booksellers offers access to millions of used and out-of-print titles as well. See our Glass Library for our own collections linked to their offerings.
Alibris is an excellent source of used books. Their member dealers have a combined inventory of 100 million used, new, and out-of-print books and other items listed on the Web. You can search by title, author, or subject.
The Advanced Book Exchange lets you search an inventory of over 140 million books from thousands of booksellers around the world. Someone somewhere probably has that book you've been hunting for.
And for our web-surfers across the big pond, here's a link to the Advanced Book Exchange UK website. There's no need to spend extra money to have your purchases shipped from America when you can shop closer to home.
Biblio offers over 50 million books from 5,000 different independent booksellers around the world. If you can't find the books you want here, maybe they don't exist!
Betterworld Books helps support education and literacy non-profit programs around the world. Their book offerings include a large percentage of retired library books. They offer free shipping in the U.S. and worldwide shipping is on ly $3.97. Look for lots of good buys here!
Powell's Books is quite possibly the BEST independent bookstore chain in the world. Located in Portland, Oregon, their 6 stores and 5 warehouses contain over a million new, used, and collectible books, as well as tapes, CD's, cards and other items. Whenever business takes me to Portland, I always visit at least a couple of their locations.
Delphi Glass offers books, materials, tools and supplies for every kind of glasswork - Stained glass, fused glass, lampwork and more. Check them out for sales and special offers.
Bookfinder.com is a great online resource to comparison shop for used and new books. Their site will simultaneously search Advanced Book Exchange, Alibris, Powell's Books, Amazon.com, and more for any book by title, author, subject, and a number of other parameters you can specify. Check it out.
West Virginia Museum of American Glass - "Imagine a museum dedicated to the region and nation's rich glass heritage. A place where examples of thousands of products can be viewed and compared and where the stories of people and processes come to life! The West Virginia Museum of American Glass provides this and much, much more." This link will take you to their eBay store, stocked with dozens of historic American Glass books, and catalogs reproduced in print and on CD's. What a resource!
The Catalog Kid is "the largest distributor for art, antique, and collectible post-auction catalogs in the U.S. with an inventory of over 200,000 auction catalogs in stock". Their selection always includes several art glass catalogs loaded with color photos and detailed descriptions.
eBay® is another excellent book source, especially if your interest is in collectible glass of all kinds. Pricing seems to range all over the place. We've sometimes found bargains, and at other times been amazed at how high the prices have gone. We use them ourselves to sell duplicates or items we no longer need in our own collections. Click here to see what we currently have listed for sale.
Don't miss eBay®'s fixed-price sister site, Half.com. When you search for a book on "Half", you'll automatically get a link to search eBay® for the same title. How handy is that?!
They don't get as much traffic as Amazon, but most of the same books are listed... And they've got CD's, tapes, computer games and software, and more. We've found lots of bargains!
We'll add more book links as we find them. We try to update this list often, so keep checking back.
Be sure to check our page of Glass Links for other sources of information on Glass Art.