Old fashioned internet service • 24 September 2008 • The SnowBlog

Old fashioned internet service

Anyone know of a good internet bookstore that ships books quickly? I mean as a matter of course and not as a premium service. I order quite a lot of weird titles, so maybe that's my problem, but by the time they arrive I'm nowhere near as fired up as when I order them. I used to love the late Nineties service where you could click on a book at lunchtime and get it in the post the next morning. It would be great if that was somehow possible in 2008 without paying extra for it. Any suggestions?
A flicker of interest has been expressed as to the last ten books I've ordered. A quick look through e-mail receipts suggests the following, in no particular order (it doesn't include a few popular titles that I would have picked up in real live bookshops like a normal person):
  • The Design of Everyday Things by Donald Norman
  • Kinesiology - The Skeletal System and Muscular Function by Joseph Muscolino
  • Behind the Seen - How Walter Murch Edited Cold Mountain by Charles Koppelman
  • Concrete Countertops by Fu-Teng Cheng
  • Shaping Things by Bruce Sterling
  • Genomes 3 by T.A.Brown
  • Hacking the Xbox: An Introduction to Reverse Engineering by Andrew 'Bunny' Huang
  • Making Things Talk: Practical Methods for Connecting Physical Objects by Tom Igoe
  • The Visible Hand by Alfred Chandler
  • Winning the Oil Endgame by Amory B. Lovins


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