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Where to buy books in English

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Searched the forum but didn't find anything - where is it possible to buy paper books in English now?
Amazon stopped delivering to CH
Orell Fuessli has a... let's say a conservative stock
exlibris the same


I can let Amazon deliver to France or Germany but it's kind of a PITA and maybe there's a better option?
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Re: Where to buy books in English

Depending on your feelings about e-books you could take the plunge with a Kindle?
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Depending on your feelings about e-books you could take the plunge with a Kindle?

Or just download the Kindle app on your Mac computer (if you own one!)
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Re: Where to buy books in English

It’s only amazon.com that has stopped delivering to Switzerland, you can still get them from the European amazon sites (.de, .fr, .co.uk etc).
The book depository is also a good place to buy English books.
You could also try the book people although their postage rates are quite high and in my experience they are only worthwhile for book collections.
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Hi everybody!


Searched the forum but didn't find anything - where is it possible to buy paper books in English now?
Amazon stopped delivering to CH
Orell Fuessli has a... let's say a conservative stock
exlibris the same


I can let Amazon deliver to France or Germany but it's kind of a PITA and maybe there's a better option?
Wow! Do people still read books?
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Re: Where to buy books in English

yeah yeah yeah :P people still read books
got a kindle, got the kindle app, kindle desktop program and all that.
had a nook before that
and I still prefer to be mostly electronics-free during the evenings, after 11+h in front of a computer.


last time I checked you had to convert your amazon.com account into an amazon.de account if you wanted to use the amazon.de site, and it was impossible to have both at the same time - has that changed?
And thank you for the recommendations Belgianmum!


JagWaugh maybe I need to visit them again. if it has changed, thank you. I kind of miss the old 3-storeys shop, and the underground Payot, and the one in Niederdorf, and... sigh. Ordering books online just isn't the same as having the real stuff.
(But yay for Flake bars!)
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yeah yeah yeah :P people still read books
got a kindle, got the kindle app, kindle desktop program and all that.
had a nook before that
and I still prefer to be mostly electronics-free during the evenings, after 11+h in front of a computer.


last time I checked you had to convert your amazon.com account into an amazon.de account if you wanted to use the amazon.de site, and it was impossible to have both at the same time - has that changed?
I have no idea. I have never had a .com account but I use the .de, .fr and .co.uk sites using the same login.
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Re: Where to buy books in English

A very good bricks and mortar English book shop in Zürich is Pile Of Books:
https://pileofbooks.ch

Well worth the trip.
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... last time I checked you had to convert your amazon.com account into an amazon.de account if you wanted to use the amazon.de site, and it was impossible to have both at the same time - has that changed?
You don't have to convert your account, but you have to use .de if you want e-books for a kindle. Amazon knows my kindle is in CH now, so even if I log on to the .com site I can't order kindle books there. I have to use .de. But as Belgianmum says, I use the same login and password.

+1 for bookdepository.

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Re: Where to buy books in English

I have amazon uk account and books They send to switzerland. I just checked it a moment ago. On amazon account just go to Settings and change country to uk and order your books.
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Re: Where to buy books in English

I have purchased some books from https://www.bookdepository.com/. They have decent prices and have a wide range of different types of books. Maybe they have what you are looking for.
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You don't have to convert your account, but you have to use .de if you want e-books for a kindle. Amazon knows my kindle is in CH now, so even if I log on to the .com site I can't order kindle books there. I have to use .de. But as Belgianmum says, I use the same login and password.

+1 for bookdepository.
Hi 3wishes, that's strange. I bought my kindle from amazon.de, but I registered it with Amazon.com. I buy all my ebooks from there. Did you register the kindle with .de?
but as you say the same amazon login works at all amazon locations. I have ordered physical goods from .de, .fr. co.uk and .com.
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Re: Where to buy books in English

If you are ever in Basel, Bider & Tanner has a nice English selection and they will order any book you would like. Not quite at Amazon prices...but at least you are supporting a local business.

https://www.biderundtanner.ch/start
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Hi 3wishes, that's strange. I bought my kindle from amazon.de, but I registered it with Amazon.com. I buy all my ebooks from there. Did you register the kindle with .de?
but as you say the same amazon login works at all amazon locations. I have ordered physical goods from .de, .fr. co.uk and .com.
Similar situation here. I got my kindle from .de but I registered it with amazon UK and get all my ebooks from there.
For physical goods I look at all the sites using the same login and order from the one which a. Ships to Switzerland and b. Is the best price.

For books in English the UK site is usually best.
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You don't have to convert your account, but you have to use .de if you want e-books for a kindle. Amazon knows my kindle is in CH now, so even if I log on to the .com site I can't order kindle books there. I have to use .de. But as Belgianmum says, I use the same login and password.

+1 for bookdepository.
I have just spent hours of frustrating phone calls trying to get audible books ordered and paid for at amazon.co.uk downloaded onto my kindle fire. No success until i remembered our vpn subscription - 3rd book downloading at the moment. What is it with amazon and these crazy restrictions on geographical whereabouts -whose law are they frightened of breaking? In todays global economy this is crazy.
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Hi everybody!


Searched the forum but didn't find anything - where is it possible to buy paper books in English now?
Amazon stopped delivering to CH
Orell Fuessli has a... let's say a conservative stock
exlibris the same


I can let Amazon deliver to France or Germany but it's kind of a PITA and maybe there's a better option?
Did you look in the main Fuessli, or in the English one?

https://www.orellfuessli.ch/shop/boo...bookshop/show/

(They also have Flake bars.)
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Did you look in the main Fuessli, or in the English one?

https://www.orellfuessli.ch/shop/boo...bookshop/show/

(They also have Flake bars.)
The English one closed a while ago so now it's only on the 4th floor of the one you linked to (if that's the one you meant).
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The English one closed a while ago so now it's only on the 4th floor of the one you linked to (if that's the one you meant).
Shit.

Do they at least still sell Flake bars?
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Shit.

Do they at least still sell Flake bars?
I was last in there just before Christmas and they still have a selection of British and American treats. Didn't specifically notice Flake bars, though.
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Re: Where to buy books in English

orellfussli has already been mentioned, here I have to add another one I have used wuite often in the past years and am happy with their services.Page is only available in GER and FR sadly.


https://www.buchhaus.ch/home
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