Help finding a cookbook

I've been searching in vain for a copy of Fuchsia Dunlop's "Land of Plenty" for awhile now... Not trying to pay the $100+ price tag I see on Amazon and elsewhere, I've tried ordering it at list price from two different well-known websites but the order was "cancelled due to inventory issues" both times (IOW it was never in stock in the first place). Anyone know any good online cookbook sites that might have it? I'd even be okay with buying a used copy if that's all that's out there.

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drbabs November 20, 2015
This is our local bookstore, and they say it's special order, but it's listed for $30.
http://www.bookpeople.com/book/9780393051773
Here's their contact info: 603 N. Lamar Blvd Austin, TX 78703 512-472-5050

Good luck!
 
HalfPint November 20, 2015
Wow, I got a used copy of this a few years ago and it was not $100. All my go-to used books sites are showing $100+, up to $250 (insane)
 
Susan W. November 20, 2015
Amazon told me once that sellers will put a silly price like that when the book is not in stock. Then, when they get one, they put the price back down. Amazon doesn't do that, but the third party sellers do.
 
Susan W. November 20, 2015
Meaghan F, try it. My friend has the book and got it from Overstock.com!! It's a great book. I have Every Grain Of Rice also by Fuchsia. It has crossover recipes from Land Of Plenty.
 
Meaghan F. November 20, 2015
I ordered it from there and the status said "Processing" for three days, then yesterday it was cancelled due to "an inventory error." (Their words.)
 
Meaghan F. November 20, 2015
LOVE Every Grain of Rice - it inspired this hunt for LoP!! :)
 
cookbookchick November 20, 2015
I just tried ordering one. So far, so good, but it hasn't shipped yet.
 
cookbookchick November 25, 2015
Just got an email from Overstock.com refunding my money for the Fuschia Dunlop book. And yes, they are claiming it's because if an "inventory error." You'd think they'd have better inventory control! Oh, well..
 
marmar November 20, 2015
Is this an optical illusion? Could it be true?
http://www.overstock.com/Books-Movies-Music-Games/Land-of-Plenty-A-Treasury-of-Authentic-Sichuan-Cooking-Hardcover/465078/product.html
 
cookbookchick November 20, 2015
It's real! Go for it, Meaghan F!!!
 
Meaghan F. November 20, 2015
One of the two sites that cancelled my order due to "inventory issues." :( (The other was Books-A-Million.)
 
Maedl November 20, 2015
I’d send her an email and ask if there are plans to reprint the book.
http://www.fuchsiadunlop.com/contact/
 
Meaghan F. November 20, 2015
Good idea!! I'll try that!
 
cookbookchick November 20, 2015
I'm also finding what you two found. Both Abebooks (owned now by Amazon, I believe) and eBay have copies, but the cheapest is $99 on eBay, used. Powell's doesn't even have it. You might try one of the copies for sale on eBay -- make an offer. At worst, they'll say no.
 
cookbookchick November 20, 2015
Out of curiosity, why are you so interested in this book?
 
Meaghan F. November 20, 2015
Thanks for your input. I made a point if experimenting with unfamiliar cuisines this year after finding myself in a Eurocentric rut and found I really enjoyed "authentic" Chinese, and especially Sichuan, food. I have her newest cookbook and love it, and have heard nothing but raves about this one.
 
Nancy November 20, 2015
There must be some back-story here.
Thought you might have better luck at Amazon in the UK, where she is a very popular author.
Wrong.
"Land of Plenty" lists there £112-470
And "Sichuan Cookery" (the same text, earlier edition), lists for £45 (back to your $100+).
 
Meaghan F. November 20, 2015
I think it must be out of print... It was first published in 2003, and even the publisher's website lists it as out of stock. Thank you for looking!
 
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