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Spokane: Local and Regional Information: Reference

Fun, interesting and helpful information about community and services in Spokane and the Inland Northwest.

Calculators

Conversion and Calculation Center: Measurements, Currency, Geographic, Time Zones calculators.
Unit Converter: Interactive calculators for many measurement systems both commonly used, like metric and U.S. Avoirdupois, and quite exotic like Ancient Greek and Roman.
Universal Currency Converter: Perform interactive foreign exchange rate conversion on the Internet.

Random but Helpful

Bartleby.com: Searchable database of quotes.

Days of the Year: Everyday is a celebration- of something!

Fantastic Fiction: Great resource for to find all the books in a series, or by a particular author.

Oracle of Bacon: Play 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon like a pro (searching Google for an actors Bacon Number also works).

Quoteland: Browse quotes by topic.

Bookstores

Local Bookstores

2nd Look Books 2829 E. 29th Avenue Specializes in out-of-print and used books and magazines.
Auntie's Bookstore 402 W. Main Ave. Sells new and used books, magazines, comics, music, videos, and games.
Barnes & Noble Bookstore 2 locations: Northtown Mall & Spokane Valley Mall Sells new books and magazines.
Booktraders 907 W. Garland Ave. 509-326-7653 Sells used books
Gusdorf's Books10525 E. Sprague Ave. (Spokane Valley) 509-922-2669 Used books, will do book searches.

Textbooks

Both local and online sources for textbooks.
Zag Shop BARC -  location & hours Gonzaga University's campus bookstore, selling and renting new and used college textbooks. Buys back books throughout the year.
Amazon.com Largest online bookstore. Search for new and out-of-print books, as well as music, DVDs, videos, and a multitude of other non-print materials.
Barnes & Noble Textbooks New and used textbooks for kindergarten through high school.
Half.com Buy or rent books from Half.com, the "textbook superstore" operated by eBay.
Textbooks.com Buy, rent, download, or sell textbooks.
Efollett.com Sells new and used college textbooks and other college-related products. Buys back used textbooks.
Powell's Books Sells used, new, or out-of-print textbooks.
Ecampus.com Sells discounted new college textbooks and used textbooks and other college-related products. Buys back used textbooks.
Chegg.com Chegg is an academic company specializing in online textbook rentals, homework help, and scholarships.

Additional Online Bookstores

Internet Book Shop Britain's largest online bookstore. Searchable by author, title, ISBN, publisher, or series.
Powell's Books The largest new and used bookstore in the world.

Search Multiple Sites at the Same Time

These sites search many online bookstores at the same time and compare prices and shipping costs. Most have a basic search by author, title, keyword, and ISBN. Many also offer more advanced searching options by price ranges, publisher, year, or other criteria.
BookFinder.com Fast, efficient. Search for new, used, fine, rare, and out-of-print books. Covers 20,000,000 books and 20,000 book dealers. Offers advanced searching options.
Add All.com Search for used, rare, and out-of-print materials.
Advanced Book Exchange Search for rare, out-print, or antiquarian books. Offers advanced searching options.
Alibris Search for used, rare, or out-of-print books. Offers advanced searching options.
All Bookstores.com Searches for new or used books, including textbooks.
Best Book Buys Searches for all kinds of books, including new and used books, textbooks, audio books, and out-of-print books.
Dealtime Search for new or used books.