Finding bread books
I know that Christmas is almost upon us, so I'm not advocating that you run out and buy anything that you may already have requested as a gift. However, if you are shopping around for one or more specific titles, take advantage of any used book stores that may be in your area. I was fortunate to be rummaging around in one this summer and found The Bread Bible by Rose Levy Berenbaum and The Bread Bible by Beth Hesperger, each in excellent condition. I took them both home for a little under $20, total. And no postage, either!
Not a bad day when you can combine the thrill of the hunt, bargain prices and instant gratification in a single transaction. And it supports a local merchant, too.
Obviously, there are no guarantees about what might be in stock on any given day, but that's what makes it such a pleasure when you do find something you (ahem) need.