I got a new cookbook today, Urban Italian by Andrew Carmellini and Gwen Hyman. This is a wonderful cookbook packed with Italian recipes from soup to nuts.
If you go to amazon. com http://www.amazon.com/Urban-Italian-Simple-Recipes-Stories/dp/159691470X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1250297640&sr=8-1 and look toward the bottom of the page you will see a link to a lot of new copies at greatly reduced prices. Sometimes these books are perfect, sometimes there is a tear in the dust cover and/or there may be a remainder mark.
I don't know about you but my cookbooks live on a bookshelf. I don't care about tears in dust covers or remainder marks. If I can get a $35.00 cookbook for $18.00 I am a happy camper. You can see if there are deals on any wanted cookbooks by entering the title in the search box at amazon.com
I have a collection of almost 1,500 cookbooks----most purchased at deep discount.