Want To Read All Cake Books Free Or Cheap?

Lounge By JustToEatCake Updated 22 Jan 2010 , 3:02am by JustToEatCake

JustToEatCake Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 4:05pm
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Some of you may already know this but for those that don't I thought I'd share.

Did you know that you can read almost any book ever written that is in ANY library in the US? I have read every one of Toba Garrett's Books, Cake Wrecks, Decorating with Sugarpaste (can't remember the author), Martha Stewarts, Hello, cupcake, and have 2 waiting on me to pick up right now. What I do is go through Amazon and research the books I want to read. I make a list of the name of the book the author and the ISBN. You take it to your library (any library even small town ones near you) and ask for a Interlibrary Loan. You have to pay small amt for shipping, for me it's 2.00 a book but it's so worth it. I have read several that I am so glad I didn't buy and a couple that I know I want to buy after reading them.

There hasn't been any book that I wanted that wasn't available at some library in the US. You can also go to worldcat (world catalog) and it will tell you the closest library to your location that has the book you want.

Anyway just thought I'd share that in case anyone is like me and LOVES to read about caking. I'm a hobbiest so I don't make many cakes but I can induldge my love by reading about them..

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SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 6:09pm
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Than's great that you library has a larger connection.

The libraries in my county only do transfers within the county library system, not nationwide. That would be nice though if there were a broader base. The county my friend lives in (next to mine) is the same way.

Mike1394 Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 6:39pm
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You should be able to look online to see if your library has the book.

Mike

MalibuBakinBarbie Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 6:44pm
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Wow! Never knew something like this existed. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Kayakado Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 7:00pm
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Better than Amazon is World Catalog "worlds largest library catalog"


www.worldcat.org

Texas_Rose Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 7:19pm
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Here's a link someone posted a while back, lots of cake books, either scanned or in pdf format. http://www.4shared.com/dir/15691737/cd170944/sharing.html

CakeForte Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 11:06pm
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Yup! I got a library membership last spring and go every few weeks.
Mine (don't know if all of them do) also rent DVDs and they keep the selections pretty current.

JustToEatCake Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 3:00am
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Originally Posted by Kayakado

Better than Amazon is World Catalog "worlds largest library catalog"


www.worldcat.org



I like looking at the books on Amazon first so I can read the reviews.

JustToEatCake Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 3:02am
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Originally Posted by CakeForte

Yup! I got a library membership last spring and go every few weeks.
Mine (don't know if all of them do) also rent DVDs and they keep the selections pretty current.



Mine too and mine even had a Nick Lodge DVD!!!! Our library doesn't do interlibrary loans of DVDS though..I was a bit bummed...lol

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